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Welcome to Chamonix

In the shadow of Mont Blanc—the highest mountain in the Alps—Chamonix is one of France’s oldest and most celebrated ski resorts. Former host of the Winter Olympics, the region boasts luxurious hotels, a decadent après-ski scene, top-notch slopes (including daredevil-approved off-piste skiing in La Vallée Blanche), and high-end amenities that have made it a destination for both well-heeled vacationers and professionals. While it’s busiest during the winter high season, there are also plenty of things to do in Chamonix for summertime travelers—think: exceptional hiking and biking trails and landmarks such as the Aiguille du Midi viewpoint.

Top 8 attractions in Chamonix

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Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

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Soaring up the rocky peak of Aiguille du Midi at 12,605 feet (3,842 meters), the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car is one of the highest in Europe. Setting out from Chamonix, the cable car has two stages, culminating in an elevator ride to the summit with spectacular views over Mont Blanc and the surrounding French and Swiss Alps.More
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Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

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Towering 15,531 feet (4,734 meters) above sea level, Mont Blanc is Europe’s highest peak and a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Straddling the border of France and Italy, this iconic peak is considered the birthplace of modern mountaineering. Enjoy the endless hiking and mountaineering opportunities and the thrilling views from the heights.More
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Chamonix Amusement Park (Parc de Loisirs de Chamonix)

Chamonix Amusement Park (Parc de Loisirs de Chamonix)

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Chamonix’s Amusement Park is open year-round and offers plenty of family-friendly fun from giant swings, electric motorcycles, and water games in the summer to skiing, arcade games, and more during the winter months. The park’s most popular attraction is the exhilarating 4,265-feet (1300-meter long Alpine Coaster, which twists and turns down the mountainside.More
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Step into the Void (Aguille du Midi Skywalk)

Step into the Void (Aguille du Midi Skywalk)

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The Step into the Void (Aiguille du Midi Skywalk)is a glass room suspended 12,604 feet (3,842 meters) high on the summit of Aiguille du Midi mountain. Reinforced by strong steel and set on the edge of a steep cliff, the transparent box offers unobstructed views of Europe’s highest peaks, with nothing but air below.More
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Grands Montets Ski Area (Les Grands Montets)

Grands Montets Ski Area (Les Grands Montets)

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Grands Montets Ski Area (Les Grands Montets) is the biggest and most popular ski area in Chamomix, boasting some of the largest vertical drops in the world at more than 6,561 feet (2,000 meters). Huge areas of the mountain are left ungroomed, making it a mecca for off-piste enthusiasts. The snow is exceptional here both early and late in the season.More
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Lake Gaillands (Lac des Gaillands)

Lake Gaillands (Lac des Gaillands)

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Located 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) outside Chamonix city center, Lake Gaillands (Lac des Gaillands) is a man-made lake created in the early 1900s during excavation work for a nearby train line. The site quickly filled with water, creating an outdoor recreation area frequented by locals and visitors who enjoy hiking, fishing, and rock climbing at the lake.More
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Bossons Glacier (Glacier des Bossons)

Bossons Glacier (Glacier des Bossons)

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The distinctive blue icefields of the Bossons Glacier (Glacier des Bossons hovers over the town of Chamonix just below the Mont Blanc massif. Once stretching from the Mont Blanc summit to the village of Les Bossons below, the glacier has retreated in recent years. With chairlift service and plenty of easy hiking trails, the Bossons Glacier is one of the most easily accessible glacier hikes from Chamonix.More
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Chamonix Alpine Museum (Le Musee Alpin)

Chamonix Alpine Museum (Le Musee Alpin)

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Housed in the 20th-century Chamonix Palace, the Alpine Museum (or Le Musee Alpin celebrates the history of the Chamonix Valley and notable ascents of Mont Blanc. The museum’s collection of vintage mountain climbing equipment, old photographs, and maps draw visitors interested in mountaineering history and the development of tourism in the valley.More

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