One of our top destinations is inevitably Chamonix, the best skiing and mountaineering capital of the world. In Chamonix, the spectacle is permanent. Simply looking up allows you to admire the panorama renowned across the globe. This local natural attraction constantly attracts tourists and skiers from all over the world.
Each year, millions of visitors and holiday-goers make the trip to admire the roof of Europe.
Mont Blanc and its 4,810 m altitude are the third most visited natural site in the world. High mountain mountaineering enthusiasts meet in the streets of cosmopolitan Chamonix.
Here there is so much to see and so much to do. Take, for instance, the Mer de Glace - the largest snow glacier in France. Access to the glacier is common via a cog railway, the Aiguille du Midi and its cable car route that starts in the centre of Chamonix. "Trail across the area away from the regular ski runs, Vallée Blanche, and you will discover and know gorgeous lakes and waterfalls."
In Chamonix, skiing and an array of great outdoor activities appeal to a large audience.
The proximity of the ski areas of Les Houches, Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc and Contamines allow for both intensive and varied snow sliding sports with great details.
The Valley, on the other hand, is a great giant playground for skiers and high mountain enthusiasts. Snowshoeing, tobogganing, trail running, ski-joering, dog sledging, mountaineering, scenic flights, canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking, golf or even climbing on frozen waterfalls make the four seasons of Chamonix intense in discovery and emotion.
More than 2.5 million visitors come for holiday to ski, mountaineering, hike, or simply enjoy this unique landscape and great view in France each year. The station area and town has a capacity of 60,000 beds in chalet accommodation across the resort.
In 2017, a team of surveyors reassessed the altitude of Mont-Blanc upwards. With its height of 4,810 meters, it is not about to lose its honorary title of 'The Roof of Europe'.
The little Montenvers cog train will take you to the "Refuge du Montenvers", at the foot of the Mer de Glace in the French alps. Here we suggest you enjoy a creamy polenta in the day or evening to your heart's content.
The mountain range, Mont Blanc Massif reflecting on Lac Blanc is the ultimate reason for its international fame. Plan and gear up with good walking shoes to admire this view of a gem, a must do activity for your holidays.