13 minutes • 9 kms
Due to the presence of the peak of Mont Blanc on its territory, Saint-Gervais is the highest town in France and Western Europe.
With its buildings from the beginning of 20th century, features from antique chic Belle Epoque, the village is no less vibrant and lively with its numerous bars, restaurants and shops.
You can also board the legendary rack railway, the highest in France and contemplate an exceptional view. In summer it takes you to the starting point for the ascent of Mont Blanc.
25 minutes • 22 kms
Megève is a typical Savoyard village, with timeless charm and amazing architecture. It has an outstanding heritage. In winter and summer, it is always bustling, with numerous cultural and sports events that make it a major tourist destination in the region.
The great names of French gastronomy welcome gourmets who wish to enjoy local cuisine revisited by famous chefs with étoiles.
Megève is a must see: there are Art galleries, antique shops, shopping streets, and elegant hotels and people. Discover the legend and the magic of Megève!
35 minutes • 32 kms
The whole world meet up in "Cham". When one walks in the lively pedestrian streets of this "high mountain city", one can hear all languages. Discover the many facets of the world mountaineering capital, where many sportsmen and mountain lovers meet. In the heart of the city, look up: 4810 m of rock, snow, ice, fascinating scenery, stately; it is there, the Mont Blanc!
Its rich historical, natural, cultural, and architectural and sports heritage, in between tradition and modernity, makes of Chamonix an essential destination in the region.
1h15 • 95 kms
Annecy is also called the "Venice of the Alps". It is famous for its charming and lively old town, which has several canals going through the city, adorned with flowers in summer. Its lake is surrounded by mountains, and is deemed to be the purest in Europe. The lake offers a wide range of water sports: swimming, sailing, water skiing, wakeboard, diving, etc. In addition, Annecy is a popular tourist destination for its French heritage treasures, e.g., the Palace of island (Palais de l’Ile), built in the 12th century or the castles of the Route des Ducs de Savoie (Annecy, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Montrottier, Thorens and Clermont).
55 minutes • 50 kms
Courmayeur is a traditional Italian resort full of character, and surrounded by spectacular scenery. It is located close to Chamonix, on the other side of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, Courmayeur is the highest village in Italy. At the foot of Mont Blanc, this iconic resort of Val d'Aosta is renowned worldwide. The village is an architectural marvel with its cottages and houses with slate roofs (old slates). You can stroll the pedestrian streets of the bustling village, eating an ice cream, where the charms of Italy are concentrated.
For lovers of mountain scenery, Courmayeur offers flights over glaciers by means of a journey of 30 mns by cable car to the Aiguille du Midi (3842 m).
• From 25 to 26 June
Mont Blanc Marathon
• From 9 to 12 July
Climbing World Cup in Chamonix
• On 22 July
Arrival of the 19th stage of the 2016 Tour de France in Saint Gervais
• From 24 to 28 August
UTMB Mont Blanc Ultra Trail Race