Summer in Chamonix, France
Located in the French Alps, just over an hour’s drive from Geneva at the base of the magnificent Mont-Blanc, lies the Alpine city of Chamonix. Summer in the Chamonix valley is a truly unique and often breathtaking experience. Chamonix has been a mountain destination for travelers for more than 250 years and is well known as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
Visitors enjoy the area’s French culture, trolling the charming village shops, learning about Chamonix’s history at the Alpine Museum or even exercising at the area’s huge sports complex. And, with an abundance of bars, pubs and other entertainment options, Chamonix comes alive at night, too!
Chamonix summer vacation
The area’s cog railways and lifts take passengers directly to the Mont-Blanc Massif where they can then admire some of the world’s finest vistas. For those who want to get an even better vantage, try a helicopter ride and be one of the few who say they have looked down on this famous summit.
For those whose interests include more than just sightseeing, Chamonix offers an abundance of outdoor activities for all ages. There are more than 200 miles of hiking trails, 25 miles of mountain biking trails, mountaineering, paragliding, golf and rock climbing.