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Chamonix, Mont-Blanc
Village Height 1035/3864m
 
Activities
Mountaineering & Mont-Blanc ascent, Glacier trekking
Rock climbing, Via ferrata
Mountain biking, Paragliding .
Rafting, Hydrospeed, Canoraft, Kayak, White Water Rafting. 350km of marked path for walks, Glacier hiking, Mont-Blanc tours. Golf (18 hole)...

 
Driving distance from Calais to Chamonix 518 miles or 8hrs

Resort Info

Set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain at 16,000 feet, Chamonix has been a major alpine centre since the 19th century and is one of the most visited natural sites in the world. It hasn't changed so much since Charles Dickens said, "Mont-Blanc and the valley of Chamonix, and sea of ice, and all the wonders place are above and beyond one's wildest expectation. I cannot imagine anything in nature more stupendous or sublime".

 

Chamonix is a fascinating traditional resort with a bustling atmosphere and is excellent for activities of all kinds. The picturesque town of Chamonix offers a good range of attractions, over 100 shops, bars and restaurants, a casino, as well as an Olympic ice rink, a sports complex with swimming pool, water slides & fitness centre (saunas, Turkish baths, solarium), 19 tennis courts, climbing wall, a bowling, 3 cinemas.

 

Describing all the activities that are available in Chamonix area would be long but with more than 46 different sports activities you will be spoilt for choice. There is even an incredibly scenic 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones senior. With 350km of signposted walking area and many lifts operating throughout the summer the choice for hiking and rambling is endless. Sunday is market day in Chamonix.

 

Chamonix is the 3rd most visited natural site in the world.

 

MULTIPASS MONT BLANC CARD

The Multipass Mont-Blanc chip card is the best way to enjoy many of the world renowned facilities in the Chamonix Valley. It gives you free access to all the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc facilities and will save you valuable time by avoiding ticket queues and extra reservation fees (eg for Aiguille du Midi). Facilities include the Aiguille du Midi (inc. booking fee of €2 + Free  access to the top lift of Aiguille du Midi -instead of €3), Montenvers train to the Sea of Ice, Mont-Blanc Tramway, Flégère, Brévent, Balme, Grands Montets, Bossons lift and Prarion gondola in les Houches. You will also get discounts on the Chamonix tourist train and Courmayeur lifts in Italy.

   

Places of interest in Chamonix Valley

·          Europe's highest cable car in Chamonix will take you to the fascinating Aiguille du Midi. The views from Europe’s highest cable car station (3842m) are literally breathtaking. It is the closest you can get to the Mont-Blanc without climbing training! From there you can walk back to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’ with ease and catch Montenvers train back to town.

·          The Montenvers romantic red train journey to the famous ‘Mer de Glace’ or ‘Sea of Ice’ is also captivating. Discover what a real glacier is: 7km long, 40 sq km in area, 200 metres thick. Also available on site is a crystal gallery, a wildlife exhibition and the famous ice grotto.

·          Argentieres’s cable car to Les Grands Montets glacier also offers the starting point for superb walking itineraries. Reach Italy by cable car with the Helbronner cable car, which flies over the glaciers for more than 5km from the Aiguille du Midi. The Mont-Blanc tramway is the highest rack & pinion train in France and takes you from Saint-Gervais to the Eagle’s Nest (‘Nid d’Aigle’) at 2372m.

 

Virtual Visits

Hold down the left click of your mouse and drag left right up and down whilst still holding on the left click button to move 360 degree.

 

360 degree view of Chamonix towns in Summer

360 degree view of Gite du Col de Balme, Chamonix

360 degree view of Refuge Belachat, Chamonix Valley

 

View here for Chamonix Valley 360 virtual tours

 

View here to watch a mini-film of Chamonix’s Aiguille du Midi.

 


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates
Chamonix is open all year round, however some lifts may be open at different times during the year.
Child Care

 

Cap Loisirs

Week-long programme of activities to suit children in different age groups (3-14 years).

