Top things to do in Chamonix

Top Choice Viewpoint in Chamonix

Aiguille du Midi

The great rocky fang of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), rising from the Mont Blanc massif, is one of Chamonix’ most distinctive features. The 360-degree views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from the summit are …
Top Choice Glacier in Chamonix

Mer de Glace

France’s largest glacier, the 200m-deep 'Sea of Ice', flows 7km down the northern side of Mont Blanc, scarred with crevasses formed by the immense pressure of its 90m-per-year movement. The Train du Montenvers, a pi…
Top Choice Bar in Chamonix

Chambre Neuf

A favourite among seasonal workers letting off steam, 'Room 9' boasts the most spirited (rather, loudest) après-ski party in Cham (from 3pm or 4pm). There's live rock music (from Sunday to Friday), dancing on the ta…
Top Choice French in Chamonix

Le Cap Horn

Housed in a candelit, two-storey chalet decorated with model sailing boats – joint homage to the Alps and Cape Horn – this highly praised restaurant, opened in 2012, serves French and Asian dishes such as pan-seared…
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…
French in Chamonix

Les Vieilles Luges

This 250-year-old farmhouse, strung with farming tools and vintage sledges, can only be reached on skis or by 20-minute hike from the Maison Neuve chairlift. Hunker under low wood beams to savour diots (smoked sausa…
Pub in Chamonix

Bistrot des Sports

In the 19th century, climbing parties used to assemble in the Bistrot des Sports before setting out to conquer Mont Blanc. A merry medley of mountaineers, skiers and tourists still gather in this welcoming bar and b…
Microbrewery in Chamonix

MBC

This Canadian-run microbrewery is one of Chamonix' most unpretentious and gregarious watering holes, pouring its own locally made blonde, stout, pale ale, German-style wheat beer and mystery beer of the month. Soaki…
Pub in Chamonix

Jekyll & Hyde

This British-owned après-ski mainstay has a split personality: upstairs the 'Jekyll' has really good pub food (from seafood tapas and sweet 'n' sour duck to plenty of veggie options), live music, DJs and comedy; che…
Fusion in Chamonix

Munchie

Franco-Japanese-Scandinavian fusion may not be the most obvious recipe for success, but this casual, Swedish-skippered restaurant has been making diners happy since 1997. There's a sharing plate concept with sushi p…