Top Travel Attractions in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
If you do not believe in treating yourself to a nice holiday, maybe this commune will turn you into a believer. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, or simply Chamonix, is a commune located in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. It is a resort destination that hosted the first ever Winter Olympic Games in 1924.
The town is located at the scenic but massive aiguilles Rouges that makes it one of the oldest French skiing resorts and gateway to the European Cascades. To the north of the Idyllic village of Chamonix is the majestic Mont Blanc, hence the name of the commune. Check out the list below for the attractions in the resort village.
1. Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc (4808m or 15,770ft), the highest mountain in western Europe is also home to Chamonix's alpine town which boasts an cool atmosphere and spectacular scenery which attract travelers from all over the globe. As if that's not enough, it has the highest cable car in the world.
2. The Activities in Chamonix
Apart from the beauty of the mountains, travelers engage in activities such as skiing, climbing and walking. This is a superb and an undeniable good way to combine sightseeing with adventure. Trust me; winter sports cannot get any better than this.
3. Mont Blanc Tramway
True, you can get a unique view from the mountains but few of us are willing to make the trek up the mountains. The Mont Blanc Tramway will do this work for you. You can also take the Aiguille du Midi cable car from the valley floor to the summit at 3842m (12,605ft).Alternatively; you can use the funicular to get to the top if you are not afraid of heights. The bottom-line is this; you have no excuse not to get to the top of the mountain.
4. Lac Blanc
How would you love to see a lake on top of a mountain? Well, this is exactly what you will see on Mont Blanc. Lac Blanc is a pleasant change of scenery from the Ice-capped rocks.
5. Refuge Mont-Blanc
This is a mountain top shelter that welcomes the travelers with warm meals, coffee and beds. Trust me; you would need some after the climb.
The facilities at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc village does not come cheap, but the views and the fun you will have will more than cover the pain of having empty pockets. The village attracts the high and mighty in sports, business, politics and Hollywood.