About Chamonix

Le Marché de Noël

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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

Idées Cadeaux Noël

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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

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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

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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


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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

Join Insted this Winter Season!

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Want to unlock your language learning potential? Immerse yourself this winter in Chamonix, learn French at Insted and spend your free time skiing or snowboarding in the beautiful surrounding mountains. If you are not already familiar with Insted, our language school is located in the heart of Chamonix, 500m from the Aiguille du Midi cable […] Read more

Le Bleuet de France

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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