Taxis, doctors, pharmacy, dentist, bank, alpine museum, library, ice garden, ice grotto, bowling
· Several kids and adventure clubs for 6 to 13 yrs old
· Animal parks, husky breeding centre, pony rides
· Miniature Golf, Skate park
· Leisure park with summer toboggans, trampolines, electric motorbike track, playground
· Climbing school
Daily and weekly programmes offeer children the opportunity to discover a wide choice of sports and nature activities in the company of professional guides and leaders: Cross-country biking, rock-climbing, adventure hikes, canyoning, rafting, tyrolean traverses.
See companies - ‘Cham'Aventure’ – ‘Evolution 2’
Mountain Biking: The perfect opportunity to discover both valley and mountain trails in the company of a qualified mountain bike leader.
Paragliding: Tandem flights from Planpraz (Brevent), from 8 years of age.
Rafting: Arve river descent, introduction to navigation techniques. From 10 years or age (minimum height 1.40 m)
Hydrospeed: Arve river descent, introduction to white water swimming. From 12 years of age (minimum height 1.45 m and competent swimmer)
Canyoning: Swimming, high jumps, water slides and abseiling...in mountain rivers. From 10 years of age.
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.
Cham’Kid – c €55 per day, c €230 for the week
Cham’ Ado – c €72 per day, c €140 for the week]
Evolution 2 Adventure School
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 55 93 03 – Fax: +33 (0) 4 50 55 91 33
Junior multi-activities: mountain bike outings, rock climbing, rafting, donkey hikes, adventure courses (transport included)
5 x ½ days – c €159
5 day multi-activity course: horse riding in the mornings, various activities in the afternoon (meals & transport included) – c €350
Richard Bozon Sports Centre
+33 (0)4 50 53 09 07 – 2 +33 (0)4 50 53 71 70
214, av. de la Plage. e-mail: email@example.com
Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room
Every day, July/August: 10am to 7pm. only the indoor swimming
pool and park are open (outdoor pool closed for work). TENNIS AND SQUASH ) +33 (0)4 50 53 28 40 19 courts (hard or clay) including 4 indoor, 3 squash courts.
Climbing wall +33 (0)4 50 53 09 07
For children from 6 to 12 years
Sports weeks are organised throughout the summer. Inscriptions on a weekly or daily basis, subject to availability: tennis, volley, gym, hiking, swimming, outdoor activities...
Please book at the welcome desk of the MJC from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon and from 3pm to 6pm.
Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 00 88 – Fax: +33 (0) 4 50 53 48 04
Climbing school for 6-12 year olds every day (morning and afternoon) at the Gaillands site: 3 hour session. Junior orienteering course: 5 days, from initiation to advanced levels.
Parc de Loisirs de Chamonix - +33 (0)4 50 53 08 97 www.planards.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
Open from April to October. Every day in July and August from 10am to 7.30pm. Summer toboggan: 2 slides, each 910 m long.
Tree acrobatics: 70 activities in the trees (Tyrolean traverses, Tarzan rope swings, etc.). Small children’s route, from 3 years. Trampolines, tractor
game, electric motorbikes for 3-12 year olds. 3 new activities, for thrilling experiences: Nautic Jet, Sky Dive and Loopi, from 7 years upwards. Free play area. Bar-restaurant. Free entry. Paying activities from € 1.50 to € 23 depending on activity.
More than 80 km of footpaths through countryside with a backdrop of not only the Mont Blanc range but also the Cornes de Loriaz, the secret valley of Trè-les-Eaux and the Vallon de Bérard with its clear mountain river.
The Swiss side: the rocky scenery of Émosson with its ancient dinosaur tracks.
A free map of the village footpaths is available at the tourist office and can be downloaded from the website www.vallorcine.com
Maps of the footpaths in the Chamonix Valley are on sale at the tourist office
Please note: dogs are not permitted in the Aiguilles Rouges and Bérard Nature Reserves.
The new platform at the Cascade de Bérard waterfall. From Le Buet, behind the Hotel du Buet, follow the signs to the typical hamlet of La Poya. Walk past the little stone houses that were once home to goatherds. After walking for 30 minutes you will come to the waterfall and snack bar. A new platform built on the right bank of the river will be open to visitors from this summer, enabling them to get closer and admire this raging torrent rushing down the slopes of the Aiguilles Rouges
VIEW HERE FOR CHAMONIX VALLEY LIFT OPENING DATES 2013
FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION ON CHAMONIX VALLEY LIFTS HERE
10 min walk from the village
Maison des guides de Vallorcine au 04 50 54 60 69
Several circuits for all abilities on the Balme mountain area.
Trails at La Forêt Verte, Col des Posettes, Col de Balme, Le Tour.
Black downhill trail from the top of the gondola lift.
A mountain biking map of the Chamonix Valley is available free of charge from the tourist office
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
Pony rides, children’s playground, light refreshments
Val’Horse Inn (opposite the railway station)
0033 6 82 11 53 21
This river is worth seeing for its waters ranked first category but also the mountainous nature of its framework, through which we take pleasure in walking. Map of fishing on sale at the Tourist Office.
A fishing guide graduate offers fishing trips on rivers, streams and mountain lakes. Contact:
Marc on 06 15 11 77 58 or: www.maisondelamontagne-vallorcine.fr
Discovery Stage with Mark, beginners or advanced. In Haute-Savoie, Switzerland and Italy1 / 2 day, 1 day course 1 to 5 days
Come and relax while discovering the pleasures of fishing in the mountains. Mountain lakes with night shelter, rivers and mountain torrents. Relaxation is guaranteed!
