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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.

Looking towards Autumn and Pre-winter French Intensive courses

 | Insted, Study languages
The Summer is drawing to a close and we have reached the final week of our French Intensive courses at Insted, which have been running for 9 weeks. Why not join us for some French lessons this Autumn? There will be 2 French Intensive Courses available and perfect for beginner to intermediate level students. Each […] Read more

Explore Chamonix

 | Chamonix
The summer is in full swing and now is a perfect time to get out onto the wonderful trails of the Chamonix Valley. The North Face are hosting until the 24th August, guided hikes and runs. Taking place every Saturday and departing from the store at 11h30. This is a great group to show you […] Read more

August events in Chamonix

 | Chamonix
Here are some events you will not want to miss this month! Chamonix’s Guide Festival is back again with fireworks, live musical concerts and a traditional ceremony celebrating our amazing mountain guides. Make sure to be here in the Chamonix Valley to enjoy the event, starting from Monday 12th until the 15th August. For more […] Read more

Summer French Intensive Courses for beginner and A2/B1 level will be starting soon

 | Insted, Study languages
Interested in doing an French intensive course before the end of the summer season? We will start 2 additional summer French intensive courses. These courses will be running for 2-weeks and is perfect for beginners and A2/B1 level students. Starting on Monday the 29th of July; these courses will run every Monday, Wednesday and Friday […] Read more

Fête Nationale Française 14 juillet

 | Chamonix
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

 | Chamonix
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

 | Chamonix
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