Various themes: art, science, sport, nature, etc.

Children can take part for a day at a time subject to availability of places.

Information and bookings at Chamonix MJC

Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 2pm-6pm

94, promenade du Fori & 04 50 53 12 24

www.mjcchamonix.org

  

Cham’Aventure

Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 00 88 – Fax: +33 (0) 4 50 53 48 04

Cham’Kid (8-12 year olds) & Cham’Ado (13-17 year olds)

Daily & weekly programmes (rock climbing, hiking, orienteering, canyoning, mountain biking….) supervised by local professionals.

 

Maison de la Montagne
190 place de l'Eglise
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Tel : +33(0)4 50 53 55 70

Email: info@cham-aventure.com
Web: http://www.cham-aventures.com/

  

Cham’Kid

Five days, five nature activities. Your children are supervised all day by a state qualified group leader.

Times : from 9 am to 4.30 pm.
 

Cham’Piou-Piou Kids Camp

Our “Piou-Piou” kids'camp offers fun and easy mountain oriented activities for children aged 3 and up. Located by the Savoy field, near Chamonix town center, our specially adapted day-care center provides half and full day outdoor activities, supervised by our enthousiastic  certified mountain leaders and children outdoor specialists. Lunch included.

• Schedule : de 8.30pm to 12.am et de 3.30am to 7.30am
• Meeting point : at the «Maison de la Montagne», place de l‘église, to the office «Cham’Aventure».
Tel: +33 (0)450 535 570
 

Cham’Teens

13 to 17 years old

To book Cham’Kid, Cham’Pioupiou, Cham Teens contact:

 

Companie des Guides de Chamonix Mont Blanc

Maison de la Montagne
190 place de l'Eglise
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Tel: +33(0)4 50 53 00 88
Fax: +33(0)4 50 53 48 04
Email: info@chamonix-guides.com
Web: http://www.chamonix-guides.com/

  

A list of baby sitters is available from Chamonix and Argentiere Tourist offices.

 

 

Activities

 

Mountaineering, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, and lots more. Chamonix’s reputation in terms of outdoor pursuits is far-reaching.

Chamonix is also an exceptional nature park to discover and enjoy: the summit of Mont-Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, and the Mer de Glace glacier.

The chair lifts and footpaths take you to admire one of the most famous landscapes in the Alps. Discover, too, a rich and protected animal and plant wildlife. (Aiguilles Rouges Nature Reserve).

   

Walking

Gradually make your way up the footpaths, from the valley floor to the higher altitudes. Explore a number of trails including the Chalet du Cerro, the Cascade du Dard, the Chalet de la Floria. For a full list of routes and maps please visit the tourist office. 

'Mont Blanc Walks' from Guide publisher Cicerone is worth acquiring 

visit www.cicerone.co.uk

 

Alternatively use the lift systems in the valley to take you to the doorway of the high altitude mountains, where a number of activities including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and paragliding are all at your disposal. 

 

In Chamonix Valley-Mont Blanc you’re bound to find the kind of hiking that suits you and that is appropriate to your fitness level: admiring the scenery, enjoying a panoramic balcony walk or climbing to altitude along the many hiking trails and routes at the gateway to the high mountains. You can also go with a mountain leader, who will reveal all the secrets of the local animal and plant life.

ON SALE IN THE TOURIST OFFICES IN THE VALLEY
Hiking map Sentiers du Mont-Blanc®: €4.50, 160 routes categorised by difficulty, totalling more than 350 km of footpaths.
Hiking map and guide Sentiers du Mont-Blanc®: €14.00. Map of the Mont Blanc region: €6.00

 

Mountain biking

Either discover the trails for yourself or organise a guided trip through the tourist office.

