Restaurant Gîte Alpage La Chaux


Welcome to the La Chaux alpine restaurant, where traditional specialties and a hearty, homey welcome go hand-in-hand.

Built in 1871, this picturesque gite is a wonderful example of local architecture. Built with solid wood beams called ‘madriers’ on a stone masonry base and covered with a snug, shingled roof, the building looks just as it did in the olden days. Inside, the central chimney still has the traditional truncated pyramid form.

Owned by the Bellon family, this was exclusively a dairy farm until 2008, at which point the family began keeping cows in summer only. Little by little, the historic building has been renovated into an alpine bed and breakfast.

Today, daytime visitors can sit down to a delicious meal of alpine specialities made from local products in the rustic dining room, cosy carnotzet or on the terrace with a splendid view of the Dents du Midi.

This alp restaurant is accessible :
– by car / bike upon an asphalted alpine road (route du Jorat) or
– on foot, either from the summit of the Chairlift La Foilleuse (15 minutes) or from Morgins via Madzé (1h30).

Starting this winter, skiers can look forward to refueling at the restaurant, just off the La Chaux ski slope. Touring skiers who have taken a Rando-Parc itinerary up to La Foilleuse can stop for a well-earned pause at the restaurant before continuing on their way. Snowshoers following the Foilleuse-Madzé route can leave the signposted trail halfway along the route, at a farm, to reach the hut.

Finally, starting in 2025, overnight guests can choose between the comfort of a guest room or a rough-and-ready sleepover in the barn.

Opening hours

From 09/05 to 30/06/2024 between 11 am and 10 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2024 between 11 am and 10 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

From 01/09 to 27/10/2024 between 11 am and 10 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.



  • Charging station for 2 electric wheels


Route du Jorat 99CH - 1875MorginsSuisse
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Located under the Chaux chairlift, upper half.