Chamonix is the main town in the Chamonix Valley and along with fantastic skiing, offers a large number of facilities, shops, restaurant and bars and the centre is bustling during the season.
Chamonix is the main town in the Valley. The town offers a large number of facilities, shops, restaurant and bars and the centre is bustling during the season. You can also enjoy a safe stroll in the pedestrian streets located in the town centre. There are lots of activities that can suit any profile whether you are a confirmed sportive, a nature lover or more interested in the arts. One sure thing is you will never get bored in Chamonix. View our properties for sale in Chamonix above!
Le Fer à Cheval for its great French food and extensive wine list. The Monkey Bar is great for its apres-ski ambiance with live music, happy hours, ping pong and great food.
Nowadays, not only is Chamonix known for its amazing winter season but it is also very much appreciated during the summer as the mountains offer a large set of activities and sights to see. Also rock climbing and long hikes in the mountains and relaxed afternoons by the lake or the swimming pool, everything is there for you to enjoy a perfect summer in the middle of the French Alps. And if you miss the snow just look up or take a ride on the Aiguille du midi cable car which will take you up to 3 842m where you will be able to see wide areas of immaculate snow.
In 1924, Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympic Games; the 20th century marks the beginning of the democratisation of ski and other winter sports in the area.
There are many various events throughout the year such as concerts, sports competitions and festivals. Some of them are quite famous like the Chamonix unlimited festival or the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. Events are also organised on certain occasions like the Carnival, the New Year or La fête de la Musique.
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