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Les Ecuries de Charamillon

Refuge

Contributors:

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Les Ecuries de Charamillon, translated as the Stables of the Charamillon, is a refuge and restaurant located very near to the Charamillon mid-station above the hamlet Le Tour on the Balme Mountain. They are open in summer from mid June to mid September corresponding to the opening dates of the Charamillon gondola which departs at Le Tour. They are also open in winter as part of the Le Tour ski domain.


The refuge comprises several buildings. They have a nice indoor restaurant with a nice outdoor terrace facing the view down the mountain and across to the Aiguillette des Posettes. They pride themselves on the use of local produce and a menu which they put together each year. The refuge has a total capacity of 19 beds divided over 4 sections of 4 and a section for 3 people. They recommend you bring your own sleeping bag liner.


The easiest access to Les Ecuries de Charamillon is via the Charamillon gondola which is located a few hundred meters from the refuge. There are many trails you can take around the area. We got a detailed description for a trail that includes the magnificent Aiguillette des Posettes and the Tete de Balme summit. Another very popular option is the trail to the Refuge Albert 1er along side of the Glacier du Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1914m

Capacity for this point of interest
Accommodation Type
Phone number for this point of interest
Website for this point of interest

Capacity

Accommodation

Phone

Website

19

Dormitories

+33 (0)6 70 12 85 04

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

These are the trails and points of interests linked to this refuge

Aiguillette des Posettes and Tete de Balme

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Loop Trail:

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A great discovery loop of the Aiguillette des Posettes and the Montagne de Balme above Le Tour on the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Trail Length

Length

14.52km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Jun - Start Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1171m / -1171m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Le Tour to Refuge Albert 1er

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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This route takes you from the village of Le Tour to the high altitude refuge Albert 1er, right next to the Glacier du Tour

Trail Length

Length

9.31km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+862m / -862m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.5 - 2.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Chalet de Charamillon

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Snack Bar

Large snack with huge terrace in between the Charamillon and Autannes lifts

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1853m

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Refuge Albert 1er

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

High altitude Refuge at 2702 meters right next to the Glacier du Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2702m

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Aiguillette des Posettes

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Mountain Ridge

Crest Summit above Le Tour on the crest towards the Tete de Balme

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2201m

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Refuge Col de Balme

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Refuge located on the Col de Balme right on the border with Switzerland

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2203m

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Tete de Balme

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Summit

Round top summit above Le Tour on the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2321m

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Alpage de Balme

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Restaurant

Nice little mountain restaurant and snack bar near the Col des Posettes

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1989m

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Longitude:

6.9588

Latitude:

46.0156

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