Chamonix and its valley are dominated by the Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Western Europe with its 4810 m. The valley is of glacial origin and measures 17 km, from the Col des Montets at the northern most point to les Houches. The town centre is located at an altitude of 1035m, the highest village at the top of the valley is Le Tour (1462m).
Walking distance from Pointe Isabelle, many sports can be practiced in the Chamonix Valley in all seasons, including hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, golfing, tennis, swimming, cross-country skiing, ice skating, mountain biking…
Hikers of all levels are invited to discover the Valley by foot, from pleasant strolls to demanding alpine approaches. Many sites are exceptional sightseeing excursion accesible by walk and/or cable cars.
Also, Chamonix will please shopping lovers with famous brands' boutiques, village market and gourmets and party-goers with a large choice of restaurants and bars.
Unique and incomparable, it is a land of legend crammed full of history and sporting feats, a natural environment that will take your breath away.
Re-energize, relax, recuperate or push yourself to the limit.
After a long day outdoors you can stroll along the streets of Chamonix, have an aperitif in a trendy bar, enjoy local specialties or a gourmet dinner in a restaurant. If you still have some energy left, spare some of it for the night-life with live music, pubs and bars.
Chamonix is special with the mythical area "les Grands-Montets" and the descent of "Vallee Blanche" but also different places for intermediate and beginners.
In Chamonix, both high level competitors and total novices seeking to learn will achieve their own legend and their own pace and in total safety.