Chamonix is preceded by a superlative reputation for being one of the best skiing destinations in Europe. The host town of the very first Winter Olympics continues to wow its visitors with a fantastic choice of slopes of varying difficulties and an almost endless choice of both winter and summer time activities. When holidaying here, keep in mind that fun and excitement is not only reserved for the slopes! The town’s brilliant bars and nightclubs provide adventurers with relaxing and invigorating night time fun activities, and have proven to be one of the major tourist attractions in the whole area.
Book an apartment in Chamonix Centre and get ready to move, groove and slalom all day AND all night in one of the following oh-so-trendy clubs and bars.
L’Amnesia Discotheque, 213 avenue de l’Aguille du midi
It’s really a pity that L’Amnesia has a bit of a trendy dress code; its close proximity to the cable car in Chamonix Sud makes one want to hop from the slopes to the dance floor without even getting changed. But alas one must!
The largest nightclub in town is one of the most talked about, and attracts an eclectic mix of local and visiting partygoers alike. You’re always guaranteed a great night out when heading to L’Amnesia; the music pumps all night, the cocktails flow as if by magic and the friendly and partying atmosphere makes one easily forget one’s sore muscles. Which is great actually, considering this club doesn’t even open until midnight. Home to internationally acclaimed DJs, who are ready to pump you up in every way, this club boasts two separate areas with varying music, so there’s always something blaring to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
White Hub, Rue de Moulins
This fantastic underground club has been the most talked-about project in Chamonix this year. After the original club burned down a couple of years ago, a bigger and better version opened in July 2012, much to local reveller’s delight.
You’ll find White Hub under the Hotel Alpina in Chamonix Centre, and access is from Rue de Moulins, the popular bar and restaurant strip.
While White Hub offers all the modern dance tracks you’d expect and much more, it’s their Friday night old-school special which gets us hopping around in excitement. We don’t care if Milli Vanilli turned out to be con artists! Dancing to ‘blame it on the rain’, while a bunch of 20-something year olds look around in almost dreadful fear, is quite priceless.
Come get down at White Hub from Wednesday to Saturday and show those youngsters just how funky you can be.
Bar du Moulin, 80 rue des Moulins
The raging fire which claimed White hub in 2009 also destroyed the Bar du Moulin but, luckily, this has also just re-opened. If the mere thought of loud dance music is enough to induce a migraine, then head to this trendy bar for a much more sedate, yet equally entertaining evening.
The friendly barmen and women will whip you up wicked cocktails, serve them with some delicious canapés, and will make you feel right at home. There’s still plenty of cool music played and the outdoor seating area by the river is just beautiful. Bar du Moulin is one of the most enjoyable local hangouts and we’re sure this is one place you’ll visit more than once.