The city of Chamonix, also known as Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, at the confluence of France, Switzerland and Italy, consisting of 16 small villages stretching from north to south. Located at the record height of France, from 995m to 4,809m above sea level, it is famous for a variety of activities such as skiing, climbing, skydiving, etc..
The city is especially famous for its 4,810m-high Mont Blanc mount, which attracts many tourists and mountaineers from all over the world.
Walking around the city is a must for visitors, the first stop is the village in the center of the valley – the town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Chamonix town only has 2-3 main streets and a few small alleys, but it is always bustling. Chamonix is crowded with tourists year round, in both summer and winter. Temperatures range from 7-9 degrees Celsius in summer and from (-7) to (-3) degrees Celsius in winter.
Chamonix valley, lying under the highest mountain ranges of Europe, is 17.5 km long, forming steep, high and long terrain which makes it perfectly great for hiking in summer and skiing in winter.
Besides, there are supermarkets and shops with hundreds of wines, chocolates, sausages, cheeses, summer fruits for you to enjoy and buy as gifts.
As a bustling tourist city, the cuisine in Chamonix is quite diverse from fast food stores with pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese… to restaurants serving Italian-style dishes and even Chinese dishes.
Coming to Chamonix, visitors will have a chance to marvel at ranges of snow-capped mountains stretching away to the horizon, adding a haze of buttery sunshine making the views in front of you become absolutely splendid.
Chamonix town is also known as ”Valley of a thousand wooden houses”. On the slopes, a few bungalows are looming in the clouds, rustic farmhouses and barns can also be found in the Alpine grasslands.
The attraction of the town for world tourists is that it offers mountain climbing in the summer and a wonderful experience of skiing in the winter.
The best way to admire the beauty of this town is to take the world’s highest cable car system to the top of Aiguille du Midi or the cogwheel train system to the top of Mer de Glace. Tourists can admire the whole majestic view of the second largest glacier running through the Alps.