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A day in Chamonix
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A day out in Chamonix

If you would like to spend a day strolling around town, soaking in Chamonix's history and atmosphere, many options are open to you. 
• Exceptional Views: You don't have to hike or ski! Even if you only want to enjoy a coffee or a meal whilst admiring the breathtaking scenery, the lifts grant easy access to majestic viewpoints over the whole Mont Blanc mountain range ( Aiguille du Midi, Brévent, Grands Montets, Mer de Glace…). Discover the mountains and glaciers, natural wonders to which the Chamonix valley owes its glory!
You can also walk around town and make the most of the numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes which contribute to the liveliness of the streets in Chamonix. There is also an ice rink, a luge on rails which is open all year round, a swimming pool and an indoor climbing wall.
For a more cultural day out, discover our history and artists:
Guided heritage visits: A walking tour around the village centre led by a Heritage Guide. Discover Chamonix and its fascinating history, its grand town houses, its heroes and its hidden treasures…
Guided visits for individuals and groups on request ( 2 hrs, half and full days)
Weekly visits on Thursday mornings – Enrol at the Tourist Office (2hrs -8€) 
 
L'Espace Alpinisme : This interactive exhibition will provide a unique, playful and educational experience by taking visitors on a long journey through the Alps from former times to this day. Come and put yourself in a mountaineer's shoes, discover what it feels like to be suspended above the void, climb famous peaks thanks to the climbing simulator, and find out more about mountaineering history, techniques and heroes. Ideal for children and adults alike.
 
Musée des Cristaux – Espace Tairraz : a museum which gives pride of place to minerals from the  Mont Blanc massif which are known throughout the world, particularly smoked quartz and pink fluorspars.
Musée Alpin : Housed in the former Chamonix-Palace which dates back to the early 20th century, the Musée Alpin records the development of Chamonix – from the time the first tourists arrived right up to when the cable cars were built. Find out about the history of Chamonix through the museum's collection of paintings, maps, photographs, antiques and period costumes.
 
Espace Marcel Wibault : Just a short distance from the centre of Chamonix is this delightful chalet, the « Alpenrose », which houses the studio and home of Marcel Wibault. The Chamonix-based artist spent his whole life painting his favourite subject, the mountains.
 
La Maison de la Montagne : It is the place where every mountain-oriented person meets. The OHM office (High Mountaineering Office) provides an endless source of information regarding the overall mountain conditions and weather forecast and houses a permanent exhibition on mountain weather evolution on the second floor.
 
Photographic rambles: Teresa Kaufman is an experienced photographer who invites you on a series of walks, designed to develop a photographic eye while discovering the character of the valley’s hamlets in their unique settings.
 
Glaciorium : New exhibition center on the Mer de Glace’s site. An educational space which uses the latest ‘augmented reality’ technology and gives us a better understanding of what the future holds for these impressive alpine glaciers. The formation and evolution of the glaciers over the centuries is explained in detail. These ‘rivers’ of ice, which move several meters each year, remain one of nature’s mysteries.
 
In the evening, let yourself be tempted by a musical après-ski session in one of the numerous bars in Chamonix, or maybe a game at the bowling alley or a film at the cinema (this Winter, films are only 3,50€ for all holders of a Mont-Blanc Unlimited skipass from 3 to 21 days). After that, we like to return to your  luxury accommodation in Chamonix
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