Popular Accommodations in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Highlights in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
- Fairytale Chalets
- 152 km of slopes
- Alpine Museum
- Visiting Mont Blanc
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Vacation rentals in Chamonix
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, or Chamonix for short, is situated in the middle of the valley of the same name and owes its popularity as a holiday resort not least to its idyllic location in the shadow of Mont Blanc. If you're looking for a vacation rental or a cosy chalet, you'll find what you're looking for throughout the city. On site, you not only benefit from the nearby restaurants and shopping facilities, but also from the proximity to the valley stations of the lifts, which you can reach within a few minutes on foot. However, you will live particularly beautifully in a vacation rental on the outskirts of town, which clings to the picturesque mountain sides and captivates with its rustic Alpine charm. In addition to providing enough space for families and larger groups, the chalets, vacation rentals and holiday apartments in Chamonix often also have their own fireplace, which is ideal for romantic evenings for two, especially in the snow-covered winter months.
Holidays in Chamonix
Travelers and Activities
Chamonix owes its reputation as an El Dorado for winter sports enthusiasts to the five large ski resorts that stretch along the flanks of the valley. You have the choice between the ski resorts Aiguille du Midi, Les Grands Montets, Col de Balme, Le Brévent and La Flégère, which have a total of more than 152 kilometres of slopes, some of them well over 2,000 metres above sea level. While the La Flégère ski area with its numerous flat pistes is particularly family-friendly, the Aiguille du Midi ski area, where the terminus of Europe's highest cable car is located, is particularly attractive for experienced skiers. Alternatively, you can strap on your cross-country skis and enjoy the views from the cross-country ski runs in the region or set off on a snowshoe hike into the snow-covered side valleys. The day on the slopes is rounded off with a hearty feast in one of the cosy mountain huts.
Things to know
The region around Mont Blanc is worth a visit all year round. However, while hikers and cyclists feel at home in Chamonix between May and September, winter sports enthusiasts are at their best between December and early March. If you would like to book your chalet in Chamonix for the winter season, you should do so as early as possible due to the high seasonal demand.Regular events
The Chamonix programme includes events of all kinds such as the Musilac Mont-Blanc Festival and the Chamonix Unlimited Festival in April, the Marathon du Mont Blanc in June, the Climbing World Cup in July and the Christmas Village in December. There are also sporting highlights such as the Alpine Ski World Cup in the downhill and the Super Combination in February.
In 2015 Chamonix was named Alpine Town of the Year by the Alpine Convention.
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Located in an idyllic hotel building from the early 20th century, the museum takes you on a journey through the history of alpinism, from the first ascent of Mont Blanc to the development of modern winter sports in Chamonix.Musée des Cristaux
The eyes of young and old nature lovers begin to shine in the exhibition rooms of the local crystal museum at least as much as the crystals themselves. Take a guided tour and discover the fascinating smoky quartz and rose quartz from the lap of Mont Blanc.With the cable car to Mont Blanc
For those who spend their holidays in a chalet in the valley, the way up to the mountain is a must for tourists. The best way to do this is a 20-minute ride on the Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi cable car. From the terminus on Aiguille du Midi, you can enjoy the panoramic view from an altitude of 3,842 metres.