Evolution 2:

350 Avenue de la Plage
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Tel: +33(0)4 50 55 53 57
Fax: +33(0)4 50 55 91 33
Email: chamonix@evolution2.com
Web: www.evolution2-chamonix.com

  

NEW FOR 2013
Electric power-assisted bicycles. 15 power-assisted hybrid bikes are available for use at the tourist offices in the valley.
One-day (24-hour) hire for a flat fee of €10*.
* Terms and conditions on request in the tourist offices

 

VIEW HERE FOR CHAMONIX VALLEY LIFT OPENING DATES 2013

 

FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION ON CHAMONIX VALLEY LIFTS HERE

 

Mountain climbing

Rock climbing and mountaineering courses. 5 day course, 900€

 

Day 1: Rock Climbing crag : Meeting at 9 am at our office, Place de l’Eglise, in Chamonix.
- Evaluation of participants’ skills.
- Belaying for “top roping”, setting a belay station, learning how to abseil, leading a pitch and climbing second, placing protection, …
- Evaluating conditions, chosing a route, understanding a route description in a guide book, …

Day 2: Rock climb : The guide selects a route adapted to particpants’ skills.
Rock climbing exemples : voie Frison, rock slabs below Envers du Plan, Arêtes des Papillons, …

Day 3: Ice-climbing practice on Mer de Glace :
- Evaluating participants’ skills.
- Placing ice-screws, basic cramponing, using 10-spike crampons, ice-climbing ice- axe, setting-up a crevasse rescue…
- Evaluating conditions, selecting a route, understanding a route description…

Day 4: Snow and ice climb :
Mixt climb exemples : Triangle du Tacul, Arête Midi-Plan, …

Day 5: Final climb :
Taking group motivation and climbing skills into consideration, the guide will select a route to end the course. A 2-day climb is an option with an additional cost for the night in the hut).

 

Exemples : voie Rébuffat, Trident du Tacul, le Pouce, ….

Tel: +33(0)4 50 53 00 88
Fax: +33(0)4 50 53 48 04
Email: info@chamonix-guides.com
Web: www.chamonix-guides.com

 

There is also a climbing wall in Chamonix sports centre, which boasts more than 800 grips. Over 14s only £2 entry.

 

White Water sports

Chamonix Hydroglisse  

initiation in rafting, canyoning, hydro or Arveyron – Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 55 70 www.hydroglisse.com

 

Canyoning Yannick Seigneur

Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 05 16 www.canyoning.fr

 

Prestige outdoor specialists

Tel : +33(0)6 80 20 83 70
Email: oli@prestigeoutdoor.com
Web: http://www.prestigeoutdoor.com/

  

OXO Mont Blanc

Natural toboggan slides, abseiling, deep river pool jumps.

44 chemin de l'Ordon
Les Praz
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Tel : +33(0)6 77 88 24 50
Email: info@canyoning-chamonix.com
Web: www.canyoning-chamonix.com 

 

Golf

CLUB DE CHAMONIX

 

The 18 hole golf course was designed by the world famous Robert Trent Jones Senior in setting between the Mont-Blanc range and the massif of the Aiguille Rouges.

The first three holes of the Chamonix golf club were built in 1934. It was soon extended to a nine hole golf course, and in 1982 Chamonix invited world-renowned golf course architect Robert Trent-Jones to design the last nine holes.

The golf course features numerous bunkers, water holes, woodlands and streams, but is on flat ground. Only two teeing grounds are on a hill, just to remind you that it is a mountain golf course.

18 hole golf course - 6076m long course - Par 72

Course access : july and august not included, without booking : 13€ - july and august with booking : 26€
Prepaid Green-fees Hight Saison : 5 Green-Fees : 288€ - 10 Green-Fees : 536€
Prepaid Green-fees Very Hight Saison : 5 Green-Fees : 329€ - 10 Green-Fees : 618€

Opening times From 05/07 to 11/04/12 : open daily.

