Camping, Holiday Parks in Chamonix Valley
The Chamonix Valley is located close to the Swiss and Italian borders and is home to several villages including the world famous year round resort of Chamonix.
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Chamonix is a destination popular the world over. In the streets of this high-mountain town you'll hear languages from every corner of the globe. But the people who come to this 'summit meeting' share the same way of thinking, the same love for mountaineering, its legends and its ethics.
When you're out shopping in the town centre, wherever you are look up and you'll see 'it' there… 4,810 metres (15,781 ft) of rock, snow, ice and dreams of things to come.
Argentière is a village 8 km north of Chamonix at an altitude of around 1,250 metres.
This hamlet is a real hit with visitors, thanks not only to its traditional architecture, baroque church
and 19th century chapel but also to its amazing location at the foot of the impressive Argentière
Glacier and legendary peaks such as the Aiguille Verte.
In full view of the Aiguilles rising above the Chamonix Valley, Les Houches, a scattering of hamlets set among deep forests and rolling Alpine meadows, is still the 'sentinel of Mont Blanc'. It's the perfect place to introduce children gently to the high mountains, to the sound of rushing mountain streams.
Would you love to catch a glimpse of chamois, red squirrels and deer?
In Vallorcine you're in their territory. This village near the Swiss border has grown in harmony with the untouched countryside and rich animal and plant life. Here, nature is all around.
The perfect place to recharge your batteries.
Servoz has long been part of France's mountaineering heritage and is familiar to climbers everywhere. Settled calmly at the foot of the magnificent Fiz Mountains, the village is steeped in authenticity, standing guard over the valley and providing a magnificent vista acrossto its 'big brother', Mont Blanc.
Chamonix and its neighbouring villages have over 1000kms of hiking trails suitable for all levels and for various durations. You can take From the valley floor, take the Brevent gondola and take in the panoramic views of the Mont Blanc massif across the valley
Aiguille du Midi
Aiguille du Midi - standing at 3,842m, the Aiguille du Midi towers above Chamonix giving spectacular views of the valley, Aiguille Rouges mountains and the Mont Blanc massif which tops out at 4,810m. This must see attraction takes 2 cable cars with a journey time of 20 minutes. Once at the top, you enter a world of permanent snow and ice. During the ski season, its possible to ski with a guide all the way down to Cnamonix via the Vallee Blanche route that navigates its way through the Mer de Glace. In the summer, the Helbronner cable car is operational taking you over the glacier to the Italian side of Monte Bianco. From there, you have views of the Aosta Valley and can descend into the chic and charming resort of Courmayeur.
The Montenvers Railway
The Montenvers Railway or Chemin de fer du Montenvers is a rack railway line running from the centre of Chamonix to the edge of the Mer de Glace (1913m) at the end of the famous 22km Vallee Blanche run. From the top, you can access numerous mountain biking and hiking routes in the summer and can even venture into the ice caves. A 20m long tunnel takes you deep inside the glacier where you can access the ice caves.
Chamonix offers extensive spanning 5 ski areas catering for all levels from complete beginners to seasoned pros. From your holiday park or camp site, the ski areas of the Chamonix Valley are easily accessible via the free ski bus.....add more text when text editor is included so we can a href link to mychgaletfinder