About Chamonix

Overland Summer 2018

 | Chamonix, Insted, Study languages
We are very happy here at Insted to be welcoming this weekend the first Overland group for Summer 2018! This is our 10th year working with Overland and we will be joined this Saturday in Chamonix by the group leaders, Emma and Trevor. Following closely behind will be the 12 Overland Summer students who will […] Read more

June Events

 | Chamonix
Summer in Chamonix is heating up, with the weather being perfect for mountain biking, hiking, climbing or even just a spot of sunbathing. Here are some events this month definitely worth checking out! Catherine Kartal has her art exposition “Ski-Snow-Sun: winter is over” at the Brasserie La Poitnière (Place Balmat, Chamonix) until the end of […] Read more


May Events

 | Chamonix
Here in Chamonix we are approaching the calmness of interseason! The town is much quieter but there are still some good events going on in the month of May. The Chamonix Market will be held every Saturday at the Place du Mont Blanc. You will find the best local produce including bread, cheese, fruit, vegetables, […] Read more

May Public Holidays in France

 | Chamonix
In France, there are 11 public holidays a year with the exception of Alsace and Lorraine which have 13. Lucky them! This year we have 4 public holidays in the month of May, which is a great time to travel the region and explore the food and culture! The French expression ‘faire le pont’ (to make […] Read more

Joyeuses Pâques!

 | Chamonix, Study languages
If you are in and around Chamonix, you may have noticed the local chocolatiers display cases and supermarkets filling up with chocolate eggs, roosters, rabbits and more. Easter is celebrated throughout France, and if you are in town you can check out some of the best offerings from the pastry chefs in the Haute-Savoie region. Here […] Read more

April Events!

 | Chamonix
The weather is warming up and the days are longer, Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to spend your days and nights out and about. Here are a few events that will be hosted in April. Enjoy! France vs Sweden Ice Hockey Charity game will be held at the Richard Bozon Sports Centre on 6th […] Read more

Gastronomie Locale

 | Chamonix
  The Alps boasts hearty food that is perfect after a long day out in the mountains. Local dishes such as fondue, tartiflette, croutes, gratin dauphinois and la tarte aux myrtilles are part of a staple diet. Stroll down any street in Chamonix and you will find a venue selling local, tasty food and drink […] Read more