06MAR 2021
Ultra Marathon Mont Blanc

Ultra Marathon Mont Blanc

The Mont-Blanc 80KM race has become legendary in the Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley. With its 82km and 6 meters of vertical, it has been recognized as one of the most technical trail races in France. The 80KM race is difficult but it is also one of the most beautiful! Mont-Blanc 80KM: 82km, 6m vertical The…
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27FEB 2021
Paragliding in Chamonix

Paragliding in Chamonix

Want to fly like a bird, rise above the mountains, soar with eagles? Paragliding will let you do all this. Chamonix is a wonderful place to learn the magic of free flight. Mieusey, 50km west of Chamonix, lays claim to the birth of paragliding in 1974. The sport has grown rapidly since 1990, driven by significant developments in materials. Beginner wings are safe and have…

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20FEB 2021
Skiing places in France

Skiing places in France

Ski Resorts France • Ski Holidays • Skiing • Reviews

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13FEB 2021
Living in Chamonix

Living in Chamonix

The copper roofs in Chamonix town centre are gleaming in the winter sun. There are regulations here that state all new public buildings of stature must adopt this pink-tinged, shiny roofing, and, alongside its aged, green counterparts nearby, it’s a fitting symbol that this majestic mountain town, built in one Belle Époque, is preparing for another golden age. While elsewhere…

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06FEB 2021
Weather Chamonix 14 days

Weather Chamonix 14 days

So much to see, so little time. How to choose? To help you get started, I ve listed my top picks for where to go in France, my plan for your best three-week trip, and tips on when to go. Depending on the length of your trip, and taking geographic proximity into account, here are my recommended priorities: 3 days: Paris, maybe Versailles 6 days, add: Normandy 8 days, add: Loire…

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29JAN 2021
Compagnie du Mont Blanc

Compagnie du Mont Blanc

The Chamonix-based Compagnie du Mont-Blanc (CMB) was one of the first ski lift companies to operate in France. Under a concession contract, the CMB is engaged in serving and providing transportation in the mountains by ski lifts, chairlifts, gondolas, cable cars and cog railways. The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc is not an isolated company. It is one of the Chain-mail links of…

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22JAN 2021
Hotel Sapinière, Chamonix

Hotel Sapinière, Chamonix

The legendary 17km Chamonix Valley is located in the north-west Alps nearby the Swiss and Italian boarders. Set at the foot of the stunning Mont Blanc and surrounded by breathtaking views of the Mont Blanc massif, this town is not only one of the most beautiful places in the Alps but also offers a fantastically diverse skiing and snowboarding experience. It’s said to be the…

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15JAN 2021
Chamonix-Mont

Chamonix-Mont

Departing from Chamonix, this famous rack and pinion railway brings you to the Montenvers site at 1913 m. An imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and the Grands Jorasses. ICE CAVE The tour of the “Grotte de glace” (Ice Cave) takes visitors into the very heart of the glacier. Re-sculpted every year, it describes the life of mountain people in the early 19th…

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08JAN 2021
Gustavia Hotel Chamonix

Gustavia Hotel Chamonix

Located in the center of Chamonix and facing the Mont-Blanc , the 3-star Langley Hotel Gustavia is filled with an atmosphere that’s sporting yet refined, mixed with well-being, mountain tradition and optimum comfort. Built in 1890, it is one of the historical establishments of the valley and it has remained as a favorite meeting point of a clientele from all over the world…

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