A picture-postcard town, Chamonix is a mountain community and a world renowned ski resort.
Chic, boutique shops mingle with delis selling Savoyard cheeses, saucisson and Genepi at the foot of Europe’s highest mountain.
From the town, visitors can take the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi, which at 3,842metres is the perfect viewpoint for the Mont Blanc massif. From there, experienced skiers and snowboarders can attempt the guided 17kilometre off piste decent known as the Vallee Blanche.
For non-skiers there’s plenty to do from enjoying a patisserie-standard cake in one of the many cafes to a pampering afternoon in a local spa.
For those who want a little more adventure there’s snow shoeing, huski sledging, cross country skiing and helicopter pleasure rides to choose from.
Chamonix also has a large leisure centre with an indoor pool.
There are plenty of mid range eateries perfect for an informal diner out as well as high end restaurants serving up Michelin starred cuisine.
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