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.
Take the telepherique to the top of a nearby peak. Hike down, it's easy! Or try hikes between two telepheriques, for example:
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.
Other regional specialties (Quand meme!)