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The valley of Chamonix

Chamonix and its Valley

The valley extends for about twenty kilometres. The « Mont-Blanc » massif dominates the south end whereas the « Aiguilles rouges » show the north edge.
Chamonix, mountaineering’s birth place, is and shall ever be the meeting place where all mountain and nature lovers will gather.

If you are a mountain lover, chose your holidays accommodation in Chamonix, apartment or chalet, is the ideal choice.

You will find all the year round

All sorts of activities, cultural or sport equipment, such as:

  • Library
  • Alpine museum
  • Exhibitions
  • Concerts (during high season)
  • Congress hall
  • Cinemas
  • Casino/ gambling

The sport centre includes :

  • Swimming pool, saunas, hammam, body building, skating rink, tennis and squash, climbing wall,
  • Cleared walking paths at the bottom of the valley,
  • Paragliding
  • Chairlifts/ cable cars and funicular railways.

During the summer

Walking and hiking along many signposted mountain paths
Climbing in the multiple parts of the whole mountain range
Canyoning, rafting, summer sledge, 18-hole golf course
Mountain biking.

During the winter

Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and trekking,
Many places to explore on snow shoes
Icefall climbing

For more information, please consult the Tourists Office in Chamonix or in les Houches.