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Chamonix Office de tourisme
85 place du Triangle de L'Amitie Chamonix
74400

Tel:+33 (0)4 50 53 00 24
Fax:+33 (0)4 50 53 58 90

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Chamonix is probably one of the most popular Alpine ski resorts and is rooted in skiing history as the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924.  It is situated in a valley and is surrounded by some of the most stunning mountains you'll ever see.  In fact the area is popular with mountaineers who come to test their courage on some of the deeply crevassed glaciers.  For those who prefer to look from a distance there is a train from the Gare du Montenvers to the enormous Mer de Glace glacier. 

Chamonix's nine skiing areas undoubtedly make for some of the best skiing in Europe.  However, this should not overshadow warm-weather activities such as walking, canyoning, cycling, summer luge, parapente, ice-skating, riding and the list really goes on............

What to See - Chamonix Attractions

Trail to lac Blanc
Info on 2nd Floor of Maison de la Montagne, 190, place de L'Eglise, Chamonix 74400
experience the turquoise powdery blue lake
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08

Summer luge Location Map
nr the telesiege des Planards, Chamonix 74400
try your hand at the summer luge
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Usually open in May | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 08 97

Haut Vol Location Map
14 place de Chamonix Sud, Chamonix 74400
take a course in paragliding
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year round | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 98 01

Musee Alpin
Off ave Michel Croz, Chamonix 74400
a museum that illustrates the history of mountain climbing and other Alpine activities
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-mid Oct | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 25 93

Cable car (telepherique)
Telepherique at end of ave de L'Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix 74400
take one of the highest cable cars in Europe from Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi (8km from summit of Mont Blanc)!
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year round | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 30 80

Office de Haute Montagne
2nd Floor of Maison de la Montagne, 190, place de L'Eglise, Chamonix 74400
maps, guides, info on walking, mountaineering, climbing
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08

ESF
1st Floor of Maison de la Montagne, 190, place de L'Eglise, Chamonix 74400
Ecole de Ski Franšais with qualified instructors for all levels
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mon-Sat in winter | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 57

Compagnie des Guides
Ground Floor of Maison de la Montagne, 190, place de L'Eglise, Chamonix 74400
hire a mountain guide for a day to explore these spectacular mountains
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year round | Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 00 88