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October Events

 | Chamonix
The SHOOT festival is coming to the valley for its 3rd edition from the 5th until 28th October. This festival will exhibit fine work from photographers and visual artists such as Chloé Colin, Virginie Plauchut, William Dupuy, Vincent Gouriou and Eric Courcier. For more information, you can check out the website here! The Chamonix Market is held at Place du Mont Blanc every […] Read more

September in Chamonix

 | Chamonix
Our Autumn French Course is drawing to a close here at Insted as we reach the final week of the Intensive course which has been running for the last 3 weeks! If you missed us this month, not to worry! We have a Pre-winter Intensive Program starting on the 19th November for 4 weeks. You can […] Read more

Fête des Guides 2018

 | 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 how […] 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. Come and show […] Read more

CosmoJazz Festival 2018

 | Chamonix
The CosmoJazz Festival is back in Chamonix! Now in its 7th year, the festival will be held from the 21st-29th 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

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

Weekend camping trip to Vallorcine for the Overland Students

 | Chamonix, Overland Summers
On Friday, 6th July the students came to Insted for their regular morning French lessons and afterwards set off to Vallorcine with their camping gear and their intrepid leaders, Trevor and Emma. Over the weekend, with the weather being ideal, the Overland students hiked some of the best walks around Vallorcine. On Friday afternoon, they […] Read more