Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc showing street scenes, a city and cafe lifestyle
Known for its wintersports and stunning scenery, this famous town in the French Alps also delights with stores, spas, restaurants and summertime activities.

Glaciers, jagged snowcapped peaks and miles of ski slopes have made Chamonix-Mont-Blanc one of Europe’s best-known ski areas. The alpine town is situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, Western Europe’s highest peak. Come for skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and mountaineering and hill walking in the summer.

You can find ski areas for all experience levels spread across three mountainsides. Ski the beautiful Vallée Blanche glacier, Chamonix’s off-piste ski run. Hire a guide from one of the operators in town to take you.

Non-skiers can go ice climbing, ride on a ski-cab or walk along 10 miles (17 kilometres) of trails. Climb aboard the little red train for a scenic trip on the Montenvers Mountain Railway to the base of the Mer de Glace glacier. Walk through the ice grotto that has been cut into the glacier.

Ride a gondola to the summit of Aiguille du Midi. From the viewing platform, watch skiers descend Vallée Blanche. If you are brave enough, Step into the Void, a glass platform that hangs over the mountain and offers incredible views. Access to Step into the Void is included in the price of the cable car ticket to the summit of Aiguille du Midi.

There are plenty of attractions away from the ski runs. Go shopping, pamper yourself at a spa and learn about the area’s history at Musée Alpin. Visit Chamonix’s tearooms, live music bars, international restaurants and nightclubs, or try your luck at the casino. Try traditional Swiss cuisine such as raclette, a dish made with melted cheese and rösti, which is fried, grated potato.

Chamonix offers plenty to do in the summer. Hike along mountain and valley trails, and learn how to paraglide, play golf and scale mountain peaks.

Geneva International Airport is the main gateway to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, and is 64 miles (103 kilometres) from the town. Get around by renting a car or electric bike, or by public transportation. Chamonix experiences snow from November until as late as June. In the summer, it is hot and sunny in the valleys but cooler higher up.

Where to stay in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons
Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons
4 out of 5
270 Avenue De Courmayeur, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-savoie, 74400
The price is RM967 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
RM967
per night
7 Feb - 8 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Nice location. Menu in resturant was not that good."

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2023

Hôtel Le Refuge des Aiglons
Alpina Eclectic Hotel
Alpina Eclectic Hotel
4 out of 5
79 av. du Mont-Blanc, BP 136, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is RM988 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
RM988
per night
8 Feb - 9 Feb
Stay at this 4-star golf hotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (520 reviews)
"Very nice hotel, would like to have been able check in a bit earlier."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2023

Alpina Eclectic Hotel
Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
4 out of 5
50 place de l'Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
The price is RM1,098 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
RM1,098
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast in their reviews. Popular ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,004 reviews)
"We loved every moment we spent here, I was not sure at first if I would be happier at one of the more historic properties in the town, but this hotel was perfection. Amazing spa, cosy rooms, great location close to the bus station for the ski resorts, and walkable to the centre of town. I can't wait ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2023

Héliopic Hôtel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Appart'hôtel Bellamy Chamonix
Appart'hôtel Bellamy Chamonix
4 out of 5
6 Chemin du Rusticana, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a library. Popular attractions Aiguille du Midi Cable Car and Casino ...
5/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"We had a lovely stay at Hotel Bellamy. The apartment was perfectly stocked and comfortable, the staff was amazingly accommodating and you cannot beat the location to access around town and to the bus system. Highly recommend"

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2023

Appart'hôtel Bellamy Chamonix
Les Balcons du Savoy
Les Balcons du Savoy
4 out of 5
179 rue Mummery, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
Stay at this 4-star ski residence in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (509 reviews)
"Fabulous place to stay. Helpful staff generally but could have been advised of a cheaper local ski pass"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2023

Les Balcons du Savoy
Odalys Résidence Prestige Isatis
Odalys Résidence Prestige Isatis
4 out of 5
25 Chemin de Saint Roch, Les Tines, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, 74400
Stay at this 4-star ski residence in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (66 reviews)
"I liked the location. I didn’t like the fact that it’s very hard to get food at night…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2022

Odalys Résidence Prestige Isatis
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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