Refuge Champillon

11010 Doues , Loc. Champillon - tel. 0165.236266 / cell. 339.435100 -
rifugio champillon (doues)

The refuge was designed by Adolfo Champillon Letey, mayor of the municipality of Doues for 39 years (1951-1990) and to which the structure was dedicated on the opening day July 3, 2005. Letey has always considered that the combination of agriculture and tourism was very important to maintain the territory in Doues. The refuge is ideal for the observation of the stars; for this reason the owners organize evening observations of the Milky Way with a telescope. The managers of Champillon offer tasty traditional Aosta Valley cuisine.
The Refuge Champillon “Adolfo Letey” is located over the pasture “Tza Champillon” on a hill at an altitude of 2465 meters. It is an ideal destination for all walkers passing along the Combin and the Tour des’ Alta Via No. 1, but also for families who can leave to the refuge starting from “Plan detruit” (at about 2000 meters), near a pond and a stone cross located in the middle of pastures.

How to get here by car

Aosta Est motorway exit. Follow the signs for theTraforo del Gran San Bernardo (Gran San Bernardo Tunnel)(green signs) which after a short distance take you to the mouth of the tunnel which links with strada statale (main road) 27. Straight after the tunnel exit go right at the junction following signs for Valpelline, Diga di Place Moulin (Place Moulin Dam).
Carry on through the built-up area of Variney until level with the weighbridge, the road branches off to the left going uphill towards Doues. Carry on along it and go past the town centre (Crétaz) where the church is, then carry on along the road which after several hairpin bends reaches the large clearing in Plan Dètruit, where you can leave your car and carry on for 1 hr on foot.

How to get here by public transport

The nearest train station is in Aosta. The bus station is in front of the train station.
Scheduled Coach service as far as Doues (approximately 6 trips a day, excluding Sundays).



Electric lighting

Opening periods

15.06 / 20.09





Bed in a 2 to 4 bedded room

€ 18,00 – € 18,00

Bed in a room with more than 4 beds

€ 18,00 – € 18,00

Half board (price per person)

€ 44,00 – € 44,00

Complete board (price per person)

€ 54,00 – € 54,00

Sheet bag in cotton


€ 15,00 – € 15,00

Sheet bag for single use


€ 2,50 – € 2,50



€ 9,00 – € 9,00

Prices shown are valid from 01/06/14 to 30/11/2014

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    Villes-Dessus, 73
    11010 Introd (Ao)
    Tel. +39 389 4235804
    Fax. +39 0165 363067


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