Chamonix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chamonix in Haute-Savoie

Visit Chamonix: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: One of the most famous Alpine ski resorts, Chamonix is very close to Mont Blanc

IMPORTANT: this page features a summary of highlights near Chamonix that you might like to explore. For detailed visitor information see the Chamonix travel guide

Chamonix is situated in the Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 57 km from Annecy, the department capital. (General information: Chamonix is 471 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval at 17 km and Sallanches at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chamonix, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Chamonix. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Savoie

Map of places to visit near Chamonix

Markets in and near Chamonix

Market days in Chamonix: weekly market: Saturday & Saturday;

Local markets

  • Chamonix: market Saturday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Gervais-les-Bains: market Thursday (12km)
  • Sallanches: market Saturday (18km)
  • Megeve: market Friday (20km)
  • Samoens: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cluses: market Monday (27km)
  • Les Gets: market Thursday (31km)
  • Morzine: market Wednesday (31km)
  • La Clusaz: market Monday (34km)
  • Le Grand-Bornand: market Wednesday (34km)

More information about Chamonix & region

Tourist attractions to visit near Chamonix, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chamonix and wondering what to do next!

Grand sites of France

  • Cirque de Sixt Fer a Cheval (16km) [Map]

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin botanique alpin La Jaÿsinia (21km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Le Brévent (3km) [Map]
  • Montenvers (4km) [Map]
  • Lac Cornu (4km) [Map]
  • Glacier des Bossons (5km) [Map]
  • Aiguille du Midi (5km) [Map]
  • Mer de Glace (6km) [Map]
  • Lac d'Anterne (10km) [Map]
  • Mont Blanc (10km) [Map]
  • Cirque du Fer-à-Cheval (16km) [Map]
  • Cascade du Rouget (17km) [Map]
  • Col de Romme (26km) [Map]
  • Col de la Colombière (31km) [Map]
  • Roc d'Enfer (36km) [Map]
  • Mole (38km) [Map]
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (42km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chamonix

Canton: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Arrondissement: Bonneville

Department: Haute-Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

Postcode: 74400

Distance to Chamonix

from Annecy (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 471 km

from Calais: 670 km

from Nice: 248 km

from Bordeaux: 593 km

from Strasbourg: 304 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chamonix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Chamonix): Les Houches.

This page in French: Visitez Chamonix