Chamonix resort information:
1035 3300 metres
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A famous small town with 10,000 inhabitants
at the foot of the magnificent Mont Blanc. Geneva and Annecy 75 km.
Justifying its international reputation, Chamonix offers its visitors a
large choice of entertainment and amusements; restaurants, bars, discotheques,
cinemas, casino, indoor swimming-pools, riding, walking, many shops.
Chamonix in summer
A unique experience is a trip with the cable car up the 3842 m
Aiguille du Midi. Chamonix was originally known for its mountaineering, and it offers
some of the most challenging climbs in Europe. There are also a number of hikes
suitable for all levels of ability. The swimming pool, tennis, golf are further
Chamonix in winter
Chamonix, together with the other resorts in the valley, is a
winter-sport centre of superlatives. 54 ski lifts and cable cars, with 130 km of
pistes in the Mont-Blanc region. Ski schools with 220 instructors, children's
nursery for children from one year. 50 km of cross country skiing, numerous ski
hikes, toboggan run, ice skating, curling.
Access: Chamonix is one of the easiest
resorts in the Alps to reach; despite its high altitude skiing the resort itself
is not terribly high and is close to the Mont Blanc Tunnel so there is a four lane
road running right up to Chamonix which is always well maintained. The driving time
from Calais is about 8 hours without stops.
The resort also boasts probably the best rail connections of any ski resort outside
Japan, with a TGV high speed link via Saint Gervais travelling at around 170 mph
(270 kph). It's possible to catch the TGV 'Snow Special' in Paris
on a Friday evening and be in the resort at just after 11pm.
There are bus connections from Geneva. Geneva is the closest international
airport, only 96 km (60 miles) north west, a 95 minute drive. Low-cost airlines
fly to Chambery (90 miles) and Lyon (140 miles).
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