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The charming Alpine town of Chamonix offers world-class slopes, rich mountaineering history and, with the magnificent Mont Blanc backdrop, incredible views too.
For an unforgettable experience, wrap up and head to the ice caves at Mer de Glace. Take the train from Gare du Montenvers and make your way to the Mer de Glace. From here, a small cable car takes you down to the glacier where you can walk inside. Enter the manmade grotto full of ice sculptures, and don’t miss the crystal museum at the station where you can learn all about glaciers and how they form, move and change.
Chamonix is well known for its highland hiking paths. A great summer classic, the 'Tour du Mont Blanc' covers a 250 km circuit through France, Italy and Switzerland. A path leads to the impressive Bossons glacier, Europe's largest ice fall. Immerse yourself in the fabulous surroundings of the Aiguilles-Rouges, Bérard Valley and Carlaveyron nature reserves. Look out for the chamois, marmots and ibex among the lakes, cliffs, glaciers and flowered prairies. If you're not an expert mountaineer, why not try one of the many other activities on offer: rock climbing, via ferratas, canyoning, hydrospeed, mountain biking, adventure trails, golf, fishing hikes and more…
One of the world’s most iconic ski resorts, the steep slopes of Chamonix are home to some of the most challenging off-piste action on the planet. Scene of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and captured in the James Bond movie 'The World is not Enough', the rugged slopes around this buzzing Alpine town have been wowing adrenalin junkies for well over a century. Expect a vibrant, buzzing après-ski scene and some truly awe-inspiring landscapes.
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