As an accompanist in assembling and fishing guide, he offers rando-release fishing in mountain lakes over several days with nights in a shelter.1hr30 walk around to access various lakes or streams (Possibility of access 4X4). Possibility of loan equipment.
Beginners and first-time trips down the Barberine river. Canyoning equipment hire.
Canyon-club du Mont-Blanc
0033 4 50 54 62 96
CLUB DE CHAMONIX - +33 (0)4 50 53 06 28 – 2 +33 (0)4 50 53 38 69
email@example.com – www.golfdechamonix.com
Les Praz de Chamonix.
Open every day from May to November (depending on snow conditions).
18 hole Trent Jones Senior. Length 6,076m. Par 72.
Open-air practice green with roof. Individual and group lessons. Courses. Numerous competitions – open to visitors (handicap and green card required). Handicap lower than 36 required during “peak season”.
AD HAUT VOL PARAPENTE
- +33 (0)4 50 53 98 01
firstname.lastname@example.org – www.guides-du-montblanc.com
Open every day, year-round.
Ski Set (at the base of the Aiguille du Midi cable car)
Tandem paragliding flights with a government-certified instructor. Accessible to all (certificate included). Tandem paragliding flights: from € 60
High mountain private guide: ask for details.
Swimming pool in Chamonix
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
0033 4 50 53 23 70
(may be subject to change)
22 June-5 July - Daily, 12pm-7.30pm.
6 July-1 September - Daily, 10am-7pm.
Indoor ice rink in Chamonix
165, route de la Patinoire
0033 4 50 53 12 36
Opening times from mid-July 2pm-5pm, late opening every Wednesday 9pm-11pm.
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.
Chamonix Leisure Park
Luge Alpine Coaster
A 1300-metre toboggan run on rails, with jumps, 360° spirals and more... Lots of attractions for children and adults: slides, trampolines, electric bikes, upside-down rides, splash boat and more... But also outdoor playgrounds, giant swing, indoor play area, mechanical zip wire, mechanical diggers and more...
Free 800-space car park, self-service barrestaurant, picnic areas. A stone’s throw from the Mer de Glace train and Aiguille du Midi cable car.
351, chemin du Pied du Grépon
00334 50 53 08 97 - www.chamonixparc.com
Opening dates and times
• 13 April to 12 May + weekends of Whitsun, Mothers’ Day, 1-2 June and 8-9 June: 2pm-6pm
• 15 to 28 June: every afternoon, 2pm-6pm.
Closed on 18, 19, 25 and 26 June.
• 29 June to 5 July: 11am-6.30pm
• 6 July to 1 September: 10am-7pm
• 2 to 15 September: 2pm-6pm
• Chamonix toboggan: from €5.50 for 1 solo descent, from €7.50 in tandem.
• Games and attractions: 1 token €1.50, 6 tokens €8 (Games require 1 or 2 tokens depending on the game.)
• Wristband for unlimited 1-day access to the slides: €6 (free for an adult accompanying a paying child aged 4 to 6).
• "Formule découverte !" package €16/person (- 25%!): 1 tandem toboggan descent + 6 tokens + 1 wristband for unlimited 1-day access to the slides.
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.
All the above information is for information only. For up-to-date info please visit the resort tourist office website
Vallorcine Tourist Office
Vallorcine tourist information Le Betté Chef Lieu74660 VALLORCINE Tél +33 450 54 60 71Fax +33 450 54 61 73
Opening hours in July and August
Daily 9am-12pm and 2.30pm-6.30pm.
Outside school holidays: 9am-12pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm.
Closed: Sundays, Wednesdays and public holidays
Available at the tourist office
Leaflets for attractions in the Chamonix Valley
Brochures for the Mont Blanc region resorts and leaflets for the neighbouring Swiss and Italian resorts.
Maps of the footpaths.
Information about events in the valley.
Local weather report posted every morning.
Heritage information (the Old Coaching Road, the church, soapstone stoves).
Free WiFi access, limited to 1 hr.
Chamonix Tourist Office
Tel: +33 4 50 53 00 24 - Opening times:
• From June 28 to September 13 – 8.30am to 7pm every day.
• Up to and including June 27 and from September 14 – 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6.30.
Office de haute montagne – 00 33 450 53 22 08
Compagnie du Mont Blanc www.compagniedumontblanc.fr
Restaurant du Camping des Montets: 04 50 54 60 45 (open in summer)
Creamery in the Cascade Berard: 06 11 42 37 42 (open in summer)
The Val'Horse inn - Place de la Gare 06 82 11 53 21 (summer)
Snack "The Moon-Tine" in Buet 06 17 48 34 83 (open all year)
You can also enjoy the specialties of the country, mountain, both in shelters or campsites. Open mid-June to late September, the keepers offer crusts with cheese, melted, and tartiflettes in a splendid setting.
Post office counter, Bar-Tobacconist-Newsagent
Tuesday to Sunday 7am-12pm and 3pm-7pm.
- Spécialités savoyardes
Place de la Gare 0033 4 50 54 63 04
La Cascade de Bérard
0033 6 11 42 37 42
La Ferme des 3 Ours
- Spécialités savoyardes
Le Plan Droit 0033 4 50 54 63 06
- Brasserie-Spécialités savoyardes
Le Buet 0033 4 50 54 60 05
Le Café Comptoir
- Spécialité savoyardes
Le Plan Envers 00334 50 18 72 43
Restaurant du Camping
Les Montets 0033 4 50 54 60 45