Refuge des Prés
LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE
- Altitude: 1935 m
- Capacity: 30 People
Opening period: One of the few refuges at 2000m on the French side of Mont Blanc open eleven months of the year.
However, as work is still in progress in the hut, we cannot open online bookings until August 1st 2021.
For bookings between July 1st 2021 and August 1st 2021, exceptionally this year, please contact the wardens by e-mail: email@example.com
Official closing in 2021 only from 09/11/2021 to 19/12/2021
Winter opening from 20/12/21 to 15/04/22
Summer opening from 15/06/22 to 30/10/22
The summit of the MONT-BLANC itself is visible from the refuge, a great plus, a privilege!
The refuge is located opposite the Mont-Blanc massif in the commune of Contamines-Montjoie in one of the largest Nature Reserves (5500 hectares) in Haute-Savoie created in 1979. It is one of the most important nature conservation areas in France.
The brand new Refuge des Prés is built at an altitude of 1933m at the foot of the Aiguille de la Cicle (2552m), ideally situated in the immediate vicinity of the international trails of the Tour du Mont-Blanc (GR TMB) and the GR5, the GRP of the Tour du Pays du Mont-Blanc and finally on the GRP of the Tour du Beaufortain
The capacity of this former alpine chalet, totally rebuilt in 2021, is 30 places in 7 small bedrooms/dormitories for 4 people, and one bedroom for 2 people, bunk beds.
The beds are equipped with duvets and pillows; the sanitary facilities are shared with hot showers included in the half-board price.
For hygiene reasons, it is compulsory to bring your own sleeping bags.
On the day of your departure, the rooms must be vacated by 9.00 am at the latest.
Thank you for your understanding.
Meals are available at lunchtime, à la carte, many desserts! Picnic to take away of course all home made.
- From the Contamines-Montjoie valley :
2h25 walk from the Notre-Dame de la Gorge car park (Climb of : 728 m)
Or via the Signal cable car, 1h30 climb of 250 m and descente of: 300 m.
- From the Savoie, from the Cols du Joly and de la Fenêtre, 2h30 (positive difference in altitude: 250 m), (negative difference in altitude: 400 m)
- From the Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme, 2h35.
Half Board in a room/dormitory for 2 persons = 70 €*/person
Half Board in a small room/dormitory for 4 persons = 70 €*/person
Half Board for children under 12 years old = 49 €*/child.
Half Board for people from 12 to 18 years old = 57 €*/child.
* included in the price: hot shower - evening meal - overnight stay - breakfast
The tourist tax (0.80€ for people over 18 years old) is not included and must be paid in addition on site.
(Credit card accepted, cheque also with an ID)
Picnic = 12 €.
Picnics must be ordered in advance. They must be ordered before 6 pm on the day of your visit.
For more information and photos visit our website : http://lerefugedespres.com/
RESERVATION REQUIRED FOR HALF-BOARD on the website: www.montourdumontblanc.com
Arrival before 6pm is recommended to facilitate your reception and the work of the staff.
If you wish, the evening menu included in the half-board can be replaced by a Fondue Savoyarde (request at the time of booking).
If you have a special diet (vegetarian, various allergies), please let us know when making your reservation.
Dogs are welcome at the refuge: (on request only). Please contact us in advance, thank you for your understanding.
Free tap water
Area for drying clothes,
Free hot showers,