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This blog was created to help our students and visitors in their quest to learn new languages and to share our passion for the mountains. If you like our posts, feel free to share them with your friends so we can help others to learn new languages and discover what Chamonix has to offer.

Fête Nationale Française 14 juillet

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Each year on the 14th July, Chamoniards here in Chamonix and people across France come together to celebrate a national holiday, known as Bastille Day and formally called La Fête Nationale. In Paris on the 14th July 1789, the forceful holding of a medieval prison, the Bastille, became a symbolic event and signalled an important turning point in the […] Read more

July events in Chamonix

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Here are some of the events taking place this month in the Chamonix Valley! Arc’teryx Alpine Academy Mountain guides, professional athletes and mountain enthusiasts will join together for the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. From today until the 7th July, the 8th edition of the Academy will be presenting some great courses. Chamonix Yoga Festival The wonderful Chamonix […] Read more

Marathon du Mont Blanc 2019

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The Marathon du Mont Blanc is once again returning to Chamonix for Summer 2019. The Marathon started out as a challenging, single day 23km race. Today, the marathon has expanded into 8 races: Mont-Blanc 90km 42km 23km 10km Vertical KM Mini-Cross Duo Étoilé (a nocturnal 17km race) Young Race Marathon (a 15km race for runners […] Read more

Lift & train opening times this summer in the Chamonix Valley

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Summer is now in full swing here with the recent heat wave warming up France! Temperatures have reached over 30 degrees consistently in Chamonix. The Chamonix Valley is nestled between the beautiful mountains of the Mont Blanc range which can be easily accessed by cable car and chair lift. When it’s too hot in town, […] Read more

June Events in Chamonix

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Summer in Chamonix is heating up and the weather is perfect for mountain biking, hiking, climbing etc. Here are some events for the rest of this month that are definitely worth checking out! Friday 21st June will be the annual celebration of Fête de la Musique. Its purpose, since its inception in 1982 in Paris, […] Read more

Join our French Intensive Course starting 17th June!

We still have 2-3 places left in our A1/false beginner level French intensive course staring on 17th June. Please contact us directly for more information or if your level is higher. If you are working full time and are unable to join our intensive courses we also offer private lessons to suit your personal needs. […] Read more

April events in Chamonix

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The weather is warming up and the days are longer, Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to spend your days and nights out and about. Here are a few events that will be hosted in April. Enjoy! Chamonix Unlimited Festival is returning for 6 whole days of the best electronic music coupled with the best […] Read more