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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, usually shortened to Chamonix, is the meeting point of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, it's renowned for its skiing. Year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border.
Ski area highlights
As host of the first Winter Olympics in 1924, Chamonix will always have a place in the history books.
Its legendary 12-mile Valley Blanche is a high off-piste run, the longest in Europe, and a rite of passage for brave skiers.
Chamonix's ski area is spread across five mountains: Grands Montets, L'Aiguille du Midi, Le Brévent and La Flégère (lift linked) and Le Tour, so skiers must be prepared to travel if they want to ski multiple areas. The good news is that recent lift upgrades mean shorter life lines.
The James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough, was filmed in Chamonix.
L’Aiguille du Midi: the Needle of the South. There are two sections to the mountain: one from Chamonix to Plan de L’Aiguille at over 2000m up, and then another one to the upper station at 3,777m. This is the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world.
Featured Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Accommodations
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Grand Hôtel des Alpes
In Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc and at the heart of the Alpine mountains, the Grand Hotel des Alpes has unique accommodations. Guest rooms are warm and welcoming and furnished with style. They are all equipped with modern private bathrooms, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. This lovely location allows guests the opportunity to appreciate the typical charm of the center of the city and the enchanting surrounding area all year round.
Staying at the Mont-Blanc, is treating yourself to a true symbol of the valley at the heart of the city centre. Since 1849, the legendary hotel has seen a cosmopolitan clientele coming from all over the world to experience the highest peak in Europe. It is difficult to find elsewhere an exceptional playground for mountain lovers!
La Folie Douce Hotel
The Folie Douce Hotel is the new Trendy P(a)lace of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. You have everything: the pleasure of sleeping well, places of relaxation, sports and well-being activities, to live memorable moments in a beautiful setting, in front of the Mont Blanc and in the heart of Chamonix. La Folie Douce Hotels Chamonix - is a 2-minute walk from Chamonix Ski School and a 5-minute walk from Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Elevator.