Chamonix isn't just any winter sports resort town, but it could be said that it is the best of its kind in France. It can claim this title by being both the highest skiing community in France and because of its extensive selection of services for visitors. It doesn't hurt that scenery and the overall location on the slopes on Mont Blanc is breathtaking by itself.
Accommodation in Chamonix Centre
The center of Chamonix
is full action and it is almost all geared towards skiing or other sports for which the town is famous. It is also the oldest part of Chamonix, with its own beautiful architecture still remaining in sight. From here, the journey to the ski slopes takes only minutes. And there's more to do here than just skiing as the area is famous for its opportunities in ice climbing, rock climbing, paragliding and rafting and there are plenty of guides and programs aimed also for those who would like to try their hand at these extreme sports for the first time.
Deeper in the valley: Les Houches apartments
Located 6 km from Chamonix and claiming a ski domain ranging from altitudes of 950 meters up to 1900 meters, the resort village of Les Houches offers a peaceful location and immediate access to the ski slopes. It also boasts a colorful history that can be explored by visitors if skiing isn't all they wish to engage in. Similarly, the local animal park, Parc de Merlet
, draws a lot of visitors each year.
You can also choose la Paz rentals
Finding information about the village of la Paz might be hard because there are other locations with the same name, but the village of la Paz is situated in the Chamonix valley and is part of the same valley commune. It lies only 2 km from Chamonix. It has its own range of skiing slopes and provides also easy access to any skiing area in the Chamonix valley. This is the perfect place to stay if you want some peace and quiet without losing your almost immediate access to the slopes.