Visiting Chamonix, Mont Blanc, French Alps – Tourist Info

The Mont-Blanc region consists of a bunch of resort centers / villages / towns which include Chamonix, Les Houches, Servoz, Vallocrine, Megeve, St. Gervais, Cordon, Les Contamines, Combloux, Prazsur-Arly, Passy, Domancy, and Sallanches. These form the heart of skiing, mountaineering, snowboarding haven of the French Alps.
Whether you have come to just hang around and absorb the natural beauty or you want to put your physical endurance to test, you can do it with aplomb here.
Cable cars, buses and trains together form the network of transport which is very reasonable and convenient for going around all these places. There are number of viewing points all around the area – each offers its own unique view – the mountain ranges, the valley, the pastures and hamlets and so on.

Chamonix, France

Chamonix is a town in Eastern France at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French Alps. Hence on the way to Mont Blanc one could stay at Chamonix. It is in the Haute-Savoie Departement. It is actually in the Chamonix valley fed by the River Avre.

A part of French Alps at sunset
Chamonix gives an impression of a small peaceful town but this is a huge tourist attraction. It attracts more than 5 million visitors annually. Its stature as a tourist spot was given a boost with the first Winter Olympic Games being held here in 1924. It has become a popular winter sports resort in France. Skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, abseiling and also rafting and canyoneering (or canyoning) are popular here.
One of the famous must see/ must use feature here is the cable car leading to Aiguille du Midi (3842m high). It was the highest cable car in the world when it was built in 1955.