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Chamonix Travel Guide, France

Chamonix, France – Overview

Chamonix is a very famous town in the east of France. It is situated near the Mont Blanc at the altitude of 1,035 meters. It has a population of more than 15,000 people. Chamonix covers a land area of 116.53 km². The town of Chamonix has great cultural and historical importance. Historical evidences show that this region has been inhabited from a long time.

It was first discussed in year of 1091. Chamonix is regarded as a great tourist spot in the Eastern France. Tourism has been regarded as a major industry of Chamonix. Every year a large number of tourists from every part of the world visit Chamonix to explore its beauty, attraction and wonders.

There are many sightseeing and worthy places in Chamonix. Some of the most popular attractions of Chamonix are Mont Blanc Tramway, Alpine Museum Chamonix, Statue Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Geneva Airport, Descending the Aiguille du Midi, Statue Michel-Gabriel Paccard, Telepherique d'Aiguille du Midi and Montenvers Railway etc. The valley of Chamonix is surrounded by the snow-capped mountains. The valley of Chamonix has something to offer to all.

Whatever is your style and budget, you can find every type of entertainment facilities and activities in Chamonix. Visitors usually enjoy skiing, rowing, hiking and snowboarding. The glacier of Chamonix runs down from Mont Blanc du Tacul. In Chamonix, there are six ski areas including La Flégère, Le Brévent, Les Planards, Les Grands Montets, Le Brévent and Domaine de Balme etc. The valley of Chamonix contains one of the most popular off piste.

There are many resorts in Chamonix in which Les Houches is one of the most popular resorts. Chamonix features every type of accommodation options. You can find here small to big villas and grant hotels that provide every type of facilities and amenities to the guests.

Chamonix is also a famous spot for the mountain bikers. There are hundreds of kilometers of single track trails. Skiing and snowboarding are amongst the most popular sporting activities in Chamonix. Chamonix offers an immense variety for the snow-riders, hikers and general visitors.

The town of Chamonix also hosts a number of festivals. Some of the most popular festivals in Chamonix include Moscow Mont Blanc Festival and Chamonix International Photocross Competition. These festivals attract a big crowd from all over the France.

Chamonix can be reached by road transportations including private cars and local buses. Traveling to Chamonix by road offers scenic views of the area.

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