 

35 route du golf Les Praz
74401 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel : +33(0)4 50 53 06 28
Email: info@golfdechamonix.com
Web: www.golfdechamonix.com

 

Swimming pool

Swimming pool, saunas, steam baths
Indoor and outdoor pools, 50m training pool, paddling pool with water features, recreational pool with massage jets and 17m water slide, 130m flume, water garden, jacuzzi, aquagym.
Swimming pool prices: adults €6.70 / children (under 18, before midday) €5.30 / free for under 6s
Carte d’hôte: adults €5.40 / children €4.30.
Swimming pool + sauna and steam bath prices Adults €12.50 / no admittance to sauna and steam bath for under 12s.
An adult must accompany under 10s in the swimming pool / 12 to 18-year-olds in the sauna and steam bath.
Swimming shorts and bermudas not permitted

 

214, avenue de la Plage
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
0033 4 50 53 23 70
OPENING HOURS
(may be subject to change)
22 June-5 July - Daily, 12pm-7.30pm.
6 July-1 September - Daily, 10am-7pm. 

 

Indoor ice rink
165, route de la Patinoire
0033 4 50 53 12 36
Opening times from mid-July 2pm-5pm, late opening every Wednesday 9pm-11pm.
Prices:
Adult €5.70
Child €4.30 (6-17 years)
Adult with carte d’hôte €4.40
Child with carte d’hôte €3.30
Skate hire €4
Free admission + skate hire for children under 6.

 

214, avenue de la Plage
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
0033 4 50 53 23 70
OPENING HOURS
(may be subject to change)
22 June-5 July - Daily, 12pm-7.30pm.
6 July-1 September - Daily, 10am-7pm. 

 

Climbing wall

180 m hallhall. Climbing chalk is not permitted.

No admittance to children aged under 6 & 6 to 14-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

 Price: 1 admission 4.80

214, avenue de la Plage
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
0033 4 50 53 23 70
OPENING HOURS
(may be subject to change)
22 June-5 July - Daily, 12pm-7.30pm.
6 July-1 September - Daily, 10am-7pm. 

 

Skate park
More than 800 m2, with a bowl, slope, various features, table top and ramps. Also includes a beginners’ area. Free admission. Located at the Bois du Bouchet, near the paragliding area.

 

Sports terrain
300m running track, 2 basketball courts, 2 handball courts, sand pits.
Opposite the ice rink, free admission.

 

Tennis, squash
Courts adjoining the Sports Centre 0033 4 50 53 28 40
2 indoor courts, 2 squash courts, 8 clay courts, 5 artificial-surface courts and 1 practice wall
Opening hours in July and August
Daily, 8am-7.30pm (May, June and September 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm-7.30pm)
Prices for tennis
1 indoor court for 1 hr: €17.40 (for 2 players).
1 clay court for 1 hr: €23 (for 2 players).
Squash prices
€9.40 per hour.

 

Fishing – Monthly, weekly or daily permits. Fishing in the torrents and 5 stocked lakes in the valley or in the mountains tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 42 13

 

Benji Trampoline – For children from 3 years to adults. Open everyday (only in good weather)

 

Parc de Loisirs, Chamonix

The Chamonix Luge, opened in 2011 is a fun attraction for the whole family. A roller coaster in the mountains! Rail track 1300m long with jumps, turns, spins at 540°Placed in the centre of Chamonix (800 parking spaces in the summer, 200 in the winter), this new activity in the region is now open all year. Additional activity ideal for skiing in winter, this track is fully lit at night to take advantage of early winter evenings! Several advantages for this fun new attraction in Chamonix: - Can be fitted to two adults per sled - Luge completely secure (seat belts for two passengers) operating in all weathers.


