Chamonix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chamonix in Haute-Savoie

Visit Chamonix: highlights and tourist information

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

Important note

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

Chamonix is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 57 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Chamonix is 471 kilometres 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 of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chamonix in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below 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;

  • 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, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chamonix, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chamonix.

Grand sites of France

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)

Sites of natural beauty

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

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

New region: Auvergne Rhône-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 as being close (less than kilometres from ): Les Houches.

This page in French: Visiter Chamonix