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CosmoJazz Festival 2017

The CosmoJazz Festival is back in Chamonix! Now in its 6th year, the festival will be held from the 22nd-30th July. There will be live music set up in various locations in the Chamonix Valley, including gigs high up in the mountains with stunning backdrops. Concerts will be held throughout the day and late into the […] Read more

Climbing Vocabulary

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In Chamonix, the summer is in full swing and the Climbing World Cup has just bagged itself some new World Champs and left town. Here’s some rock climbing themed vocabulary to put you in the mood for scaling those rocks yourself!! Many climbing terms that were first coined in the French language are also used […] Read more

Fête nationale française 14 juillet

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 French Revolution. This event and the events that followed, ultimately led to the creation of the French Republic that we know and love today. Thus, each year on the […] Read more

Lift opening times this summer in the Chamonix Valley

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. Summer is now in full swing here with the recent heat wave warming up France and along with it, most of Europe! Temperatures have reached over 30 degrees consistently in […] Read more

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July Events in Chamonix

Here are some events coming up next month in Chamonix; Climbing World Cup 2017 will be stopping off in Chamonix, lets hope we get nice dry weather for the spectators! The difficulty and speed competitions will be held from the 11th-13th July at Place du Mont Blanc in Chamonix centre. This is not to be […] Read more

IFSC Climbing World Cup 2017

One of the best international climbing competitions is almost here! The climbing wall is currently being assembled, with the Mont Blanc Massif as its backdrop. In the coming weeks over 12,000 spectators will be arriving in Chamonix to watch elite athletes compete for the Climbing World Cup title. The IFSC Climbing World Cup 2017 for […] Read more

Chamonix Yoga Festival 2017

The wonderful Chamonix Yoga Festival is returning for its 4th year from 30th June until 2nd July. For three full days the festival will be hosted at the beautiful Majestic building in the centre of Chamonix. If you’re interested in joining the event, you will find a wide range of yoga styles to try; from learning […] Read more