France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
The prime outdoor resort in the French Alps lies at the base of huge Mont Blanc, the highest mountain peak in Western Europe. Any time of year is fine for a visit to Chamonix.




Mont Blanc (4,810 meters, 15,781 feet) is the highest mountain peak in Western Europe, and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, nestled in a long valley beneath it, is the prime ski and mountain resort in the French Alps.

With dozens of ski lifts and many kilometers of ski and hiking trails, and France's most dramatic conditions for paragliding, it is among France's finest outdoor moutain resorts in all seasons.

The long valley holds hundreds of lodging places, including hotels, guesthouses, chalets and self-catering flats/apartments.

Even if you are not an outdoor sports enthusiast, you're sure to enjoy its less demanding pursuits: taking cable cars to the mountain peaks for the spectacular alpine panoramas, observing the glaciers, wandering the town's narrow streets, and relaxing in its cafés and restaurants.

Despite its location deep in the mountains, transportation to and in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is relatively easy, with frequent trains and valley buses, as well as free local shuttle buses within the town. More...

Hotels in Chamonix

Chamonix Restaurants

What to See & Do

Transport for Chamonix

Tourist Information

About the French Alps



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Center of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

Église St-Michel in the center of
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps.





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