Chamonix, dominated by the mythical, majestic Mont Blanc, is a legendary ski resort in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. It is ideal for a holiday embracing the beauty of nature at the heart of wide-open spaces. Chamonix is a small town in the mountains, with a pleasant architecture, offering a pedestrian centre, perfect for relaxing on the terrace of a café, while contemplating the surrounding summits. The mountains are open and accessible to you from your centre, in Chamonix: a cable car takes you up to the Aiguille du Midi, a cog railway takes you to discover the « Mer de Glace», a tramway leaves you at the departure point for the ascent of the Mont Blanc… During your holiday in Chamonix you can also enjoy numerous sporting activities for all the family.
If you want to get high 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 dominates the Alps from its 4810 meter peak and is an absolute must when visiting Chamonix. Lovers of the great outdoors will love this unique natural site in France. At the foot of the Mont Blanc you will find seemingly endless linked hiking trails amidst beautiful, untouched pine forests. There are incredible glaciers to visit. 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.
The French ski resort of Chamonix has a rich heritage and culture. Today one of the most popular destinations for mountaineering and winter sports in Europe, Chamonix was discovered by the tourist industry in 1924 when the 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 developing modern and dynamic winter sports facilities and amenities to suit families on holiday with children as well as the younger crowd who come to enjoy the apres ski in Chamonix. 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 Réserve des Aiguilles Rouges, etc…Booking a holiday rental in Chamonix, you will have the possibility to discover all the resort’s secrets!
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 regenerating summer 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. Lovers of white-water water sports can get an adrenalin rush on the torrents of frozen water which descend this majestic, snow-covered rock. 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 cities across the borders in Switzerland or Italy. If you still have the energy you can dance all night in one of the many bars and nightclubs in Chamonix.