Chamonix has been lovingly named the valley of extreme. In the summer you can see countless paragliders, base jumpers, and high gliders in the sky. You can visit the Mer de Glace – one of France’s largest glaciers. Every summer they carve it out to be an ice cave where you can explore the multiple rooms or even rent it out for your own event! You can explore the gemstone museum or take a cable car to altitude.
Chamonix is the location of the Aiguille du Midi cable car which holds the world record for the highest vertical ascent: 2807m (from 1035m to 3842m). This is the closest you can get to the Mont Blanc mountain range. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe, over 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. It is the second-highest and second-most prominent peak in Europe and you can take a closer look at it from the 20-minute cable car to the top! Looking for more adventure? Take the cable car over to the Italian side too! Such a unique way to cross the border.
In the winter you can watch skiers from all over the world zoom down the snow to the valley. The Chamonix valley is bustling with bars, shops, and attractions that you can’t miss.