Franco Monzino


Altitude: 2.590 mt.
Address: Loc. Châtelet - Val Veny
Telephone: 0165.809553 - 333.9480629
Number of beds: 65
Number of rooms: 5
WC: 6
Opening periods: 12.06 / 19.09

The refuge is a comfortable brickwork building, in one of the most spectacular positions on the Mont Blanc, also visible from the bottom of the Val Vény valley: in 1965 it replaced the old Capanna Gamba, in memory of the young Milanese climber Franco Monzino.
Frequented by roped parties heading towards some of the most demanding faces of Mont Blanc, the refuge can be reached by walkers able to handle steep granite faces equipped with metal chains.



Description Included Price
Half board (price per person) 55,00 €
55,00 €
Full board (price per person) 70,00 €
70,00 €
Breakfast (price per person) 8,00 €
10,00 €
Lunch (Meals at fixed price - drinks excluded) 18,00 €
20,00 €
Dinner (Meals at fixed price - drinks excluded) 18,00 €
20,00 €
Prices are valid from 01/12/2022 to 30/11/2023

How to get here by car

Courmayeur motorway exit.
From the Courmayeur motorway exit carry on along strada statale (main road) 26 towards Mont Blanc up to La Saxe. Before you reach the snow sheds turn left, then right to go onto the local road towards Entrèves. After a few metres turn left and carry on along the road for Val Veny for approximately 5 km, up to Fréney parking area where you can leave your car. From here the refuge can be reached on foot in approximately two and a half hours.

Geographical co-ordinates:   Est:   6.883799   Nord:   45.79949

How to get here by public transport

The nearest train station is in Aosta.
Scheduled Coach service as far as Courmayeur (approximately 15 trips a day).
It is possible to reach Val Veny taking the local line (approximately 12 trips a day).


Tourist Areas
Tourist Areas

Mont Blanc

Gran Paradiso

Great Saint Bernard

Aosta and surroundings


Monte Rosa

Central Valley


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