Refuge de Bonavau


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The Refuge de Bonaveau is a picturesque mountain refuge, perched on a bucolic alpine plateau between Grand Paradis and the Susanfe Valley.

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’, Bonaveau 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. If you’re in need of a bite to eat, Bonaveau’s kitchen serves traditional Valaisan specialties, cheese dishes, hearty omelettes, homemade soup and delectable fruit pies.

Opening hours

From 01/05 to 01/10. Dates to be confirmed.
Closed for the season from October 1, 2023.

Subject to snow conditions.



  • Restaurant
  • Pets welcome
  • Breakfast
  • Half-board


Prices on our website

Tourist tax:
CHF 2.00 / adult (from 18 years old)
CHF 1.00 / child (6 to 17 years old)
Multi Pass offered in summer (60 free activities in the Portes du Soleil)

No payment by credit card (lack of network).

Payment methods

  • Currency
  • Cash
  • Twint


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