Luge Alpine Coaster & Amusment Park summer 2014:

April: daily from 2 p.m to 6 p.m 
May: from 1st to 11th : daily from 2 p.m to 6 p.m

week-end 17/18, 24/25 & 29/30/31 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m

June: week-end 1st, 7/8/9 & 14/15  from 2 p.m to 6 p.m

from 21 to 30, daily from 2 p.m to 6 p.m

July: from 1st to 6, daily from 11 a.m to 6.30 p.m

from 7 to 31 daily from 10 a.m to 7 p.m

August: from 1st to 29 daily from 10 a.m to 7 p.m

week-end 30/31 from 11 a.m to 6.30 p.m

September: from 1st to 14 th daily (ecxept 8 & 9) from 2 p.m to 6 p.m

week-end  20/21 & 27/28 from 2 p.m to 5.30 p.m

 

1 descent - €5.50, double €7.50. From 8 years old (3-7 years with an adult)

The Aiguille Rouges nature reserve

Free admission. Open from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

Adapted services for children.

Trainee facilitators provide tours of the reception chalet and the discovery trail. Microscopes and videodisks provide in-depth knowledge of discoveries

made on the trail. Theme walks (registration necessary).

    

Les Gaillands Accro’Park
More than 70 features for all ages and preferences: giant zip wire more than 250 m long, Tarzan jump, monkey bridge and more...
From age 3.
Lac des Gaillands & 04 50 78 26 49
www.cham-aventure.com
Opening hours every afternoon, departures at 1pm and 2pm
Prices
• Adults €22
• Children aged 3-6 €7
• Juniors aged under 18 €19

 

Fitness Trail

Located at the Les Gaillands climbing rock (1.5 km from Chamonix).

Free access.

 

Bowling

www.bowling-chamonix.com

Avenue de Courmayeur (Chamonix-Sud). Open every day from 5pm to 2am (open at 2pm if weather is poor). 8 bowling lanes, video games, 18 billiard tables and 1 mini-golf.

 

Paint ball

Paint Ball Cham
Bois du Bouchet & 06 07 36 01 51
www.paintballcham.com

Daily. Equipment provided, telephone booking essential (maximum 18 players, minimum age 12).
Prices
€16 per person (1 game),
€1 per additional 20 paintballs.

 

Markets
Monday: Les Houches (school holidays only), Cluses.
Tuesday: Aosta (Italy), Annecy Vieille Ville.
Wednesday: Courmayeur (Italy), Combloux, Praz-sur-Arly.
Thursday: Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, La Rochesur-Foron.
Friday: Megève, Annecy Vieille Ville.
Saturday: Chamonix-Mont Blanc, Sallanches.
Sunday: Annecy Vieille Ville.

  

Merlot Wildlife Park

Occupying a former Alpine meadow with an amazing balcony view of the Mont Blanc massif, this park is home to 8 species of Alpine animals that roam in semi-freedom. Visitor events: 2pm: A Mountain of Secrets - 3pm: Antlers and Horns - And in the late afternoon:
Marmots’ Feeding Time. 2495, chemin de Merlet 0033 4 50 53 47 89 - www.parcdemerlet.com

Opening hours
• May, June and September: 10am-6pm daily except Monday.
• July and August: daily from 9.30am-7.30pm.
Prices: adults €6 - children (4-14 years) €4

 

Chamonix-Mont Blanc Alpine Museum
Find out what life was like in the valley in the 18th and 19th centuries and discover the amazing history of the Mont Blanc massif.
EXHIBITION From 26 June 2013 to 17 May 2014 Gabriel Loppé, mountain artist
The artist Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913) lived during the golden age of mountaineering when the Alpine peaks were being climbed for the first time in the late 19th century. Captivated by the magical mountain scenery, he took his easel with him to the mountain tops, where no other artist had ever thought of painting.
89, Avenue Michel Croz (pedestrianised zone).
033 4 50 53 25 93 - www.chamonix.com

Opening hours from 1 April: daily from 2pm-7pm, closed on Tuesdays / school holidays: daily from 10am-12pm and 2pm-7pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Guided tours: no supplement, every Wednesday at 2.30pm, in French only (ask in advance at the museum)
Admission: adults €5 / reduced rate €4 / free for under 18s.

