Chamonix & Mount Blanc

Chamonix & Mount Blanc, photo by Ximonic
Chamonix & Mount Blanc (photo by Ximonic)
 

Chamonix is a resort in the French Alps, located at the foot of Mont Blanc in southeastern France.

Situated among some of the tallest mountains in the Alps, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France, and the gateway to some of Europe’s most dramatic alpine scenery.

Chamonix and Mont Blanc are at the center of cable car complex that allows visitors to enjoy the scenery and move between villages – even crossing into Italy’s Aosta Valley (see Italy listing for Aosta Valley).

It is also the center of an alpine sports complex that offers everything from hiking and biking to climbing to winter sports.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
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Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Apartment d'Aiguille

Located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, this apartment features a balcony with mountain views. The apartment is 600 metres from Chamonix Ski School. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$128

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Talya

Talya is 300 metres from the Savoy/Brevent Ski Lift and 100 metres from Chamonix's pedestrian area. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher. A flat-screen TV and DVD player is available. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$181

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Marius

Set 1.1 km from Lognan Ski Lift and 1.6 km from Argentière, Marius is a chalet in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Guests benefit from terrace and a sun terrace. There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$542

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Appartement Les Arolles

Appartement Les Arolles offers accommodation in the centre of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 800 metres from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift and 850 metres from Aiguille du Midi Ski Lift. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$192

 
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Chambres d'Hôtes A L'Orée du Bois

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Chambres d'Hôtes A L'Orée du Bois offers accommodation in Les Houches. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$69

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Balmat Cottage

Balmat Cottage

Set in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, this apartment features a patio. The apartment is 1.8 km from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$246

$2469.6
Appartement Les Arolles

Appartement Les Arolles

Appartement Les Arolles offers accommodation in the centre of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 800 metres from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift and 850 metres from Aiguille du Midi Ski Lift. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$192

 
$1929.4
Mont Blanc 212 Apartment

Mont Blanc 212 Apartment

Mont Blanc 212 Apartment offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 200 metres from Chamonix Ski School and 600 metres from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift. The apartment is 2.3 km from Les Praz - La Flegere Ski Lift. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$311

$3119.4
Apartment Cosmiques

Apartment Cosmiques

Situated 300 metres from Chamonix Ski School in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony. A dishwasher and an oven can be found in the kitchen. Towels and bed linen are provided at Apartment Cosmiques. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$328

$3289.4
Apartment Staddon

Apartment Staddon

Located 100 metres from Chamonix Ski School in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, this apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The property features views of the mountain and is 400 metres from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$328

$3289.4
Le Chalet des Glaciers

Le Chalet des Glaciers

Le Chalet des Glaciers offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 1.1 km from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift and 1.3 km from Chamonix Ski School. Featuring free private parking, the chalet is 3.7 km from Les Praz - La Flegere Ski Lift. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$213

$2139.2
Apartment Mont Blanc

Apartment Mont Blanc

Located 800 metres from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift, Apartment Mont Blanc offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Apartment Mont Blanc features views of the mountain and is 800 metres from Chamonix Ski School. Average score from 781 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$141

$1419.1
Les Grands Montets

Les Grands Montets

This chalet sits below the famous ski area of the Grands Montets and at the starting point for a range of hiking trails. Its spacious rooms (some with mezzanines for families) have a view of Mont-Blanc or the Glacier of Argentière. Average score from 385 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$172 - $352

 
$1729.0
Chalet Hideaway 1

Chalet Hideaway 1

Set in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 5 km from Les Praz - La Flegere Ski Lift, Chalet Hideaway 1 features a barbecue and views of the mountain. Chamonix Ski School is 8 km away. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$298

 
$2989.0
chalet des petits loups

chalet des petits loups

Chalet des petits loups offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The unit is 1.1 km from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$213

$2138.7
Univers

Univers

Univers offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher and a toaster. Average score from 665 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$197

$1978.3
Chalet Les Bougnettes

Chalet Les Bougnettes

Chalet Les Bougnettes offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 1.3 km from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift and 1.5 km from Chamonix Ski School. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 384 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$217

$2178.3
Les Balcons d'Anaïte

Les Balcons d'Anaïte

Located at the foot of Mont Blanc, Les Balcons d'Anaïte is just a 10 minutes' drive from Chamonix Ski Resort. This residence offers free access to the fitness centre, sauna and hammam. Average score from 414 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$173 - $410

 
$1738.1
Terrasse sur le Mont Blanc

Terrasse sur le Mont Blanc

Set in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, this apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The unit is 500 metres from Chamonix Ski School. Free private parking is available on site. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 26 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$152

$1527.9
Vera

Vera

Talya is 300 metres from the Savoy/Brevent Ski Lift and 100 metres from Chamonix's pedestrian area. Vera features views of the mountains. The unit is equipped with a kitchen. A flat-screen TV is offered. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$148

$1487.6
Apartment Lepelletier

Apartment Lepelletier

Located in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, this apartment features free WiFi. The property features views of the mountain and is 200 metres from Chamonix Ski School. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher. A TV is featured. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$250

$2507.6
Apartment Majestic 1

Apartment Majestic 1

Set 200 metres from Chamonix Ski School and 300 metres from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift, Apartment Majestic 1 offers accommodation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The apartment is 2.6 km from Les Praz - La Flegere Ski Lift. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$278

$2787.5

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Combination
Unusual Local Feature

Cable Car Complex

Chamonix has one of the highest cable cars in the world, which links the town to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi at 3842 m. It is based on an older system built in 1920, rebuilt in the first half of the 1950s over five summer seasons, fully modernized in 1979, and upgraded again in 2008.

On the other side of the valley, another cable car links Chamonix to the viewpoint of Planpraz. A second line links Planpraz to the summit of Le Brévent at 2525 m. Many other cable cars exist in the valley, and are heavily used by skiers and residents.
Natural
Alpine Mountains
Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." Above the village lies Mont Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe.
Winter Sports
The Chamonix Ski Resort is a collection of five individually enormous ski regions. As a result, there is more than sufficient terrain for every level of skiing ability. This includes everything from long, wide, groomed runs that are easily accessible to advanced skiing on backcountry glaciers.
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Natural
Unusual Local Feature
Hiking and Trekking
Biking
Climbing

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