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Chamonix and Mont Blanc Day Trip from Geneva
"Book your tour to include the services of an expert guide to enjoy your trip to the full then hop aboard your air-conditioned coach in central Geneva and enjoy an unforgettable 90-minute drive through the picturesque Arve Valley to Chamonix. Situated at the foot of majestic Mont Blanc — the highest peak in both the Alps and Western Europe at780 feet (4800 meters) — Chamonix is widely considered France’s most iconic Alpine town.For your Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip choose from the four tour options below.""""Cross the Switzerland-France border with an informative guide and marvel at the majesty of the European Alps on this Chamonix and Mont Blanc day trip from Geneva. You'll drive through the Arve Valley to the pretty Alpine town of Chamonix. Ride the cable
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Private Tour: Mont Blanc and Chamonix Day Trip from Geneva Including Gourmet Lunch
"After early morning pickup from your Geneva hotel in a private vehicle your day trip starts with a scenic 1.5-hour drive across the Switzerland-France border and through the beautiful Arve Valley to Chamonix located at the base of magnificent Mont Blanc the tallest peak in Western Europe at 15780 feet (4800 meters). You'll arrive early to beat the crowds. Transfer to a cable car and ride to the summit of Aiguille du Midi a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif
From CHF349.00
 
Paragliding Tandem Flight over the Alps in Chamonix
"Meet your professional pilot either in the morning or in the afternoon in Chamonix. Then board the minivan that will take you to the cable car (ticket not included) which will lift you up to 2100m/3900ft where the takeoff spot is located. (for discovery flight: Brevent Plan Praz or Plan de l'Aiguille).You will have a very short walk (around 5 minutes) to reach the takeoff place. Once arrived your pilot instructor will prepare the paragliding equipment and set up your harness. Just before takeoff he will give you a short briefing including important information regarding safety for takeoff and flight. Now it is time to fly...  Ready ? One ... Two .... Three ... Go go go!Run few meters and you will be in the air for a 20 to 30 min ride over the Chamonix valley. Observe the Alps mountain range and its most famous summit: the Mont Blanc.While in the air
From EUR100.00

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Technique Extreme

Before leaving for Chamonix I had a look on the internet at prices for rentals and buying ski clothes and equipment. I found the prices for ski hire varied and could not figure out the reasons as to...
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leanne_pearc
Apr 08, 2011

La Trace

A alpine souvenir shop with three levels of all sorts of stuff from dolls, toys, homeware, clothing to cuckoo clocks! A cow bell! Chamonix has a lot of souvenir shops in town and i found this one to...
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leanne_pearc
Mar 26, 2011

Supermarche Casino

Everything you will need can be found at this supermarket. The bread is the first to go!Alcohol is cheap as well. The buffalo vodkha in the below photo was only 13 euro, in Perth it retails above...
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leanne_pearc
Mar 19, 2011

Bakery "Au Pain d'Antan"

We used to get our baguettes in a stall, close to our residence. However, in 2009, the owner changed and turned the usual baguettes into spongy twigs. This was a blessing in a disguise, while in our...
Martinewezel
Aug 23, 2009

Les Fromages de Savoie

I am not fond of cheese, but my mother is, so when I spend holidays in the Alps I usually bring her cheese instead of souvenirs. This way I had to learn a thing or two about local products.CHEVROTIN...
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Manara
Aug 19, 2008

Super U

Compared to other supermarkets in France, this one is very small, but they have everything you need. There is a small parking behind the store.Closed on Sunday afternoon! Fresh vegetables, meat,...
Martinewezel
Aug 16, 2007
 
 
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the shops are all over town

chamonix must have the highest amount of outdoor shops compared to the number of inhabitants.every second shop in that town seems to be an outdoor shop and because of the competition, some very good...
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cachaseiro
Aug 12, 2007

Office du Tourisme

For everyone who loves hiking, this guide with practical map is highly recommended. All trails in and around Chamonix are mentioned, with degree of difficulty in Summer and Winter, length of the hike...
Martinewezel
Aug 13, 2005

Various

There are several good sports stores in Chamonix - Snell Sports is quite well-known and has a website too. Coquoz, Sangelard, Alpine Land are all good as well. All stores tend to compete in prices and...
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firechick
Jan 07, 2004

Intermarche or Carrefour or Satoriz

If you are staying in Chamonix for more than a few days, and are for example in a self-catered chalet situation you may find that local grocery stores are pricey. Of the 2 chains in town, the Super U...
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firechick
Nov 20, 2002

Le Refuge Payot

Cheese, sausage, roasted chicken, meats and regional products - this store is worth a look. A chance to try the local produce.
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leanne_pearc
Apr 04, 2011

Galerie Pauline Galand

This shop was underneath our apartment in the city centre of Chamonix. Selling all types of incredible styles of art - water colour, oil, large, small, contemporary, old school - a beautiful variety. ...
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leanne_pearc
Mar 26, 2011

Petit Casino

There are a few smaller grocery stores in town. Contrary to the Super U supermarket, they are open on Sunday afternoon.Good brands and a large choise of wine. More than average.
Martinewezel
Aug 16, 2007

Top Hotels in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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62 allee Majestic, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74404, France
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118 Place de l'Eglise, Chamonix, 74400, France
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60 impasse des Anemones, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, 74400, France
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1459, route des Praz, 74400
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270, avenue de Courmayeur, 74400 Chamonix, France
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Les Bossons, Chamonix, 74400, France
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Top Things to Do in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Aiguille Du Midi

What? At ca. 3,800, Aiguille du Midi gets you as close to Mont Blanc as you can get without mountain climbing skills or inclinations. At ca. EUR 50 per person, the cable car is pricey, but very much...
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Mer de Glace & Montenvers

First thing one morning before the clouds rolled in we walked to the small Montenvers train station and took the Montenvers train to the LeMer De Glace "Sea of Ice" (Frances largest glacier). It's a...
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Hiking

When I returned to France in 2008, one of my objectives was to trek the Haute Route but spent more time in the Pyrenees than I could and still have time for this scenic hike. Leading from Chamonix in...
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Other Activities

Glaciers have always sounded too rough for my liking to be explored. Chamonix turned upside-down my preconceptions and presented me with one of the best presents possible - a visit into the lair of...
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Top 5 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Writers

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firechick

"Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing"
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Martinewezel

"Chamonix"
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Manara

"Summertime in Chamonix"
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sandysmith

"Chamonix-Mt Blanc"
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cachaseiro

"in the shadow of mont blanc."
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