 

All the above information is for information only. For up-to-date info please visit the resort tourist office website

               

Chamonix Tourist Office  

85, place du Triangle de l’Amitié & 0033 4 50 53 00 24
info@chamonix.com

www.chamonix.com.

Free WiFi, gift shop at the tourist office

Chamonix, the app: weather, webcams and more… Free, for iPhone, iPad and Android.
Opening hours from mid-April to the end of June - Daily 9am-12.30pm and 2pm-6pm.
Closed on Sunday afternoons in May.
From July to mid-September: daily 9am-7pm, including lunchtime. Open until 9pm on Saturdays from 13 July to 1 September.www.chamonix.com

 

Office de haute montagne – 00 33 450 53 22 08. Compagnie du Mont Blanc www.compagniedumontblanc.fr

 

Apres Ski/Eating

Chamonix hosts a wide selection of typical cafes and tempting pastry shops along with 18 bars, 80 restaurants, 100 shops and 7 discotheques. The world famous casino in the centre of town will tempt the gambler in you with black jack, roulette and slot machines of the purest tradition. 

 

In Chamonix centre, the restaurant of the five-star hotel, L’Hôtel du Mont-Blanc, is opening in the summer 2014 for the first time. The chef Guy Martin, a Savoyard who use to be the chef of the famous Grand Véfour in Paris, offers a delicious cuisine combining French and Italian flavours.

For a really unique and unforgettable lunch in Chamonix, head to the top of the Aiguille du Midi. Le 3842, one of Europe’s highest restaurants, is now open all year round. It is accessible from Chamonix centre by cable-car and offers a breath taking 360 degrees view.
www.aiguilledumidi-restaurant.com

 

The Vox cinema delights moviegoers with all the latest films.

3 screens with digital technology and 3D. French films and films in English with French subtitles.
Extra film showings in the event of bad weather.
22, cour du Bartavel.
Recorded message with film times:
0033 4 50 53 03 39
www.cinemavox-chamonix.com
Prices
• Normal €9
• Reduced-rate €7.50
• Child €6.50
• 3D supplement €2

 

Bowling centre

196, avenue de Courmayeur - Chamonix Sud.

0033 4 50 53 74 37

n Opening hours

Daily 5pm-2am, and from 2pm in bad weather

 

Post office

89, place Balmat & 04 50 53 15 90
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 8.45am- 12.15pm and 1.30pm-6pm.
Saturday: 8.45am-12.15pm.
 

Casino

Open every day from 11am (free coffee & croissants).

64 slot machines, from 1 cent to €5

Table games (English roulette, French roulette and black jack) from 8pm (from 5pm on Sunday). Restaurant open in evening only from Friday to

Sunday (à la carte) and at lunchtime every day with €9.90.

Entertainment and shows all year. ID required for entry to the casino.

 

Bars and clubs

L’Amnesia
200, av de l’Aiguille du Midi

 

Bar du Moulin
80, rue des Moulins 

 

Bar Savoia

31, rue du Lyret

 

Les Caves du Pèle

74, rue des Moulins

www.caphorn-chamonix.com

 

Elevation 1904

259, av Michel Croz

 

Le Mix Bar

90, rue des Moulins

 

O’Byrne’s Pub

Hôtel Vallée Blanche - 36, rue du Lyret

 

Le Privilege

52, rue des Moulins

 

QuartzBar - Hameau Albert 1er

38, rte du Bouchet

www.hameaualbert.fr

 

La Terrasse

43, pl Balmat

 

Vertical Café and Shop

100, pl de l’Aiguille du Midi

 

White Hub

1, place du Mont-Blanc

www.white-hub.com

 

Access

By Road: Driving distance from Calais to Chamonix 518 miles (8hrs)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Mâcon then ‘Autoroute Blanche’ Motorway (A40 Mâcon – Cluses) exit Chamonix.

