Attractions

Top Choice Viewpoint in Chamonix

Aiguille du Midi

A great broken tooth of rock rearing among the Alpine fastness of the Mont Blanc massif, the Aiguille du Midi (3842m) is one of Chamonix’ most distinctive geographical features. If you can handle the altitude, the 3…
Top Choice Museum in Chamonix

Musée des Cristaux

Has a truly dazzling collection of crystals, rocks and minerals, many from around Mont Blanc. L'Espace Alpinisme focuses on the art and science of mountaineering with creative interactive displays and spectacular ph…
Viewpoint in Chamonix

Mer de Glace

France’s largest glacier, the 200m-deep 'Sea of Ice', flows 7km down the northern side of Mont Blanc, moving up to 1cm an hour (about 90m a year). The Train du Montenvers, a picturesque, 5km-long cog railway opened …
Viewpoint in Chamonix

Le Brévent

The highest peak on the western side of the Chamonix Valley, Le Brévent (2525m) has tremendous views of the Mont Blanc massif, myriad hiking trails through a nature reserve, ledges to paraglide from and some vertigi…
Museum in Chamonix

Musée Alpin

Perhaps better titled the Musée Chamonix-Mont Blanc, this engaging little collection richly illustrates the area's long history of Alpine adventure, including the cliff-hanging feats of crystal-hunter Jacques Balmat…
Cave in Chamonix

Grotte de Glace

Wrap up warm to experience this cave in the glacial ice, where perennially recrafted chambers and sculptures describe mountain life in the early 19th century. There are 400 steps to negotiate from the gondola statio…