About Chamonix


Le Bleuet de France

The cornflower or le Bleuet de France – like the Remembrance Poppy in the UK – is the symbolic flower used by the French in memory of the victims and those who served in World War I. Like the poppy, the cornflower flourishes in desolated land that has been devastated. From the trenches, the vibrant […] Read more

La Toussaint

On the 31st of October Halloween is celebrated in France, but is a far more discreet event and less popular compared to the US or UK. After All Hallow’s Eve, there is the celebration for All Saints’ Day or All Hallow’s Day on the 1st November and followed with All Souls’ Day on the 2nd […] Read more

L’Aiguille du Midi and landscape vocabulary

Autumn is here in Chamonix and the colours are changing, as well as the temperature! Its the time of year when everyone is talking about the weather. The Aiguille du Midi is open 8h10-15h30 everyday, so it’s a perfect time, with these clear blue sky days, to head up 3,842m to view the beautiful landscape! This […] Read more

Chamonix Lift Pass Information 2017-2018

Autumn is here, Winter is coming! The best deals on seasonal and annual lift passes for 2017/2018 are available from the 21st October. Here are the rates for the Mont Blanc Unlimited pass: Season 2017-2018: Price from 21st October to the 30 November 2017: 1,014.00€ Price from the 1st December 2017: 1,766.00€ Annual 2017-2018: Price from 21st […] Read more

October Events

Want to get fit before the ski season starts? Our friends at The North Face store have reintroduced their (now twice weekly) training sessions! Train Free: Ski Fit Strength and Conditioning will be meeting every Tuesday and Thursday at 18h00 at the North Face store on 31 Avenue Michel Croz. A great workout and a chance […] Read more

Guides des Chamonix

  The role of a Mountain Guide is a very special one. It is a profession that requires constant rigorous examination, dedication, technical skill and mountain knowledge. Guides inspire, mentor, encourage and protect us as much as they can in our alpine adventures. Their high level of commitment makes them an indispensable and significant part of […] Read more

Student Accommodation in Chamonix

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Have you found a place to stay in Chamonix for this upcoming Autumn and Winter season? From studios to shared flats, seasonal lets or just a week of fun – our student accommodation may be just what you are looking for! We can help put a roof over your head so you can live, ski […] Read more