Group of 4 adults who are planning a driving holiday in France early Oct. Would love to see the mountains & are thinking of driving to Chamonix after some time in Cannes. I am wondering if the Napoleon route via Grasse is more scenic. I understand it takes longer than the autoroutes. Is it worth travelling to Chamonix or can we get good views of Mont Blanc along the way & stay elsewhere. We are not planning to hike just sight-see.
Hello ,our groups of 7 will visit Chamonix in mid April. We plan to drive to some villages near by like Courmayeur or Les Houches and somewhere else to have a scenic view along the way.
Will it have a lot of fogs or snow? What the road conditions will be?
Hello! I'm thinking of bringing my almost two yr old to chamonix for three months Nov - Feb. We would be staying in a self contained apartment anywhere from 10mins to one hour from town centre (walking distance). Is chamonix a good place for toddlers or would we both get more out of it waiting a year or so. Thanks :)
I'll be traveling to Chamonix towards the end of January 2015. I'm not planning to rent a car and pretty much rely on using public transportation to move around. I'd like to try and ski in three countries! how difficult is to reach Verbier by using train or bus connections and and make it back to Cham the same day? I understand there is a direct shuttle bus every morning to Courmayeur center and takes about 45 mnts to get there. Say if you wanted to stay in town for dinner and get back to Chamonix around 9 or 10 pm with the bus, is this possible or do you have to take a very expensive taxi ride?
Hi...thinking about coming to Chamonix the beginning of May and wondering if good trails will be open for hiking that won't require anything more than hiking boots....thank you
Can anyone advise the best train route from Chamonix to Paris and what is a better time to depart?
i will be in chamonix from 22 tell 24 Dec , this is my first time and we are 2 adult and 2 kids (12- 10) , we never skied and experienced the snow before, i need advice about what to wear to be worm , where to go , and what to do there , where to eat .your recommendation much appreciated .
I'm looking for high-end/top of the line type of gear for about 5 days. A few places online have "performance" packages for just a bit over 100 euro (for 5 days). I wouldn't mind paying that or even a bit more for good equipment.
Any recommendations as to where to look, and also a place with a decent customer service, so that they can fix any issues that may come up, exchange gear midway, wax boards/sharpen edges if needed?
We will be arriving to Chamonix from Zurich Airport by train on December 24th. We are travelling with a Swiss Transfer rail ticket that allows us to travel all the way to Chamonix but Les Houches is extra. The train we are travelling on to Chamonix continues on to Les Houches. Is there any way to buy tickets directly from the conductor so that we do not have to get off the train and wait for the next one? I have tried to book the ticket on the SNCF website and it should cost 19.5 Euros for the whole family but there is no way to have the ticket delivered to us. There does not appear to be an option to buy online and PRINT the tickets. If I select mail delivery and enter United States I get re-directed to Rail Europe where I will be charged a total of 65 Euros which seems outrageous for the 15 minute journey. Any ideas?
Hi everyone -
I am spending ~6 weeks in Chamonix this winter, from January - mid-February 2014. I am looking to meet some people who will be getting a house/chalet. If you are looking for a roommate, please let me know!
I will be travelling from the U.S. with my wife and four children to Chamonix over the Christmas Holidays. We plan on skiing for six days. Is there any advantage or discount available if we buy our lift passes in advance?
Thanks in advance
What is there to do in terms of outdoor activities in Chamonix in November? It seems that all of the lifts and stuff are closed, but I was wondering if it's still possible to go snowshoeing.
Are the slopes open in mid November?
can i take a train to annecy or do you recommend bus travel?
I want to travel from Lyon to Mt Blanc also to see Annecy over several days maybe. After south to Nimes.
What is the best way? Bus, train etc
We are landing landing later on the evening of 24th and were wondering if shops (mainly the ski hire and ski pass shop) will be open on Christmas day?
Hello, I had planned Alpine Bicycle route.
And it involves moving through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
Tell me, are there any difficulties if use the car passing by and go hitchhiking ?
How can we get from Chamonix to Champex? We will not have a rental car. thank you.
We wish to travel to chamonix in 3week August is it high season? And will lifts be open?
