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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.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

 | Formation professionnelle, Insted
The Insted team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We will be closed from 15th December 2017, but look forward to seeing you all in 2018 as we will reopen on the 3rd January. If you have any questions or need to get in contact, you can email us at  Here’s […] Read more

Le Marché de Noël

 | Chamonix, Formation professionnelle
Chamonix’s Christmas market is coming soon! From the 16th December, you will find an amazing selection of local produce, sweet candies, spices, decorations, jewellery, arts ‘n’ craft exhibitions, live concerts, parades, a kid’s climbing wall and a chance to meet Father Christmas. The market will be constructed from little wooden cabins in the centre of […] Read more

Christmas French Vocabulary

 | Formation professionnelle, Study languages
It’s that time of the year when most of us are getting ready for Christmas. Planning holidays to visit family and friends; decorating the tree; watching Christmas movies and listening to songs; counting down the days with an advent calendar; shopping for presents and making your own list for Santa! Christmas is largely celebrated around […] Read more

Idées Cadeaux Noël

 | Chamonix, Formation professionnelle
Christmas is approaching fast and with this comes the need to start thinking about what to give as gifts to friends and relatives. Here are some ideas for giving a gift to remember! Give your ‘special someone’ a unique experience with Chamonix Mountain Guides. The company offers some amazing outdoor activities and adventures to help […] Read more

Chamonix Ski Lifts Opening Dates

 | Chamonix, Formation professionnelle
The Chamonix Valley is opening its ski lifts for the Winter Season! The Grand Montets will open on Friday the 8th December and then Flégère, Brévent, Tour/Balme/Vallorcine and Les Houches will open on Saturday the 9th. L’Aiguille du Midi is scheduled to open on Saturday the 16th of December! Here are the lifts that are […] Read more

December Events in Chamonix

 | Chamonix, Formation professionnelle
Great news! The partial opening of Grands Montets and Les Houches this weekend means that Winter has finally arrived! Here are some upcoming events this month you won’t want to miss: ‘Ski et Art’ hosted at the Patagonia store, 249 Rue du Dr Paccard, with athlete and illustrator Simon Charrière. On Friday 1st December at […] Read more


 | Chamonix, Formation professionnelle
The cornucopia or horn of plenty is a symbol for nourishment and abundance. It was first represented in Greek and Roman mythology, where deities were depicted holding a goat’s horn overflowing with vegetables and fruit. In modern times, a wicker basket shaped as a horn is used around this time of year to celebrate the […] Read more