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Chamonix & Mont Blanc

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Chamonix is a wonderful mountain town near the junction of France, Switzerland and Italy. At the base of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps, this year round destination offers great hiking in summer and serious skiing in winter. Cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border. There is always a great time and season to visit Chamonix!
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Marvelous Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Massif Posted on Mon, October 01, 2018 12:24:20

Mont Blanc (4,808 metres/ (15,774 ft) is the highest point in western Europe and the European Union.

If you look closely you will see the tracks left by mountain climbers. zoom in even more and you will see people climbing the rocks in the foreground. Multiple climbing opportunities exist for those with the skill and equipment to tackle the Alps – or with the funds to pay for a guided climbing tour.

For most people hiking across the hills at the base of the glacier is the best way to enjoy the mountain, and the glaciers coming down from it.

The Mont Blanc massif is a region that encompasses Mont Blanc itself as well as eleven major independent summits, each over 4,000 metres (13,123 ft) in height. There is no one best hike as multiple choices exist, all with amazing views! Don’t fear if you are not a major hiker, there are multiple paths that go across the hillsides – not up and down them. These fairly level walks afford you with breathtaking views, while cable cars do the job of getting you up and down from town to the trails.

A glacier overlooks it

Town of Chamonix Posted on Mon, October 01, 2018 12:07:41

The town of Chamonix is a pedestrian orientated village filled with boutique shops, great restaurants, and a picturesque river running through the center. These alone would make it a destination, but add in that it sits at the bottom of a valley surrounded by gorgeous mountain peaks and glaciers stretching down to it, and you have an absolutely beautiful setting!

A beautiful drive

Getting there Posted on Mon, October 01, 2018 11:57:32

Just getting to Chamonix is beautiful experience. You can drive, take a bus, or go by train. Whichever way you choose Chamonix is easily accessed from a number of cities across France, Italy and Switzerland.