The glacial ski resort of Chamonix is one of the oldest in France. Situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, this alpine playground attracts droves of skiers and snowboarders every year. Many skiers come here to qualify as professional instructors and guides, as the fast cruising pistes and famous 20km Vallée Blanche glacier run really put their skills to the test. Chamonix village is charming with its traditional Belle Époque look, offering riverside cafes, interesting shops, galleries, museums, bookshops and speciality food stores. Although the area is well known for its winter sports and mountaineering, summer is also a popular time to visit, with great opportunities for hiking and cycling around the crystal waters of Lac Blanc.

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Lac Blanc

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Valle Blanche

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