Chamonix Mont-Blanc


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.


What to do in Chamonix in summer?

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.


What to do in Chamonix in winter ?

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.


What to do in Chamonix in case of bad weather ?

Summer or winter, the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley is not immune to bad weather. What to do in case of rain or heavy snowfall?
Find out about the openings and opening times of the activities listed below from theChamonix Mont-Blanc Valley Tourist Office.

The valley is fortunate to have a rich and interesting past behind it. From Servoz to Vallorcine, it's this history that museums and heritage guides try to pass on to visitors.
Crystals, mountain pastures, mountaineering, flora and fauna ... there's something for everyone.
Come and discover the valley's museums, or enjoy a guided tour with a heritage guide.
Some ideas for visits: the Musée des Cristaux, the Maison de la mémoire et du patrimoine, the Maison du Lieutenant and the Maison de l'Alpage 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 and body-building.

There'sno such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!
For the more adventurous, a number of short mid-mountain hikes can be envisaged. Be sure to check conditions with theOffice de Haute Montagne before setting off.
Here are a few ideas: Cascade du Dard, Cascade de Bérard, La Floria, Charousse, Chalets de Chailloux, Lac Vert, Sources de l'Arveyron, petits balcons Sud and Nord...
Other valley-bottom hikes will also enable you to discover the valley: Lac des Gaillands, Lac des Chavants, Bois du Bouchet and Moraine d'Argentière are just a few examples.
Orienteering courses and tre asure hunts are also available in each village.
In summer, the Gorges de la Diosaz offer an extraordinary spectacle, even more so when it rains, as the waterfalls are more abundant.

If for you, vacation is synonymous with relaxation, then read on.
Spend the day wandering around the center of town, discovering the best tea rooms, such as Shouka, which offers coffee and chocolate tastings.
Then take a dip in the hot baths at QC Terme in Chamonix or Granges d'en Haut in Les Houches.
End the evening with a good restaurant and a good film at the Chamonix cinema, or why not, a trip to the casino.
You can also take advantage of the carte d'hôte offered by your accommodation provider, which gives you free use of the Mont-Blanc Express train, so that you can wander serenely from Servoz to Vallorcine.

Numerous events also take place throughout the year. Contact the tourist office for more information.


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