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Chamonix Adventure Festival

Last week was the Festival of the Guides in Chamonix & all the local Mountain Guides were seen parading  through the streets in traditional dress celebrating the historic links between Chamonix & the Guides which make accessing the beautiful but sometimes dangerous parts of the Chamonix valley & its various activities possible. This week the […]

Day Trips From Chamonix to Courmayeur & Annecy

If you want to escape from the Chamonix valley for the day then you can take a trip through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy & visit Courmayeur, it is quieter than Chamonix & has character & of course great Italian food. For more information, have a look at the tourist information site for Courmayeur. […]

Summer Activities in Chamonix – hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting

Chalet La Moraine with its hot tub & sauna is a luxury chalet retreat in Chamonix for relaxing, however, you can be as active as you like in Chamonix. Chamonix is renowned for hiking & climbing, however, there is white water locally so white water rafting & canyoning are great fun. A number of companies […]

Things to do in Chamonix in the Summer

If you want to have a break from your luxury chalet stay in Chamonix, then there are lots of things to do. In Chamonix, the Aiguille du Midi is the highest cable car in Europe & well worth a visit as the views across to Mont Blanc as well as to the Swiss, French & […]

Chamonix – Festival Musicaltitude

If you missed the Cosmo Jazz festival last week in Chamonix then there’s the Festival Musicaltitude from 8th – 12th August.  A musical festival with a twist of humour added in The Diva & The Toreador From 8th – 10th August – A fun & humurous musical love story told through the music of  opera, […]

Chamonix – Tourist Information

Chamonix has tourist information offices in central Chamonix by the Church, in Les Houches by the town hall & in Argentiere. The staff speak several languages & have lots of brochures & advice on what to do & see so it’s always worth a visit. The Chamonix tourist office also has free wifi. Ahead of […]

Tragedy as 9 killed in Avalanche in Chamonix

Our thoughts go out to the families & friends of those killed in the tragic avalanche on Mont Maudit in Chamonix yesterday. The climbers were part of an expedition attempting to summit Mont Blanc traversing the Mont Maudit route before dawn yesterday when the tragedy struck.

Summer Climbing & Cycling in the French Alps

The summer season is well under way in the Chamonix valley. The climbing world cup is on in Chamonix this week & the Tour de France had a stage in the alps yesterday. It was the closest stage to Chamonix, starting in Albertville & with a French winner in Pierre Rolland & Bradley Wiggins still […]

Walking in the Beautiful Chamonix valley

Just looking out on a beautiful morning in the Chamonix valley. Chamonix is a mecca for walkers & hikers with some 350km of marked hiking trails in the Chamonix Valley. It’s fabulous walking with amazing views in all directions. There are trails to suit all levels from forest walks through to serious higher altitude routes, […]

New Video on Summer Activities in Chamonix

The tourist board have just released a new video on summer activities in the Chamonix valley & to be fair it’s pretty good. Take a look on You Tube