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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Travel Guide

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.

Where to stay in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
823, Allée Recteur Payot, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
The price is £81 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Located near the slopes, this Chamonix City Centre hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Brevent-Flegere Ski Area and Aiguille du Midi ...
4.1/5Very Good! (314 reviews)
"Amazing hotel, check in was a bit chaotic but hotel very clean and good value for money. Would stay again"

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2020

La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
Grand Hôtel Des Alpes
Grand Hôtel Des Alpes
5 out of 5
75 Rue du Docteur Paccard, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie
The price is £155 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Located near the slopes, this Chamonix City Centre hotel is in the mountains, 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Aiguille du Midi Cable Car, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Sea ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (151 reviews)
"Lovely building, location and staff. Friendly and accommodating."

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Grand Hôtel Des Alpes
Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £98 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Located near the slopes, this Chamonix City Centre hotel is in the mountains and within a 10-minute walk of Aiguille du Midi Cable Car, Casino Barriere Chamonix ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (950 reviews)
Another great stay.
"This was our second stay and just as good as the first. We love everything about this hotel, the rooms are nice, the balcony is spacious, the lobby is relaxing and the pool/spa is just wonderful. The location is great and everyone working there is friendly."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
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.
La Roche
La Roche
3 out of 5
Località Signayes, Aosta, AO
The price is £51 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Located in the heart of Aosta, this residence is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Aosta Amphitheater and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Aosta-Pila Cable Car. Aosta Archaeological ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)
"loved the welcome feeling. Staff was attentive and friendly. La Roche is very close to Aosta, easy accessible by car, with free parking. Breakfast was copious and healthy. Like being at home."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2019

La Roche
Residence Courmaison
Residence Courmaison
3 out of 5
Route Mont Blanc 26, Palleusieux, Pre-Saint-Didier, AO
The price is £73 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Pre-Saint-Didier residence is situated in the mountains, within 2 miles (3 km) of Pre-Saint-Didier Spa and Courmayeur ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (49 reviews)
Perfect
"Every thing was perfect. The apparent was very spacious and comfortable for a family of 3. The front office staff was very helpful. Even they provided me their shuttle services (during off season) for pickup from bus stop, drop me till sky way, pick me back to hotel and again next day drop me till ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Residence Courmaison
Seconda stella a destra
Seconda stella a destra
Frazione Bonne 27, Valgrisenche, Valle d'Aosta
The price is £58 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) from Parc Animalier d'Introd, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Sarre Royal Castle and Teatro ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
"We loved our short stay in Seconda stella a destra. We got a little lost trying to find it and they were super helpful coming to find us and get us where we needed to be. The unit was clean and adequate. We were disappointed about needing to pay a heavy cleaning fee that was not spelled out on hotels.com ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2019

Seconda stella a destra
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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