Chamonix, France

Chamonix, France

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Chamonix France

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and most notably the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and is known as the ""gateway to the European Cascades."" The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix. MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS • Mer de Glace. One of the biggest glaciers in continental Europe, accessible by the Montenvers rack railway. • Aiguille du Midi cable car. One of the highest cable cars in the world. • Brevent cable car. • Musée des cristaux. A museum exhibiting an impressive collection of crystals, mostly from Chamonix, but also from the rest of the Alps and worldwide.
Recommended airport
Geneve Cointrin (GVA)
Points of interest
  • Park Couttet
  • Church Saint-Michel
  • Golf Chamonix
Nearby destinations
  • Les Houches a 6.88 km
  • La Plagne a 49.37 km
  • Aosta a 40.99 km