Located in French Alps near Mont Blanc, Chamonix is one of the most famous resorts in France. The resort came into the world’s limelight when it hosted the 1924 Winter Olympic Games and has since then been a tourist hub attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Being a resort, you can expect that everything in Chamonix revolves around tourism and there is quite a lot to see and do during your holiday vacation in the area. The Mer de Glace or Sea of Ice is one of the largest glaciers found in continental Europe and is easily accessible by the Montenvers rack railway. While one is at Montenvers Station, it is easy to see great views over Chamonix and is a place you must visit.
The Aiguille du Midi cable car in Chamonix is among the world’s highest cable cars and is just like the famous ones found in South America. You will be surprised to know that Aiguille Du Midi begins at 1035, finishing at 3810 which is quite a staggering height. Looking at the cable car from its bottom, you will see the world’s largest vertical range. Temperatures at this place can be rather cold even during mid-summer and you need to carry along some warm clothes. The Brevent cable car is on the opposite side of the valley and overs stunning views of Mont Blanc massif. You can also take the cable car at Les Houches and enjoy great views of Chamonix valley.
Tourists in Chamonix also have the option of taking Montblanc Tramway that will ferry you from the St. Gervais Le Fayet to Nid D Aigle. The tramway makes a stop at the Bellevue and you will enjoy the stunning views over the valley. Musee des cristaux which translates to crystals museum is a very nice museum in Chamonix that exhibits a great collection of impressive crystals, most of which are from the locality but some are also sourced from the Alps and some from worldwide. This museum is very scientific and aesthetic and displays pedagogical posters and you will find it behind the church and Maison de la Montagne. Le Tour Cable car is also offered to Franco-Swiss border to the mountains and a hike to Le Tour glacier.
Cable car trips in Chamonix are the perfect way to go for skiing and sightseeing and there are so many activities you can enjoy every time the cable car comes to a stop. There are also quite many things to do like Chamonix sightseeing, going to Mountain Sanctuary that provides Yoga holidays, and Mountain Retreats in Chamonix.
There are professional tour companies who can organize interesting activities like skiing, climbing, mountaineering and glacier trekking. Skiing in Chamonix is an impressive thing to do whether it is for the advanced, beginners, or intermediate skiers. The best ski regions in Chamonix include Vallee Blanche, The Brevent & la Flegere, Les Houches, Le Tour, and The Grand Montets.