The resort town of Chamonix lies at the bottom of Mont Blanc, and is one of the most chic mountain resorts in France. The first Winter Olympics were held here in 1924, and the town has never looked back. Come here for the skiing, the scenery, and to see and be seen.
After a hard day of a typical Chamonix tour of the slopes and hills, you'll be able to tuck into an excellent dinner - you are in France, after all! Try Alpine staples like raclette or fondue, washed down with a fine glass of wine.
There are several museums to visit in the valley, a Casino in Chamonix and several lifts and cables around the valley to take you skiing or just to let you admire the Alps, Mont-Blanc and the glaciers. The town offers activities for all ages and all levels. There are ski schools for children and adults, and a lot of other activities available outdoors and indoors.
Chamonix is dominated by the highest peak in the Western Europe , the Aiguilles de Chamonix. People refer to the town itself and the valley by simply saying Chamonix. The valley also consists of quite a few villages out of which the most famous after Chamonix are Servoz, Les Houches, Les Bossons, Les Praz, Les Tines, Argentiere, Montroc, and Le Tour.
Situated at the foot of the Alps, with approximately 10,000 people town has become one of the top skiing resorts. Because of the climate and location it is also very busy during summer. A wide variety of outdoors, indoors, water and air activities are available throughout the year as well as other activities that do not involve sports.