Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak)

Chalet Les Méandres (ex Tupilak)

LES HOUCHES - Altitude: 1120 m - Capacity: 28 People
Opening period: All year round

Availability and online booking

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Located at the start and finish of the Tour du Mont-Blanc (TMB) on the southern flank of the Chamonix valley, the gîte des Méandres (formerly Tupilak) offers sun-drenched terraces with a fantastic view of the Mont-Blanc massif.
An authentic old eighteenth century farm totally renovated in 2009, it holds 24 people in large 2 to 6-bed rooms. The gîte has 2 dining rooms and 4 comfortable bathrooms.
You are free to do as you choose. You can use the kitchen to cook for yourself or you can take the meals provided (dinner: €17, breakfast: €9).


From the centre of the village of Les Houches, go towards the train station. When you get there, take the route de Coupeau on the right. The gîte is at number 1474, below the Christ Roi statue that protects the Chamonix Valley (1.5 km from the centre of Les Houches. 15 minutes walk from the station or 10 minutes with shortcuts).


Yes, up to 24 people. Please contact the caretaker directly at 0033 (0)4 50 54 56 66


Prices 2024

Half-Board = 64 € *
Overnight and breakfast = 41 € *
Overnight only = 30 € *
Dinner only = 24 €
Breakfast only = 11 €
* The tourist tax of 1€ per person and per day is extra

Additional information

The owner is a climbing, canyoning and mountain guide and will be able to provide information on conditions on the mountains, itineraries and the main sites in the Chamonix Valley and the surroundings (Aiguille du Midi, Mer de glace, Brévent, The Aiguilles-Rouges Nature Reserve…).
For further information, see his website:
All facilities are close by (Geneva airport 80 km, train 1 km, bus 1.5 km, post office, supermarket, lifts, GR5, TMB, TPMB)
Emmanuel RATOUIS
1474 montée de Coupeau
Tel. (out of season): 0033 (0)4 50 54 56 66
Tel. (during the season): 0033 (0)4 50 54 56 66
Tel. (Mobile): 0033 (0)6 80 42 58 64
Latitude: 45.900570464476537
Longitude: 6.7994320392608643


Half Board, Picnic, Upon reservation, Evening meal, Breakfast, Free tap water, Hot water for Thermos

Services offered

Dining area, Kitchen area, Free hot showers, Wifi (free), Extra sheets, Weather information, Electricity (220v)


Dining Area, Private Parking, Terrace

Languages spoken

French, English, Italian, German, Spanish

Payment methods

Bank Cheque, Cash

Services located close by

Train, Bus, Taxi, Bakers, Grocers, Pharmacy, Doctor, Post Office, Cash machine, bank, Tourist Office, Ski Lifts
Communauté de Communes Pays du Mont-Blanc
Vallée de Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Espace Mont-Blanc
Les Houches Mont-Blanc
L'assemblée des Pays de Savoie
Vallorcine Mont-Blanc
Les Contamines
Passy Mont-Blanc
Saint Gervais
Servoz  Mont-Blanc
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Creation: Alliance Réseaux