The Famous Chamonix Mountains
If you want to reach the heights and admire the most famous mountain in Chamonix, the Mont Blanc, you have the choice – take the cable car or hike up. The second option is really for trained athletes only! The Mont Blanc in Chamonix dominating the Alps from its 4810-meter peak is a unique natural site in France and is an absolute must for lovers of the great outdoors when visiting Chamonix. At the foot of the Mont Blanc you will find endless linked hiking trails amidst beautiful, untouched pine forests. The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), the largest glacier in France and the Ice Cave are two beautiful sites well worth visiting during your holiday in Chamonix. For the younger members of the family, visit the Merlet animal park set in more than 20 hectares of woods in the heart of this preserved natural setting in the famous Chamonix mountains.
Heritage and Culture in Chamonix
The French ski resort of Chamonix has a rich heritage and culture just waiting to be discovered while on holiday here. Today one of the most popular destinations for mountaineering and winter sports in Europe, Chamonix was discovered by the tourist industry in 1924 when this small mountain town hosted the first Olympic Winter Games. You will find here a pleasant blend of tradition and modernity as this ski resort has managed to keep its authenticity while at the same time developing modern and dynamic winter sports facilities and amenities to suit all tastes. From families skiing with small children to the younger crowd who come to enjoy the resort's lively apres ski, Chamonix has facilities, activities and entertainment for all ages. The architecture of this charming ski resort presents an interesting mix of mountain chalets, majestic villas, traditional farms, churches and chapels as well as the original hotels and palaces dating back to the origins of the town. To soak up the heritage and culture of Chamonix, you can visit the many museums in the resort: the Musée Alpin, Espace Tairraz, Chalet de la Reserve des Aiguilles Rouges, etc…Booking a holiday rental in Chamonix, you will have the possibility to discover all of this resort’s wonderful secrets!
Winter Holidays in Chamonix
Dynamic and festive, the famous resort of Chamonix in the French Alps has many attractions for families with children or for groups of friends looking to spend a lively and sporty holiday in the mountains. Take to the sky in a light aircraft or hot air balloon and enjoy an incomparable view of the Mont Blanc Mountain and its surroundings. Get an adrenalin rush and try parapente and enjoy the views of the snow-covered summit. Those looking for calmer activities such as walking and hiking can enjoy one of 160 hiking trails available in and around Chamonix. There is something for all ages, all levels and all tastes. Or you can simply spend a relaxing holiday visiting the nearby towns across the borders in Switzerland or Italy and enjoy the different gastronomical delights on offer. If you still have the energy you can dance all night in one of the many bars and nightclubs in Chamonix.