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Alpage de Balme Restaurant, Le Tour

Authentic alpine hut serving hearty lunches

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This restaurant is the perfect spot for refuelling on the slopes with a big plate of cheesy carbs and a glass of local wine.

Located at the foot of the Aiguillette des Posettes at Le Tour, this charming mountain restaurant is very popular at lunchtime, due in part to its fantastic sunny terrace with views the length of the valley. Reserving a table in advance is pretty much essential here to avoid having to wait to be seated.

Dishes are all typical mountain fare - cheesy croutes, steak and chips, potato rosti, goat cheese salad, etc but they are very well done and not over-priced. If you can't get a table for lunch or if you just fancy a drink stop, then call back later when they are a bit quieter and enjoy the sweeping views with a glass of their very good vin chaud.

The restaurant is open daily for lunch, snacks and drinks throughout the winter and summer seasons. Access is via the Charamillon gondola and then you can ski, snowshoe or hike your way across to the Posettes sector.

Worth knowing

Definitely book your table in advance


Visitor comments

  • "My favourite restaurant in the Le Tour area of Chamonix valley. Be sure to book to avoid disappointment. The plat de jour is always fantastic!!" - Trip Advisor
  • "We had two lunches here during a week’s stay in Argentiere. Our two boys and dog had a wonderful time. The staff were welcoming and kind, the food was really delicious and the restaurant is in a lovely setting. We couldn’t recommend it more highly." - Trip Advisor
  • "Highly recommended. Best to book as it’s very popular but small. A great place to have lunch in Le Tour; legendary apple crumble."Trip Advisor


  • Families & Kids
  • Children welcome
  • Accessibility
  • No wheelchair access
  • Ski to door


  • Address
  • Col des Posettes
  • 74400

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