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Chamonix tourism and travel guide

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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

Chamonix is situated in the Haute-Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

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.

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

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!

Saint Gervais Les Bains

Saint Gervais Les Bains

at 12 km (direction west)

It is the views of, and access to, Mont-Blanc...

See Saint Gervais Les Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval is one of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval guide


at 18 km (direction west)

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main...

See Sallanches guide


Ski resort at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Megeve is among the most prestigious of the French ski resorts and...

See Megeve guide


Ski resort at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

The use of local materials for building and the stunning...

See Avoriaz guide


Ski resort at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

Morzine is a popular ski resort within the Portes...

See Morzine guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Savoie department

Beaufort is one of the smallest Alpine ski resorts, which...

See Beaufort guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 34 km (direction west)

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very...

See La Clusaz guide
Les Arcs

Les Arcs

Ski resort at 39 km (direction south), in the Savoie department

Centred around Bourg-Saint-Maurice and within the Paradiski ski region, the...

See Les Arcs guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

It will be the mountain scenery around Abondance that...

See Abondance guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a...

See Albertville guide


Ski resort at 50 km (direction south), in the Savoie department

The ski resort of Tignes is made up of several...

See Tignes guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 58 km (direction north-west)

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around...

See Thonon les Bains guide


Ski resort at 58 km (direction south-west), in the Savoie department

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the...

See Valmorel guide

... 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

What to do at Chamonix? 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

Chamonix is in the east of France at 57 kilometres from Annecy, the department capital (general information: Chamonix is 471 kilometres from Paris).

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

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