A popular holiday resort at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, Chamonix is one of Europe’s most challenging destinations for skiers, snowboarders and climbers alike. Snow bunnies have been coming here since the beginning of the 20th century, with the first ever Winter Olympics held here in 1924. There’s far more to see and do than hit the slopes though, particularly considering the area not only includes the town of Chamonix itself, but also Servoz, Les Houches, Les Bossons, Les Praz, Les Tines, Argentiere, Montroc and Le Tour. Take one of the cable cars for spectacular views, visit the Musée Des Cristaux (crystals museum) or give your credit card a workout in one of the region’s many stores. When hunger strikes, you’re in luck – Chamonix is home to a fantastic dining scene. Choose from over 40 restaurants, and be sure to try the local speciality, fondue. If you choose self-catering Chamonix accommodation you can also take advantage of the weekly outdoor market. Stock up on fresh, seasonal produce and you’ll not only save money on dining out, but will shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Chamonix life.
When to go to Chamonix
Chamonix offers very different tourist attractions depending on when you time your travel. Winter is all about the snow sports, including skiing and snowboarding. In summer, meanwhile, you can spend your holiday in Chamonix canyoning, white water rafting or hiking.
Getting to and around Chamonix
Most tourists arrive in Chamonix via flights to Geneva Airport, from which there are various transport options to the resort. Once in Chamonix, get around via buses, trains or taxis.
Where to stay in Chamonix
When choosing accommodation in Chamonix, apartments and other self-catering holiday rentals make smart alternatives to more expensive hotels. Not only will you save money by staying in a Chamonix chalet or apartment, you’ll enjoy superior space, privacy and freedom too. HouseTrip has a number of quality self-catering Chamonix accommodation options, ranging from compact studio apartments suitable for couples through to large, multi-room apartments ideal for families and groups of friends. Plus, HouseTrip makes it incredibly easy to find and book your self-catering accommodation in Chamonix – you can even do it in as little as six clicks.