For a weekend in the mountains, in a unique place, in the French Alps, in summer as in winter, Chamonix and its breathtaking landscapes is the ideal place. Our expert travels have set out to find the best things to do in Chamonix for you, as a couple or as a family.
What to do in Chamonix?
The Aiguille du Midi
The Aiguille du Midi is truly a must-see in Chamonix and the French Alps. However, being an extremely busy tourist spot, it will be preferable to get up early to fully enjoy it before the usual visit. You will need to remember to cover yourself up because the high mountains keep temperatures low even in summer. The ascent is about 20 minutes with breathtaking views. Once you arrive at exactly 3777m, you can enjoy the tour and a stunning attraction. The step into the void on a glass room with a void of 1000m. The price per person and per adult for a round trip is 61.50€.
A snowshoe hike
There are dozens of trails for a snowshoe hike in Chamonix but at an altitude of 1500m above Les Houches, the wildlife park of Merlet seems to be the perfect place because the trail is not so diﬃcult and will allow beginners as well as the most experienced to enjoy the joys of snowshoeing safely!
Merlet Animal Park
In an immaculate nature with a view of the Mont Blanc massif, you can admire deer, fallow deer, roe deer, ibex, chamois and many other mountain animals in their natural environment. If you are traveling with children, they will be delighted to be able to approach them because despite being wild, the passage of tourists no longer scares them! Remember to approach them at velvet steps.
SPA at Refuge des Aiglons
The holy grail after a long day of winter or summer sports, relax in a SPA! If your hotel does not offer a SPA, we strongly invite you to try the Refuge des Aiglons SPA to enjoy its heated outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi. From the basins, you can admire the imposing Aiguille du Midi.
Montenvers train - Mer de Glace
The Mer de Glace is the second must-see in Chamonix after climbing the Aiguille du Midi! For lovers of authenticity, know that the ride is done aboard a little red train.
The departure is from Chamonix station and the ascent to the Montenvers site takes about 20 minutes. The route, on the mountainside, offers an exceptional panorama from start to finish. Once on the Montenvers site, you have to visit the ice cave at the foot of the glacier. Sports enthusiasts can walk there in 20 minutes, and the less athletic with the cable car. "Less athletic" but not lazy either because 480 steps separate the arrival of the gondola from the entrance to the ice cave.
You can also visit the Glaciorium, which shows the evolution of the glacier over time with global warming and its future... Finally, you can visit the museum "the temple of nature". This exceptional site oﬀers the possibility of dining, but also of staying in a magnificent hotel renovated in July 2017, where you will not be disturbed by the neighbors!
A little tip: don't arrive at the train station at the last moment to choose a seat on the mountainside!
Skiing in the Brévent-Flégère area
A ski area as we love them because with a southern exposure facing Mont Blanc to enjoy the sunshine all day while enjoying a unique 360-degree view of the mountains. On the estate, you will also find one of the most beautiful terraces in the world, ideal for having a coffee or a hot chocolate at the top of Brévent: The Panoramic Mont Blanc.
Where to sleep in Chamonix ?
Le Hameau Albert 1er Relais & Chateau
Le Hameau Albert 1er Relais & Chateau is one of the few 5-star hotels in Chamonix. It is an ideal haven of peace, a place embodying the mountain to rest in an enchanting setting during your stay in Chamonix. The character of this establishment gives it a special place. You can enjoy fireplaces in your room, a spa, an indoor swimming pool with a view of Mont Blanc, but also a starry restaurant to revive your taste buds once your day is over.
La Folie Douce Hôtel Chamonix
A warm, friendly and festive place. Or you can admire from the premium rooms a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc. The hotel offers a restaurant and a spa which will allow you to recover from your days of skiing and or hiking in Chamonix.
How to go to Chamonix?
The town of Chamonix is fairly well served. You can get there by car or train. For international travelers, Geneva airport in Switzerland is only 88km away or a bus company (Sat Montblanc) makes round trips.
So what are you waiting for a stay in the mountains?
Ready to visit Chamonix ?
Let us know in comment if you know more cool things to do in Chamonix, France !
VISION Destinations | February 21
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