During your tailor-made trip in the Alps or your corporate event, we take you on a journey to discover Chamonix, a charming mountain town nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc. Whether it's for corporate team building or sports and cultural holidays, the activities in Chamonix are numerous! The must-see Aiguille du Midi and Mer de Glace await you, as well as the stunning trails of the Tour du Mont-Blanc and the panoramic paths of the Mont Blanc massif! Not to mention a myriad of other unique experiences to delve into the history and landscapes of Chamonix... Follow the guide, as we unveil everything about this picturesque Alpine destination!

Chamonix, a charming mountain town nestled at the foot of Mont Blanc

What to see in Chamonix and when to visit this essential destination in the Alps? We'll tell you everything!

The statue of Jacques Balmat showing the summit of Mont Blanc to Horace Bénédict de Saussure in Chamonix town center

Where to wander in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

In this multicultural small town bustling year-round, take in a breath of fresh air and admire the majestic nature surrounding you. Seize this moment to rejuvenate and immerse yourself. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc offers grandiose landscapes wherever you look, whether it's at Mont Blanc, the Bossons Glacier, or the Aiguilles Vertes and Rouges.

Stroll at the foot of the Mont-Blanc massif and along the Arve River, which traverses the valley. In the town center, you'll tread in the footsteps of the greatest adventurers, who launched assaults on the highest peaks of the Alps since 1786, including the first ascent of Mont Blanc by two Chamoniards... An immense mural highlights these explorers and scientists who contributed to the history of Chamonix, nicknamed the "World Capital of Mountaineering."

Wander among the majestic Belle Époque-style monuments and meander through the cobbled streets of this picturesque and peaceful village center! You'll eventually reach the Church of Chamonix, where every August 15th, the Chamonix Guides' Festival takes place.

Chamonix is also the city that hosted the very first Winter Olympics in 1924. It welcomed 16 participating nations, 258 athletes, and 9 disciplines: bobsleigh, Nordic combined (ski jumping and cross-country skiing), curling, hockey, figure skating, speed skating, military patrol (ancestor of biathlon), ski jumping, and cross-country skiing.

Inevitably, you'll soon find yourself heading to the cable car of the legendary Aiguille du Midi, whose summit rises to 3,842 meters above Chamonix. It's also from the city center that the cogwheel train departs for the iconic Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in the French Alps...

View of the Brévent gondola going up from the Chamonix valley, facing the Aiguille Verte

When to visit Chamonix?

Chamonix is a year-round destination—it all depends on what you want to do! The Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace welcome visitors in both summer and winter, offering unique landscapes during each season.

In the summer, spring, and autumn, take to the stunning trails of the Mont Blanc massif on foot, where nature bursts with its most beautiful colors. You'll likely encounter some mountain inhabitants, such as marmots or ibex, which are quite unreserved in this region of the French Alps!

Winter offers breathtaking panoramas and stunning white landscapes... It's the perfect time to ski down the slopes of the domain and explore snowy paths on snowshoes, among many other activities to discover in Chamonix.

For further insights, check out all our tips for packing before traveling to the Northern Alps.

Tailor-made trip and activities in Chamonix!

The Chamonix-Mont-Blanc region is brimming with unique and authentic experiences to enjoy, whether for a day trip or during longer vacations in the Alps. Here's a glimpse of what's on offer!

A hiker in front of a panoramic view of the Mont-Blanc massif and its glaciers

How to explore Chamonix?

The history of Chamonix is built on the renowned figures of mountaineering, who contributed to the destination's fame in the world of mountains. Through a captivating guided tour of the town, we offer you the chance to delve into the crucial moments of its past. Meet the characters who left their mark and listen to the legends that have emerged around Mont Blanc, long known as the "Cursed Mountain"... For two hours, in good company, wander the charming and lively streets of Chamonix!

Discovering Chamonix can also happen through the taste buds, and we invite you to do so during a Food Tour, where you'll meet local specialties and producers.

The Aiguille du Midi and the Mer de Glace: Chamonix's must-sees

While in Chamonix, these are the two experiences not to be missed! In half a day, take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi and ascend to 3,842 meters above sea level. The grand expanse of the Alps' peaks unfolds before your eyes, all crowned by Mont Blanc, soaring at 4,810 meters. Accompanied by an enthusiastic guide, you'll uncover the tales of the valley's greatest adventurers! You can also reach the Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in the French Alps, by cogwheel train. Nature presents you with an unforgettable spectacle, evolving over time. In winter, you might spot some skiers descending the legendary Vallée Blanche, starting from the Aiguille du Midi and returning to Chamonix via the Mer de Glace. When surrounded by tranquility, you'll also hear the glacier creaking, an unmistakable sign that it's in perpetual motion…

And if you want to make your day even more extraordinary around these activities in Chamonix, we suggest reaching the Mer de Glace via a magnificent balcony trail from the Plan de l'Aiguille! An enchanted experience you'll remember for a long time...

  • View of Mont Blanc and the Bossons glacier from the cable car going up to the Aiguille du Midi

    When is the best time to visit the Aiguille du Midi?

