Chamonix Mont Blanc great city is located in Haute Savoie Departement in France close from the Italian border (Tunnel du mont Blanc) and Switzerland. It is quite famous for being just in front of Mont-Blanc Mountain, tallest mountain in Europe.
My first criterion of choice for this holiday: a stay by public transport. Chamonix is easily accessible by train or car, the station is just a few minutes walk from the departure of the cable car for the Aiguille du Midi for example. A guest card is given to you by your landlord and allows you to travel for free on local trains and buses, it's very practical if your accommodation is a bit far from the center! Budget advice: you can find a rental or a homestay at a reasonable price by moving away a little, but check the presence of a bus or train stop nearby
Visit Chamonix and its surroundings:
Visit the center of Chamonix, its church, its museums, stroll along the Arve and taste local specialties… while admiring Mont Blanc
- Take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi and admire the panorama from its 3842 meters high
You will have an incredible VIew on the Mont-Blanc and if you are brave enogh you can try to walk to the top!!!
Amazing Impression when you take the cable car, the speed is incredible and produces some strange effects on the body... waouwwww great moment! And when you reach the upper platform, it's breathtaking...
-Take the Montenvers train and visit the Mer de Glace and its ice cave (and reflect on climate change)-
When you visit the mer de glace you can clearly see from old pictures the difference in time on height of the Ice... it is so impressive and dramatic...
You can also make a great hike all along the arves river to visit all the great places around Chamonix, we decided to climb and reach the bottom of the "Glacier des Bossoms"... A great 4h walk from chamonix accesible with kids, with amazing panorama!