Mont Blanc and the valley of Chamonix, and the sea of ice, and all the wonders of the most wonderful place are above and beyond one's wildest expectation. I cannot imagine anything in nature more stupendous or sublime.
Charles Dickens 1846
Chamonix has a most spectacular location, nestled at the foot of the Mont Blanc Massif mountain range (Europe's highest peak at 4810 meters) and at the cultural intersection of the French, Swiss and Italian borders.
Chamonix has a rich history and almost legendary status amongst the global alpine community. Whether from Paris, Amsterdam, London, Stockholm or Tokyo, few come to Chamonix by chance.
Tourism has been familiar to the valley since the early eighteen hundreds. From the early expeditions to scale Mont Blanc and its surrounding typology, to the technical exploits of modern mountaineers, these have all molded Chamonix into what it is today. The world capital of alpinism.
Chamonix's success lies in its diversity; there is something here to cater for every taste and ability in summer and winter. The 5 separate and easily accessible ski areas that service the valley ensure this. Naturally the French and international cuisine on offer in the town is truly superb with plenty of diversity to suit every taste and wallet.
If you would like to find out more about Chamonix, we can recommend the following links