 

By Rail: TGV to Saint-Gervais (35km transfer or regional train).

 

The Mont Blanc Express train line makes travelling between Saint-Gervais les Bains le Fayet and Vallorcine very easy, via the villages of Les Houches, Chamonix and Argentière. It extends into Switzerland to the city of Martigny.
With an average of a train per hour and 18 stops, take a nice and easy ride along this beautiful valley. (Journeys between Servoz and Vallorcine are free with the guest card).


Connecting TGV trains to Annecy and Geneva.
More information at any train station in France, by phone (from France): 0891 67 68 00 or Internet

 

Airports:

Geneva Airport is 82km from Chamonix (1 hour)

www.gva.ch/en  

Chambery Airport is 132km from Chamonix (1 ½ hours)

www.chambery-airport.com

Grenoble Airport is 219km from Chamonix (2 hours)

www.grenoble-airport.com

Lyon Saint-Exupery is 220km from Chamonix (2 ½ hours)

www.lyonairport.com

 

Regular bus transfers from GVA to Chamonix via SAT bus,

40, place de la gare
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tel : +33(0)450530115
http://www.sat-montblanc.com

 

Getting around Chamonix

 

PARKING

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Argentière
SHORT-STAY CAR PARKS
First 2 hours: €3 (up to 30 min. free of charge)
Enclosed car park at the railway station (16 spaces)
Outa enclosed car park (60 spaces)
MEDIUM-STAY CAR PARKS
First 2 hours: €2.50 (up to 1 hour free of charge)
Allobroges enclosed car park (72 spaces)
Media library enclosed car park (48 spaces)
LONG-STAY CAR PARKS
Saint Michel covered car park (310 spaces)
Mont Blanc covered car park (238 spaces)
Entrèves covered car park (150 spaces)
First 2 hours:€2.50 (up to 1 hour free of charge)
One-week parking permit with carte d’hôte: €38
Other parking permits are available. Ask for details at car park pay stations.
Grépon car park (690 spaces): €1 / hour (up to
1 hour free of charge) - Access to Aiguille du Midi cable car, access to town centre with free shuttle bus (Mulet), motorhome park.
ROADSIDE PARKING - SHORT-STAY
30 min: €1 (minimum payment)
1 hr: €2
1 hr 30 min: €3 

 

CHAMONIX BUS
The scheduled bus services operated by Chamonix Bus serve the entire valley between Servoz and Le Tour. Use of these buses is free for carte d’hôte
holders.
Single journey €1.50 (may be subject to change)
Timetables are available at www.chamonix-bus.com and from the tourist offices in the valley.

THE MULETS
In Chamonix, these little buses operate a free shuttle service between the town centre and the main car parks. They connect with the main Chamonix Bus service. A plan of the bus routes is available at www.chamonix-bus.com
Until 19 April and from 22 June to 6 September. Buses run every 10 minutes from 8.30am to 6.30pm.
Outside these periods - Buses run every 20 minutes from 8.30am to 6.30pm. 

 

CHAMONIX LITTLE SIGHTSEEING TRAIN
A tour of Chamonix town with commentary. A relaxing way to see the cultural sights!
0033 4 50 53 11 24
www.traincham.com
Times from 1 May to 6 October, Daily, 10am-7pm (departures every 40 minutes).
Prices
Adults €6
Children (under 12 years) €4

 