    Our guides typically meet you early in the morning, departing with the first cable car rides. It's in the early hours of the day when the sky is most often clear, offering a magical landscape from the summit of the Aiguille du Midi.

    What clothing to wear to ascend the Aiguille du Midi?

    Regardless of the time of year you plan to climb the Aiguille du Midi, it's essential to pack very warm clothes. A hat, thick gloves, a down jacket, and high-protection sunglasses are your best allies for fully enjoying your experience at nearly 4,000 meters above sea level!

  • Two children contemplating the Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in the French Alps

    When to visit the Mer de Glace in Chamonix?

    It's possible to admire the view of the Mer de Glace all year round, with each season offering its own splendors. In winter, when it's covered in snow, you'll likely see it at its most beautiful. Additionally, spring, summer, and autumn provide opportunities for wonderful hikes and the discovery of unique panoramas of the Mer de Glace, away from the crowds. 

    How to access the Ice Cave?

    Built directly into the glacier, you can reach it via a small cable car available from the Montenvers station. It's quite common for the station to be closed due to glacier melting.

What to do in Chamonix in summer?

In addition to the must-do activities in Chamonix, such as the Aiguille du Midi, the Mer de Glace, and exploring the town itself, the Mont-Blanc massif is a true paradise for hikers. Perhaps the best example is the famous Tour du Mont-Blanc hiking trail, which we offer to tailor-make for you. Over several days, traverse France, Switzerland, and Italy via magnificent trails offering breathtaking panoramas of the roof of Europe!

There are so many other iconic routes, like the one leading to Lac Blanc and the Chéserys Lakes. This circuit provides some of the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc range! Our mountain guides also take you on less-traveled paths, even getting you closer to the imposing Bossons Glacier... One thing is certain, wherever you go, you'll be amazed!

Are you craving thrills, whether in the water or in the air? Rafting on the Arve River, paragliding, or a helicopter flight over Mont Blanc will leave you with unforgettable memories of your trip to the Alps! An electric mountain bike ride is also the best way to explore the mountains off the beaten track!

For further exploration, discover all our experiences in Chamonix for your summer in the Alps!

To ensure that your tailor-made stay in Chamonix and the Alps meets your expectations, let us know your preferences regarding accommodation, dining, and interests. We'll create a fully personalized itinerary for you!

Panorama of the Mont-Blanc massif from the Col de la Balme, accessible during the tailor-made Tour du Mont-Blanc
View of the Montenvers train passing in front of the Mer de Glace
A mountain bike guide out in the mountains facing a sunset

What to do in Chamonix in winter?

Most of our activities in Chamonix are possible year-round, but when winter arrives, some transform to adapt to snowy conditions. Electric mountain biking becomes fat biking, hiking is done with snowshoes, and skiing becomes a superb ally for new adventures! It's time to explore different practices with cross-country skiing and biathlon initiations, or to hit the slopes with our greatest champions, like Florence Masnada! And let's not forget that our Food Tour can even be done on skis, alongside an experienced and gourmet guide!

Speaking of indulgence... There's nothing better than winter to enjoy a good fondue, raclette, or tartiflette in a mountain chalet. Don't you agree? That's why we offer you the chance to experience a real Trappers' Evening: after a short approach walk, you'll join your mountain restaurant for a convivial and authentic moment! Don't wait any longer and discover all our typical Alpine recipes!

Our tourist guides in Chamonix

Our local and trusted guides each have their own specialty. Whether you're looking for a guided tour of the city, a tailor-made Tour du Mont-Blanc, or an in-depth exploration of the Mer de Glace, we have the perfect guide for you! Glaciologists, mountain guides, heritage guides, mountain biking guides... These professionals, passionate about their region, will be a major asset to the success of your trip in the Alps!

Share with us your desires for experiences in Chamonix, and we will propose the perfect program for your vacation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc!

Rafting down the Arve and passing through the town center of Chamonix, with Mont Blanc in the background

Your team building and event in Chamonix

With a privileged location in the heart of the Alps, and numerous accommodation and activities in Chamonix, it's the ideal destination for a mountain seminar.

For your team meeting in Chamonix, you'll benefit from the city's accessibility, being respectively 1 and 2 hours away from the Geneva and Lyon airports. You'll be welcomed in hotels or chalets that meet the expectations of your professional event: conference rooms, festivities, or nature pleasures. Your change of scenery will also include discovering Savoyard gastronomy, which will awaken your taste buds with good local products.

For your team building in Haute-Savoie, multiple ideas will be proposed to you, in every season. The common denominator of each will be that you'll always enjoy an activity with a view of Mont Blanc, just steps away from spectacular glaciers! For a bonding activity at the summit, experience a Mission Ascension or a Pioneer of the Peaks, inspired straight from the world of mountaineering. So, what could be better than experiencing it in the unique environment of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

Discover all our challenges by downloading our Book of Ideas and rely on us to organize your ideal corporate event in Chamonix!

For more information, don't hesitate to contact our team. Together, we will design your tailor-made trip around Chamonix or your professional event at the foot of Mont Blanc!