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Revision as of 10:33, 15 July 2004

Chamonix is a famous resort in French Alps at the foot of Mont-Blanc (White Mountain).

Get in

Chamonix is connected to the valley by a highway and a small railway line. It is also connected to Italy by road via the tunnel under the Mont-Blanc.

See

  • Mer de Glace (Ice Sea), the biggest glacier in continental Europe, accessible by the Montenvers rack railway.
  • Aiguille du Midi cable car, one of the highest of the world. Take warm clothes. The temperature is alway cold even in mid summer.
  • Brevent cable car, on the other side of the valley, the best scenery on the Mont-Blanc.

Do

  • Compagnie des Guides (mountain guides), 190 place de l'Église, 74400 Chamonix Mont Blanc, tel. 04 50 53 00 88

Skiing

  • Vallée blanche (White Valley), glacier skiing. Need a full day from the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Reserved for well trained skiers.

Mountainteering

Hiking

Take the telepherique to the top of a nearby peak. Hike down, it's easy!

Eat

It's France. The food is all good. Open a can of Ravioli from the supermarket and eat it with your freshly purchased Swiss Army Knife. If you've been hiking all day, it'll be the best meal you've ever had.

Sleep

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