Beautiful refuge and restaurant in a fantastic location in the center of the Miage valley at the the foot of the Glacier de Miage. There are wide open pastures around the chalets with a number of small rivers running down from the high peaks around it. It is really very nice natural setting with good views all around.
The refuge has a capacity of 48 in its dormitory but also provides 2 private rooms and even 3 mini chalets. It serves excellent food and is open quite early in the season typically from May to the end of September. Check their website for the most information on the dates that they will be open for business and to make bookings.
Our favorite way of reaching the Chalets the Miage is by starting at Les Houches and taking the Bellevue lift and then taking the beautiful trail over the Col de Tricot down to the refuge. This is a good alternative to the usual Tour du Mont Blanc route and it our preferred alternative for Stage 1 of that multi-day tour.
We also have a trail that starts at the Chalet de Miage and takes you up to Col de Tricot and then takes the "Smugglers Path" to the Refuge Plan de Glacier. You could also reach the Chalet de Miage from Les Contamines by taking the trail passing by the Chalets du Truc.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
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Fantastic route with so much to offer and a great diversity of scenery and views. This trail can be done with children as long as they can handle the significant amount of downhill.
When to Go
Mid Jun - Mid Sep
2.5 - 4.0 Hours
+651m / -1278m
7+ Years old
2.0 - 3.0 Hours
A beautiful but pretty tough loop trail taking you from Refuge de Miage up to the Col the Tricot and then to the Refuge de Plan de Glacier via the "Smugglers Path"
When to Go
Mid Jun - End Sep
4.0 - 6.0 Hours
+1181m / -1181m
15+ Years old
2.5 - 3.5 Hours
Very Difficult (5/5)
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