‘Mont-Blanc Express’ Train. The SNCF-CFF Saint Gervais-Chamonix-Martigny line serves all the villages from Saint Gervais/Le Fayet to Martigny (Switzerland), via Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine. Use of the rail network between Servoz and Vallorcine is free of charge on presentation of a carte d’hôte.
Free travel on trains applies only to journeys starting and ending at stations between Servoz and Vallorcine.
Trains run hourly every day from 7am to 9pm. In France, no more than 5 bicycles may be taken on board a train.
During peak times, SNCF staff reserve the right to refuse to allow bicycles on trains.
In Switzerland, a fee is charged for carrying bicycles on trains.
ENGINEERING WORK 2013
Engineering work on the Saint Gervais-Le Fayet / Vallorcine / Martigny (CH) TER line. Trains will be replaced by a bus service (same timetable, bicycles not permitted):
From 2 April to 28 June, between Vallorcine and Saint Gervais-Le Fayet (or between Le Châtelard Frontière and Saint Gervais- Le Fayet).
From 29 June to 15 September, between Argentière and Le Châtelard Frontière.
 

 

Need an Airport Transfer? Prices from £86 per person based on 4 sharing a private return taxi from Geneva Airport to Chamonix. Call our reservations team for details on 0844 576 0170 or email reservations@peakretreats.co.uk

 

Resort News

 

 

Events in Chamonix and Chamonix Valley 2014

 

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The GRAND PARCOURS ALPINISME OF CHAMONIX-MONT BLANC
Organized by the French Alpine Club 74 with the support of Chamonix Mont Blanc Town Hall, this event is opened to everyone who is interested in alpinism from 12 years old.


The objective is to propose a friendly gathering where participants can improve their technique or just get initiated to the practice of the alpinism. And this of course, under the supervision of instructors (members of the CAF74) and advised by high mountain guides. For 2014 two novelties: a section for the teenagers and an itinerary including La Mer de Glace
http://www.cafgpchamonix.fr/

2nd edition from 18th to 22nd June 2014

 

SKYRUNNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MARATHON DU MONT BLANC 2014 - 27th/29th June 2014
Chamonix Mont Blanc

For 2014, the federation Skyrunning has included three races of the Marathon du Mont-Blanc in its upcoming World Championships. The 2014 Skyrunning World Championships will include the ultra distance for the first time.

 

Three distances will be disputed:

The short, steep Vertical KM

1,000 metres skywards – by night

A timed race, it will test your VO2 max to the limit.

 

The Mont-Blanc Marathon – the 42 km course starts in Chamonix and finishes at 2,016m altitude, gathering 2,511m elevation gain and 1,490m on the downhill, this beautiful trail offers some of the best scenery of the Mont Blanc massif.

 

The Mont-Blanc 80KM – an exclusive, new course to be inaugurated this year, it features a challenging 6,000 metres of vertical climb along ridges, over snow fields, crossing into Swiss territory and traversing glaciers in a point to point loop from the town of Chamonix.

www.montblancmarathon.fr

 

27th June - 29th June 2014

 

 

 Other

 

 

 

Other Amenities

Taxis, doctors, pharmacy, dentist, bank, alpine museum, library, ice garden, ice grotto, bowling

 

Launch of "ITINERIO" - May 2014
Chamonix launches an interactive downloadable application for smartphones and tablets to better discover the natural heritage and secrets of the Chamonix Valley.

Itinerio will also be available through the rental of tablets in all the tourist offices of the valley, from 30th May 2014.

Accessible to all, Itinerio takes you on geo-guided journeys where you will be able to discover a "living" heritage, rich in natural and cultural resources.

Itinerio includes also a section dedicated to families and children with a program of fun activities designed especially for them.

 


Chamonix

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Les Balcons du Savoy
4* Apartments. Sleeps 2-6
Indoor pool
Les Balcons du Savoy luxury residence is ideally located only a 5 minute walk from Chamonix’ centre.


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Hotel RichemondNew to our programme
Sleeps up to 3
The very popular Hotel Richemond is the Grand Old Dame of Chamonix hotels. The location is unique – right in the heart of Chamonix – although quiet, due to the hotel being set back from the street.


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Hotel GustaviaNew to our programme
Hotel. Sleeps up to 3
This very popular hotel enjoys an ideal central location, very practical for local transport, and provides a good standard of accommodation and food, based on a varied, international cuisine.
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