In the Alps, at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, Chamonix attracts mountain lovers from all over the world.
In summer as well as in winter, the Chamonix valley offers breathtaking landscapes and a multitude of unforgettable activities, close to the Bellamy serviced apartments. This richness makes the happiness of the vacationers who come to recharge their batteries in the heart of Haute-Savoie.
A cable car ride to the top of the Aiguille du Midi offers a sublime panorama on the Alps. Less high, but just as surprising, the historic rack train takes its passengers to the Montenvers site, at the foot of the Mer de Glace glacier! From Le Fayet, the three trains of the Mont-Blanc tramway are called Anne, Jeanne and Marie. They lead to the gates of the high mountains, to the Nid d'Aigle, the starting point of many climbers climbing the roof of Europe.
With the family? Chamonix offers an ideal environment to get some fresh air and spend some quality time with your children. Looking for physical activity? The Chamonix valley and the Mont-Blanc massif are sites loved by sportsmen and women! Mountaineering, skiing, hiking or paragliding are just a few examples!
But before becoming so touristy, Chamonix was first and foremost a town that has crossed the ages. It has kept an authentic Savoyard village spirit mixing different styles: Art Nouveau, Haussmannian style, baroque or even holiday villas. To be convinced of this, just walk through the charming streets of the city center, which are less than 10 minutes away from the Bellamy serviced apartments. Tea rooms and restaurants will also allow you to enjoy a hot chocolate or a Savoyard specialty after a great day of skiing.
Discovering the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley with family or friends, hiking, rafting, paragliding, mountaineering: summer activities will delight nature lovers!
The valley is a walker's paradise. From gentle strolls to sporty hikes with nights in a refuge, from valley floor routes to high mountain itineraries, there are 350 kilometers of trails available to visitors.
Chamonix is also popular for trail running. Coming from all over the world, trail runners devote themselves to their passion on the numerous itineraries that line this natural area. Two mythical events take place every year: the Mont Blanc Marathon and the UTMB®.
Thrill seekers can opt for paragliding or white water sports. Rafting allows you to follow the currents of the Arve in an inflatable boat. The freshness of the torrents can be found by practicing canyoning. Another option: hydro-sliding. This trendy sport allows you to swim in white water.
Mountaineering is another of Chamonix's flagship sports. Mont Blanc, the third most visited natural site in the world, is a legend for mountaineers. Supervised by high mountain guides, mountain enthusiasts will find in the massif something to satisfy their passion!
Last activity not to be missed in summer in Chamonix Mont-Blanc: climbing to the top of the Aiguille du Midi. To do so, you can take the Aiguille du Midi cable car, which is located near the Bellamy serviced apartments.
In winter in Chamonix, skiing is king! The ski areas of the valley (Brévent - Flégère, Grands Montets, Balme, Les Houches...) are among the most renowned in the world. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark, freeride, speedriding: in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, skiing pleasure rubs shoulders with extreme skiing.
In addition to skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are excellent ways to discover the surroundings. There is something for everyone: sledding for young and old, paragliding or ice climbing... There is no reason to be bored!
Beyond the sports activities, several outings are a must. An ascent to the top of the Aiguille du Midi offers a 360° panorama after a 20-minute cable car ride. From the terraces, the Chamonix valley, the Bossons glacier, the Aiguille Verte, the Drus or the Aiguilles de Chamonix are revealed in an unexpected way.
Summer or winter, the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley is not safe from bad weather. How to keep busy in case of rain or heavy snowfall?
Find the openings and schedules of the activities mentioned below at theChamonix Mont-Blanc valley tourist office.
The valley is lucky to have a rich and interesting past behind it. From Servoz to Vallorcine, it is this history that the museums and heritage guides try to transmit to its visitors.
Crystals, mountain pastures, mountaineering, fauna and flora ... there is something for everyone.
Come and discover the museums of the valley or enjoy a guided tour with a heritage guide.
Some ideas for visits: the Museum of Crystals, the House of Memory and Heritage, the House of the Lieutenant and the House of the Mountain Pastures in Servoz.
Looking for adventure despite the bad weather?
Head to the sports center in the heart of Chamonix. All you have to do is choose between swimming pool, ice rink, climbing, indoor tennis, squash or weight training.
There isno such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!
For the more adventurous, some short hikes in the middle of the mountains can be considered. Be sure to check the conditions with theOffice de Haute Montagne before you leave.
Here are some ideas: the Cascade du Dard, the Cascade de Bérard, the Floria, Charousse, the Chalets de Chailloux, the Lac Vert, the Sources de l'Arveyron, the small South and North balconies...
Other valley bottom hikes will also allow you to discover the valley: the Lac des Gaillands, the Lac des Chavants, the Bois du Bouchet or the Moraine d'Argentière are some examples.
Orienteering courses and treasure hunts can also be discovered in each of the villages.
In the summer, the Diosaz Gorges offer an extraordinary spectacle, even more so when it rains because the waterfalls are more abundant.
If for you, vacation is synonymous with relaxation, then read on.
Spend your day strolling through the center of town discovering the best tea rooms such as Shouka which offers coffee and chocolate tastings.
Then dive into the hot baths at QC Terme in Chamonix or Les Granges d'en Haut in Les Houches.
Finish the evening with a good restaurant and movie at the Chamonix cinema or why not, a trip to the casino.
Take advantage of the guest card given by your accommodation provider which offers free public transport to get from Servoz to Vallorcine.
Numerous events also take place throughout the year. Contact the tourist office for more information.