Chamonix A Popular Winter Resort

CHAMONIX - A POPULAR WINTER RESORT

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CHAMONIX, POPULAR FRENCH WINTER RESORT TOWN, LOCATED NORTH OF MONT BLANC, HAS THE HIGHEST PEAK IN WEST EUROPE.

 

THERE ARE FIVE UNCONNECTED SKI AREAS AROUND CHAMONIX AND SO PLENTY OF SKIING, SNOWBOARDING , HIKING AND BIKING IN THIS AMAZING VALLEY.

 

TOP 5 PLACES TO VISIT/THINGS TO DO IN CHAMONIX THIS SUMMER

 

Ride the Aiguille Du Midi cable car

 

It is among the highest cable cars in the world and gives you the opportunity to experience the thrilling 5km ride. Aiguille du Midi is 1,035 metres above sea level and the cable car takes you to Helbronner, Italy at an elevation of 3,810 metres. Even in mid-summer, the temperature is very cold, and you must bring warm clothes. The cable car closes from November to December each year.

Hike

 

Located in a mountainous terrain, there are many hiking opportunities around Chamonix’s, popular winter resort town. Popular hiking routes are between la Flegere and Brevent or between Plan de l’Aiguille and Mer de Glace. Along the way, you will get impressive views of Auguilles de Chamonix or Mont Blanc range. You may also hike on Glacier de Bionnassay, Glacier de Trient, Glacier d’Tour or Glacier des Bossons.

La Mer de Glace

 

Mer de Glace or the “Sea of Ice” is a 200-metre thick and 7.5km long glacier on the slopes of Mont Blanc. It’s the second longest glacier in the Alps and the largest in France. It originates from the convergence of the Glacier du Tacul and the Glacier de Leschaux at an elevation of more than 2,000 metres. With its deep chasms and irregular ridges, the glacier surface looks like frozen waves. Every year, the glacier is getting 30 cm thinner, possibly due to the effects of global warming.

Local delicacies

 

France is known for its amazing cuisine and as a touristy area, there are many traditional dishes to try. Raclette is a delicious dish of melted cheese on potatoes and cold cuts. Try pierre chaude to cook slices of meat on a hot slate. Croute savoyarde is wine-soaked bread, baked with tomatoes, mushrooms and melted cheese. Tartiflette is bacon and potatoes served with melted reblochon cheese.

La Musée des Cristaux- The Crystal Gallery

 

Also known as the crystal museum, it showcases a beautiful collection of crystals obtained from Chamonix’s, popular winter resort town and the Alps region. Established by the partnership of the mineralogy community and the city council, exhibits in this museum are both scientific and aesthetic.

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