Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc showing street scenes, café scenes and a city

Known for its wintersports and stunning scenery, this famous town in the French Alps also delights with stores, spas, restaurants and summertime activities.

Glaciers, jagged snowcapped peaks and miles of ski slopes have made Chamonix-Mont-Blanc one of Europe’s best-known ski areas. The alpine town is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak. Come for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountaineering and hill walking in the summer.

You can find ski areas for all experience levels spread across three mountainsides. Ski the beautiful Vallée Blanche glacier, Chamonix’s off-piste ski run. Hire a guide from one of the operators in town to take you.

Non-skiers can go ice climbing, ride on a ski-cab or walk along 10 miles (17 kilometers) of trails. Climb aboard the little red train for a scenic trip on the Montenvers Mountain Railway to the base of the Mer de Glace glacier. Walk through the ice grotto that has been cut into the glacier.

Ride a gondola to the summit of Aiguille du Midi. From the viewing platform, watch skiers descend Vallée Blanche. If you are brave enough, Step into the Void, a glass platform that hangs over the mountain and offers incredible views. Access to Step into the Void is included in the price of the cable car ticket to the summit of Aiguille du Midi.

There are plenty of attractions away from the ski runs. Go shopping, pamper yourself at a spa and learn about the area’s history at Musée Alpin. Visit Chamonix’s tearooms, live music bars, international restaurants and nightclubs, or try your luck at the casino. Try traditional Swiss cuisine such as raclette, a dish made with melted cheese and rösti, which is fried, grated potato.

Chamonix offers plenty to do in the summer. Hike along mountain and valley trails, and learn how to paraglide, play golf and scale mountain peaks.

Geneva International Airport is the main gateway to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, and is 64 miles (103 kilometers) from the town. Get around by renting a car or electric bike, or by public transportation. Chamonix experiences snow from November until as late as June. In the summer, it is hot and sunny in the valleys but cooler higher up.

Known for its wintersports and stunning scenery, this famous town in the French Alps also delights with stores, spas, restaurants and summertime activities.

Glaciers, jagged snowcapped peaks and miles of ski slopes have made Chamonix-Mont-Blanc one of Europe’s best-known ski areas. The alpine town is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak. Come for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountaineering and hill walking in the summer.

You can find ski areas for all experience levels spread across three mountainsides. Ski the beautiful Vallée Blanche glacier, Chamonix’s off-piste ski run. Hire a guide from one of the operators in town to take you.

Non-skiers can go ice climbing, ride on a ski-cab or walk along 10 miles (17 kilometers) of trails. Climb aboard the little red train for a scenic trip on the Montenvers Mountain Railway to the base of the Mer de Glace glacier. Walk through the ice grotto that has been cut into the glacier.

Ride a gondola to the summit of Aiguille du Midi. From the viewing platform, watch skiers descend Vallée Blanche. If you are brave enough, Step into the Void, a glass platform that hangs over the mountain and offers incredible views. Access to Step into the Void is included in the price of the cable car ticket to the summit of Aiguille du Midi.

There are plenty of attractions away from the ski runs. Go shopping, pamper yourself at a spa and learn about the area’s history at Musée Alpin. Visit Chamonix’s tearooms, live music bars, international restaurants and nightclubs, or try your luck at the casino. Try traditional Swiss cuisine such as raclette, a dish made with melted cheese and rösti, which is fried, grated potato.

Chamonix offers plenty to do in the summer. Hike along mountain and valley trails, and learn how to paraglide, play golf and scale mountain peaks.

Geneva International Airport is the main gateway to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, and is 64 miles (103 kilometers) from the town. Get around by renting a car or electric bike, or by public transportation. Chamonix experiences snow from November until as late as June. In the summer, it is hot and sunny in the valleys but cooler higher up.

Where to stay in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Alpina Eclectic Hotel
Alpina Eclectic Hotel
4 out of 5
79 av. du Mont-Blanc, BP 136, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is £120 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (447 reviews)
"Property is centrally located in Chamonix. View from the balcony suite is worth the extra money. Front desk staff was good. There was a technical issue with the Wifi (service provided issue). The room was great.. and no A/C needed in late April/Early May. Not sure for Summer months. I did not see ..."

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

Alpina Eclectic Hotel
Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
4 out of 5
50 place de l'Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is £150 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (983 reviews)
"Location next to Cable Car and near bus / train service. Very modern clean rooms, nice spa area to relax. Downside there was a conference on and those guests were a bit inconsiderate at night. Sounds carrys badly into rooms from corridors. Also a lot of traffic and roadwork noise at the time stayed ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2022

Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
Mercure Chamonix Centre
Mercure Chamonix Centre
4 out of 5
39 Rue Des Allobroges, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is £127 per night from 18 Jul to 19 Jul
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the spacious rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (24 reviews)
"Great location as its close to everything in chamonix. Room was very spacious and comfortable. The views are fantastic. Staff are friendly and very accommodating. If I’m lucky enough to return to this magnificent area I will be staying here again"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

Mercure Chamonix Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart'hôtel Bellamy Chamonix
Appart'hôtel Bellamy Chamonix
4 out of 5
6 Chemin du Rusticana, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is £133 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a library. Popular attractions Mont Blanc and Aiguille du Midi Cable ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Novo, bem localizado e muito bonito
"Incrivel apartamento! O local esta muito proximo ao centro e aos principais pontos turisticos e restaurante, podendo fazer tudo a pé sem a necessidade de tirar o carro da garagem. O apartamento é novo, tudo muito bonito, pratico e organizado. O banheiro é excelente. Sistema de climatizaçao funcionou ..."

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2021

Appart'hôtel Bellamy Chamonix
Le Cristal de Jade
Le Cristal de Jade
5 out of 5
Place de l'Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 74400
Stay at this 5-star luxury residence in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, a children's pool and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (226 reviews)
"Great first experience in France! They waited for us to check in and were very kind and profesional. Thank you so much!"

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2022

Le Cristal de Jade
Les Balcons du Savoy
Les Balcons du Savoy
4 out of 5
179 rue Mummery, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is £155 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star ski residence in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (481 reviews)
"Great Location, comfortable accommodation, very helpful service."

Reviewed on 8 Nov 2021

Les Balcons du Savoy
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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