Chamonix’s absolute must-sees, during summer and winter
The Mont Blanc
Located in Chamonix, Mont Blanc is the third most visited natural site in the world. It is also known as the roof of Europe and attracts millions of visitors and climbers each year.
At Chamonix, you are in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif.
More than 4,000 metres high, this mythical mountain is a real eye-catcher in both summer and winter!
The Aiguille du midi
The Aiguille du midi is an essential world attraction that should not be missed. From the top of its 3,777 meters, the aiguille du midi and its laid-out terraces offer you a 360° view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. An elevator giving you easy access to the summit terrace will allow you to discover an exceptional view of the Mont Blanc.
The tube : Not to be missed
“The tube”, this exceptional structure anchored to the rock, allows you to make a complete tour of the pinnacle,a 360° safe walk inside the pipe and around the top of the Aiguille du Midi.
Stepping into the void: Thrills guaranteed!
The “Step into the void” is a glass room with more than a thousand metres of emptyness beneath your feet, A safe unique experience and thrills guaranteed. Discover “Europe’s highest attraction” and enjoyr the highest peaks of Western Europe from a dramatic perspective!
What you need to know
The museum “Espace vertical”
Located at an altitude of 3777m, “l’espace vertical” museum is the highest museum in the world. Dive into the temple dedicated to climbers, mountaineers and mountain adventurers. The site of the aiguille du midi is the start of many races, including the mythical Mont Blanc race via the three Mounts.
The Mont Blanc area
Admire the mythical summits of the massif… Take time to observe, discover and enjoy the exceptional and emblematic natural heritage: The Mont Blanc.
The Mont Blanc Panoramic
The Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car allows you to take a 30-minute aerial ride over the Vallée Blanche and the Glacier du géant from the Aiguille du Midi to Helbronner Point in Italy. A trip not to be missed…
The Aiguille’s hiking trail
The Aiguille hiking trail is the starting point from the North Balcony to the Montenvers site. The Refuge du Plan, located 5 minutes walk away, offers refreshments and food at midday. A break in the mountains is essential…
The Montenvers train
The famous little train, departing from Chamonix, brings you to the Montenvers site. A great panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and the Grandes Jorasses awaits you.
The Vallée Blanche
The legend of Chamonix’s off-piste skiing was born on the edge of the glaciers, where the slopes never seem to end…
The Vallée Blanche is a glacial valley located in the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif, accessible from the Aiguille du Midi cable car. This extremely popular off-piste skiing area has many surprises in store for you…
From Le Tour at the top of the valley, to Les Touches via Les Grand Montets and Brévent-Flégère, come and escape by skiing around exceptional landscapes at the foot of the Mont Blanc. Chamonix fascinates with its panorama and its multiple sports activities. Not far from the ski resorts of Courchevel, Megève and Val d’Isère, Chamonix is distinguished by its ski areas, accessible to all, and for all levels.
Let yourself be tempted by paragliding for the more experienced and two-seater flights for beginners. The Chamonix Valley offers magnificent landscapes that will dazzle you from the sky.
The valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc has a Nordic ski area of about fifty kilometres shared between Les Houches, Chamonix, Argentière and Vallorcine.
You can try canyoning in white water, go jumping and sliding, roping down and descending water toboggans from pools to waterfalls!. An crazy way of enjoying Chamonix.