Refuge des Aiglons

  • France, Chamonix

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If you can’t sit still (or if that’s all you want to do) then the Refuge des Aiglons is the place for you with a range of facilities, delicious food and a great location.

Summer fun and facilities

Water babies will love the outdoor swimming pool for cooling off during those balmy summer days, its surrounded by sun loungers so book worms can get stuck into a good book, or, simply relax and enjoy views of the surrounding Mont Blanc Massif. The spa and wellness facilities are great for cooler days with a steam room, sauna and whirlpool available to enjoy. For a bit of friendly competition, you’ll find a small games room with table football, board games, books and a few other games to get stuck into. Or, those that love riddles should try out the hotels own escape game – its free to try and is fun for all the family.

A great location for those discovering Chamonix

For those wanting to get out and about, you’re just 200 metres from the centre of Chamonix, here you’ll find a vibrant mountain town where adventure is a way of life. And you can’t visit Chamonix without a trip in Europe’s steepest cable car, the Aiguille du Midi, which is just around the corner from the hotel. You’re also just across the road from the bus station meaning you can connect to other neighbouring towns and villages, which is particularly good for those wanting to get out and explore the local walking trails. After exploring, head back to the hotel to the large outdoor terrace for a well-deserved aperitif from the hotel bar and on warmer summer evenings dinner can also be enjoyed on the terrace.

Added value

Group offer available for summer 2024 stays (min 20 people)

Free bottle of wine per room on arrival for summer 2024 stays

Inghams Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

Free Chamonix Guest Card with discounted attractions, up to 50% discounts on Chamonix Mobility bus tickets and free travel on the Mont Blanc Express (exclusions apply).


Chamonix is a holiday destination on every mountain-lover’s bucket list, a working town (rather than sleepy resort village) that’s as busy in summer as it is in winter. Because of the mega mountains that surround it (Chamonix sits at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, to name just one) and the extreme athletes that come here to play, it’s known as the adventure capital of Europe. But for the rest of us, those towering mountain peaks and the lush valleys make the most breath-taking backdrop for hiking, biking or simply relaxing.

Panoramic Mont Blanc views

Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car that whisks you up the Mont Blanc massif to the top of Europe. It’s worth it for the views alone, with panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Visit the museum, watch mountaineers set out for the summit, or Step Into The Void - a nerve-testing glass box jutting out over a 1,000 metre precipice.

In fact, the Chamonix valley has one of the best summer lift systems in the Alps, with cable cars, gondolas, funiculars and chairlifts to give you a boost on your hike or bike, or easy access to new areas for sightseeing (payable locally and open during selected dates, see 'walking' tab below for further information on summer lifts).

Walking holidays in Chamonix

A summer hiking destination since the mid 1700s, Chamonix has a huge complex of trails, whatever your pace. The Lac Blanc is a popular walking trail, it's well-marked and offers stellar views. If you’re up for more of a challenge, the Grand Balcon Sud day hike will lead you through forests, meadows and high alpine terrain. Look out for traditional mountain refuges along the routes for refreshments.

Explore the Mer de Glace (the Sea of Ice)

The largest glacier in France - 7km long and 200m deep - it was the Mer de Glace that put Chamonix on the map as a holiday destination back in the 1800s. Although fast receding, during certain summer months you can visit the caves inside this living glacier, with its ice sculptures and crystals, as well as the Glacorium exhibition museum nearby that’s dedicated to glaciology.

Family holidays in Chamonix

Adventure parks, zip lines and outdoor activities the Chamonix valley has no shortage of kids’ activities. Families after a holiday in nature will love Chamonix, the walking routes are beautiful and range from valley level walking to more challenging hikes, for kids up to the task. The adventure and leisure parks are great fun for all, as is the Montenver train. See our 'things to do' tab for more information on family activities.

Adventure-sport central

There’s probably no more active or adventurous place in the world with many different activities on offer as well as events throughout the summer. On top of Chamonix’s extensive walking trails, try your hand at e-biking, mountain biking, golf, via ferrata, and a whole host of watersports (rafting, hydrospeed). Or perhaps find a sunny deck to watch all the action from…

Why book a summer holiday in Chamonix with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of France's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Chamonix. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Chamonix include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of hotel rooms: 107
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4


Standard valley view rooms are about 20m², sleep up to two people and can have a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking). They also have a bath with shower head.

Superior Mont Blanc view rooms are about 25m², sleep up to three people and can have a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking, please note the third bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony with a view of Mont Blanc.

Junior suites are a lot more spacious at about 40m², sleep up to four people and the main bed can be made as a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking. Please note that the extra bed is a double sofa bed). They also have a small seating area.

Single rooms and interconnecting Rooms are available on request and at a supplement, please call to book.

Cots are available on request.

All rooms have:

  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe

General information

  • Check in: 5pm

Local fees and taxes

Resort tax of approx. €2.30 per person, per day is payable locally (free for under 18's)


  • No. of steps into property: 9
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes from Geneva airport.
  • Bus stop opposite the hotel
  • Around the corner from the Aiguille du Midi cable car
  • 200 metres to the centre of Chamonix
  • Sun terrace with views of the Mont Blanc Massif 
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Free pool towels
  • Garden
  • Spa with whirlpool, sauna and steam room (treatments are payable locally)
  • Small games area with table football, board games and books
  • Free hotel escape game 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (bookable and payable locally, approx. €25 per day)

For breakfast you'll have a buffet with various hot and cold options. Dinner on half-board is a three-course meal with a choice for each course, it can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant and during warmer evenings you can dine on the outdoor terrace, it offers a menu with dishes that are well presented and delicious. Tea and coffee is also served at the end of the meal. 

Lunch boxes are available on request from the hotel (bookable and payable locally).

Early meal times for children are available on a request basis only.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are on request, please advise of any at the time of booking.

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