Refuge de Bonavau


24 guests max.
60 on the terrace
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A picturesque mountain hut, perched on a bucolic alpine plateau that serves as a point of passage for the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches trails.

The refuge is located above the village of Champéry at the end of the Illiez Valley, facing the Ruan Glacier and nestled between the Tour des Dents du Midi (Switzerland) and the Tour des Dents Blanches (France and Switzerland).

There is no access by car, no showers and no electricity. Access to the hut requires a walk of about 1h15 from Grand Paradis, and 1h30 from Champéry Village or the Barme Valley.

Our specialities include:
– Cheese fondue
– Croûte au fromage
– Valaisan charcuterie
– Omelettes
– Homemade soups
– Homemade fruit tarts

The refuge has three dormitories, two with 5 beds and one with 8 beds.

Opening hours

From 28/04 to 01/10, daily.
Detailed timetable directly on the website.



  • Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Pets welcome
  • Accommodation


Cash: Only CHF and Euros accepted.
No payment by credit card (lack of network).

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Twint
  • Currency


BonavauCH - 1874Champéry
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