Refuge de Bonavau


24 guests max.
60 on the terrace
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The Refuge de Bonavau is a picturesque mountain refuge, perched on a bucolic alpine plateau that serves as a point of passage for the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches trails.

The Refuge can be reached by a medium-difficulty hike of 75 minutes from Grand Paradis and 90 minutes from the Barme plateau. Bonavau’s kitchen serves traditional Valaisan specialties, cheese dishes, hearty omelettes, homemade soup and delectable fruit pies.

A cosy mountain hideaway, Brigitte’s refuge is the first stop en route to some of our most spectacular local sites, from the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches mountain ranges to the formidable Pas d’Encel passage and the airy Belle Etoile suspension bridge.

Hardly a ‘hut’, Bonavau is a lovely alpine chalet that appears like a mirage when you round the bend in the trail. The panorama is striking, with the chalet and its garden full of flowers standing out before the icy bulk of the Ruan Glacier in the background.

Visitors seeking the restful simplicity of yesteryear are welcome to stay the night; three snug dormitories equipped with fluffy duvets offer 5, 6 and 7 places.

Opening hours

From 07/05 to 23/10.
Closed on Monday.
8am-10pm (subject to modification, for hikers)

The closing date may vary depending on weather conditions.



  • Terrace
  • Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Pets welcome
  • Accommodation

Payment methods

  • Currency
  • Cash
  • Twint


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