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  • 1 The Grands-Montets Peak Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    65 chemin de la Glacière F - 74400 Argentière

    At 3 295 m above sea level, the Grands-Montets Peak offers an exceptional panorama over the Argentière Glacier, which over looks the Tour, Chardonnet, and the Argentière Peaks and Mount Dolent. One of the main actors in this outstanding snow-covered ..

  • 2 The Nature Reserve of Rouges Peaks Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    rte départementale F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This is a perfect paradise for lovers of flora and fauna. This nature reserve is located between Argentière and Vallorcine and stretches over 3 300 ha. Throughout the walk, 500 species of plants can be observed according to the seasons; there is also..

  • 3 Mont-Blanc Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    Majestic in its cloak of white, Mont Blanc (4 810m) reigns supreme over the Alps and western Europe. The Massif du Mont Blanc, spanning France, Italy and Switzerland, presents an astonishing variety of landscapes and is characterised by its eternal s..

  • 4 Vallée Blanche Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This valley is famous among off-piste skiers for its beautiful landscapes. Guides take skiers down 20km of slopes with a 2 800m drop from the Aiguille du Midi.

  • 5 Le Brévent Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    29 rte Henriette-d'Angeville F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    From the summit, the panoramic view covers all the French side of Mont Blanc, including the Aiguille (Needle) du Midi, as well as Chamonix valley stretching out below from the village of Praz to Boissons. On the other side are the high summits of Hau..

  • 6 Aiguille du Midi Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix

    With its cables suspended, in places, over 500m above the ground, and its no less hardy cable car that travels along it, the Aiguille du Midi cable car is the most impressive attraction in the French Alps. From its central spire (3 842m), the very to..

  • 7 Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    14 km long, at a minimum altitude of 1700 m, it's the best known and hence the most appreciated by tourists, of the three great with glaciers in the Massif. From the upper station of the Montenvers railway, you will find an extraordinary scene made u..

  • 8 Balme Pass Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Argentière

    Hikes are organised to Balme Pass from the hamlet of Tour, located at the foot of the glacier of the same name. At 2 204 m above sea level, a broad panorama over the Swiss Alps to the north east and over Chamonix Valley to the south-west, where one c..

  • 9 Plan de l'Aiguille Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This midway stop, located at the foot of the jagged Aiguilles de Chamonix, is at an altitude of 2 317m. It is the starting point for a number of easy walks and commands a good view of the Mont-Blanc massif.

  • 10 Alpages de Chamaillon Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    35 pl. de la Mer-de-Glace F - 74400 Chamonix

    These alpine pastures were formerly the grazing site of herds of Hérens cows. The remains of this pastoral past can still be seen in the shape of the shepherds' chalets lined up in perfect order in the valleys of the Col de Balme. The site is ideal f..

  • 11 Planpraz Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Planpraz F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This ski resort (2 062m), located on the massif of the Aiguilles-Rouges, offers a perfect view over the peaks of Chamonix. It is also an ideal base for easy hikes, such as crossing Brévent-Flégère (you get back by taking the Flégère cable car) or the..

  • 12 Lac Blanc Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    From here you will see, at an altitude of 2352 m, a panorama over the Tour Glacier, the Chardonnet needle, the Argentiere Glacier Needle, the Green Needle, the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), the Grandes Jourasses, the Midi Needle, Mont Blanc.

  • 13 La Flégère Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    35 rte des Tines F - 74400 Chamonix

    At an altitude of 1894 m, the view is impressive over the Aiguille Verte (Green Needle) and the line of the Grandes Jourasses enclosing the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice). If you continue by cable car up to the Index (2,385 m) you will see all the Massif ..

  • 14 Posettes Peak

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Argentière

    Located at 2 201 m above sea level, the Posettes Peak offers a wide panorama over Balme Pass, Tour Peak and Glacier, the picturesque Argentière site, the Grands-Montets estate, the Verte Peak, the Rouges Peaks as well as the Emosson Dam.

  • 15 Montets Pass

    Nature and gardens

    N506 F - 74400 Argentière

    A chalet used for an extraordinary purpose can be found at the Montets Pass, located at 1 461 m above sea level. All animal and plant life of this mountainous region is exhibited, examined and presented by means of visual aids such as slide shows. In..

  • 16 Rue de Docteur Paccard

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue du Dr-Paccard F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This is the main thoroughfare of Chamonix which, extended by the rue Jacques-Vallot, passes through the centre of the station

  • 17 Pont de Cour

    Museums and art

    N506 F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    A group in bronze by Sansom depict the Geneva naturalist Horace Bénédict de Saussure and Jacques Balmat. The naturalist offered a reward to the one who first reached the summit. It was Balmat to achieve this accompanied by Dr Michel-Gabriel Paccard. ..

  • 18 Alpine Museum of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    Museums and art

    89 av. Michel-Croz F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    It tells the story of the valley, relating what daily life was like in bygone times, showing the stages of the conquest of the summits, the scientific epic of Mt Blanc (reconstruction of the Vallot Observatory's "Chinese room") and the earl..

  • 19 Balcons de la Mer de Glace glacier

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    This via ferrata in the high mountains, only for trained hikers, has been built above the Mer de Glace glacier.

  • 20 Ski area

    Nature and gardens

    F - 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

    The Chamonix Valley encompasses four skiing areas spread out over three mountainsides and linked by a shuttle bus service: Brévent/Flégère (Chamonix), the Grand-Montets (Argentière), Les Houches and La Balme (Le Tour). Less experienced skiers will ap..

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