Chamonix is a picturesque town And the most famous mountain resort in France; from everywhere in the city if you look at the sky …you will see It – The roof of Europe – The Majestic Mont-Blanc. Enjoy the bus ride to the third natural mountain spot most visited in the world.
Take a breath of fresh air and stroll on the little streets full of charm. Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the free-ride wave as the capital of allmountain skiing. This busy little town is a popular place for day trippers, you will find lots of boutiques selling local produce such as cheese, meats as well as fresh Savoie honey and also famous brands of mountain clothes, equipment. Chamonix Mont Blanc has been at the sharp end of Alpine adventure since 1760, when a Genevois scientist offered a prize for the first ascent of the highest Alp. It had its first growth spurt in the Victorian era, hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has re-emerged on the freeride wave as the capital of all-mountain skiing. This steep-sided valley, draped with tumbling glaciers beneath a crown of rocky spires, is where snowsports and mountaineering meet. With Chamonix being renowned as the world capital of alpinism, freeride skiing, ice climbing and ultra-trail running, this busy little town is a popular place for day trippers. A good place for shopping, designer brand,fashionable mountain brand or trendy surf wear settled in Chamonix. Lots of boutiques are selling local product as cheese, meats or fresh savoie honey. Different activities are optional.
On your day trip you have the opportunity to do various activities selecting the following options:
- Cable car Aiguille du Midi or Brévent : Ride up the cable car and discover a spectacular panoramic view of the Chamonix Valley and the French, Swiss and Italian Alps at 3842m ! On a clear day, you may even see the Mattherhorn, the famous Swiss peak and icon of Switzerland – it’s even found on packages of delicious Toblerone chocolate. If it’s open, you can try the unique adventure: "Step into the Void" BREATHTAKING! A glass room built around a metal frame. Three glass walls, floor and ceiling panels, allow visitors to control their vertigo and experience 1035 meters of space under their feet! Enjoy a free time at the top and snap unforgettable pictures of the amazing landscape. Meet your guide in the cable car station down.
- Lunch: Take a break and enjoy a lunch in the center of Chamonix. The entrance will be a nice choice of salads and soups as a buffet. As main course you can choose between chicken, fish or veggie. As dessert, the chef will surprise you with the dessert of the day.
- Mer de Glace (mountain train to the largest glacier of France): Board the charming red cog railway up to Montenvers, you’ll enjoy fabulous views of Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 4 miles (7km) long and averages just under a mile wide. Surrounded by the impressive summits of Les Drus, Les Grandes Jorasses and Les Grands Charmoz, The Montenvers site is a natural living witness of climate change of our era. You get free time on the top, you guide will be waiting in the station. It offers several visits including the crystal gallery or the Glaciorium, a new space entirely dedicated to the glaciers from their birth, to present and to the future. Depending on the period, it is also possible to visit the ice caves carved into the Glacier.