Also I plan to drive from Lyon airport how much time will it take to reach
We will be in Chamonix in early June and plan to hike Lac Blanc and also take the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Can anyone tell us what we will need to wear? We were thinking--hiking boots, fleece, down vest and a shell jacket, gloves and a hat. We are worried that will not be warm enough. Should we bring winter jackets? Thanks
Where can i find an option to stay surrounded by snow in the Montreux, Chamonix, area?
Ok I know this topic has been discussed plenty of times of the forum however, i couldnt find a solid answer to my question.
I will arrive to CDG airport Terminal 2 on May 1st, and want to reach Chamonix via train, so questions are:
- Can I book the train tickets once I arrive to the terminal/train station
- What is the best rail to choose for this trip... SNCF or TGV
- Is it true that there arent currently any trains going to Chamonix so the alternative is the coach/bus??
Any other tips would be appreciated :)
I'm planning a trip to Chamonix with my husband but quite confused as to do it in early May or by mid June when the lifts reopen.
I am wondering if there will be any places with snow to walk on and do snowshoeing or not. We come from Egypt and my husband hasn't seen snow ever... so it's important to give him that experience of walking on snow.
Appreciate your help :)
Me and my family are planning to spend a week in Chamonix next december (starting on DEC/21/2013).
On the DEC/28/2013 we are going to Florence, Italy. I`d like to know which is the best/easiest way to make this trip.
Train? Plane? Bus? Rental Car?
I am looking for a place to stay whilst I look for seasonal work, I would like to rent a place for a minimum of a week. I am a working professional, very clean and tidy with all round perfect manners. I am looking to come out at the beginning of Feb 2013, is there anybody who could help me?
I am a white British female, 28 yrs old
Polite and friendly, easy going and likes to explore the sights
Looking for seasonal work within the skiing resort.
We will be driving from Annecy, France to Interlaken, Switzerland and would like to stop for a day in Chamonix.
Is it possible to find a room in 1 or 2 star hotels at prices up to E80/2 people on arrival?
We usually rent a car and travel without reservation in Europe and have no problem finding rooms between E40 - E80/night.
I am doing my research now and I notice that all inexpensive hotels on expedia, agoda, etc are fully booked.
Is Chamonix usually fully booked on the beginning of July?
Thank you for your help!
I'm planning a trip for my family for Easter break. We're 4 adults, and 1 child who is 8 years old.
At the beginning the plan was to visit Disney Paris for 3 days for my little brother and then to Anncy for another 3 days and back to Paris for 4 days. But after looking online I discovered the beautiful city Chamonix and I thought it will be nice to spend time there and experience the snow for the first time in our life and to have one day skiing class (something like that) . But now I don't know how to plan it in term of which would be easier transportation and shorter distance from one place to another.
The current 2 options I’m thinking about are:
1- from Dubai-> Genève-> Annecy -> Chamonix-> Disney Paris -> Paris
2- from Dubai-> landing in paris and by car to Disney Paris -> Paris -> Annecy -> Chamonix and then will have to go to Genève to go back to Dubai.
The total trip is about 14 days.
Thank you so very much in advance.
We will be in Chamonix beginning of September and then moving on to Venice. We will have two kids (11,13) so I'm trying to figure out the least difficult way to travel to Venice. I know with the train there are several stops and transfers. Is it worth it? Is it easier to travel back to Geneva to get there? Thanks for the help
Hello, my wife and I are planning a trip to France/Italy/Spain. We read about the unique cable car ride from Aiguille du Midi into Courmayer.
Would this be a suitable way to travel into Italy with a lot of luggage?
We are coming to the area in July and I can't find information if most people take the cable cars to Helbronner Point and return, or if they go into Italy and return to Chamonix by bus.
I think the trip from Chamonix to Aiguille Du Midi and then onto Helbronner Point sound awesome, I just don't know if getting over to Italy and turning around and doing it all again going the other direction is the best idea.
I would love to go into Italy but not sure about getting back. I am also not sure if they offer one way tickets. It might also take a lot longer to go through Italy, I am just not sure.
Any advice would be appreciated.