Taking a trip to Chamonix Mont Blanc is ideal if you are looking forward to a skiing trip but there are so many other visitor attractions to consider when you are in the area. In many ways, Mont Blanc itself is the most important visitor attraction in the area, towering over everything else in the local and wider area.
However, it is understandable that you will want to take in plenty of sights and if you are looking to do more than just ski, you will still have plenty to see and do in the region. Personal preference will always play a part in what style of visitor attraction is right for you but these attractions, for many visitors, rank in the top 3 visitor attractions in Chamonix Mont Blanc.
Aiguille de Midi
It is widely accepted that one of the most breath-taking trips you can take in this part of the world is to take a ride on the Aiguille du Midi tramway or cable-car. The tramway will take you up to a height of 9,000 feet in less than 20 minutes. If you don’t like heights or you suffer from vertigo, it is best to avoid this attraction but for everyone else, it represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some stunning sites. The ride comes in two sections, the first cable car journey and then there is a brief walk to connect to the upper cable car section. Even if you are in Chamonix during the summer period, it is important to remember that temperatures will be close to freezing so make sure that you wrap up warm for the change in temperature at altitude. It will be no surprise to learn that skiing is possible every week and month of the year at this altitude!
While the journey to the top may be uncomfortable for some people, there is no doubt that the views you receive from the top are worth the journey. You will have risen close to two miles above the Chamonix village and this can give the sensation of looking down on the village from a plane. The views of the rocky cliffs that are far below you will excite or scare you, depending on your outlook on life. However, some people who previously never had any problems with heights may find that they develop concerns at being this high up. There is no doubt that the Aiguille de Midi is not for everyone but for those who are comfortable with heights will be rewarded with absolutely stunning views.
Parc de loisirs de Chamonix
If the notion of traversing the Aiguille de Midi sounds a little adventurous to you or you don’t feel that it is suitable for the younger travellers in your party, don’t worry. The Chamonix Leisure Park, found at the opposite end of the spectrum at the foot of Mont Blanc is a great tourist destination. The park is an ideal place for families or groups to spend their time and there are more than 15 different activities on offer. One great aspect about the park is the fact that all guests are provided with unlimited access to what is on offer. If you are on a budget, knowing that you will not be hit with hidden fees to make the most of the park is a great comfort. You can enjoy activities such as toboggans, chairlifts, sleds, slides, the view from a panoramic tower, motorcycle rides and many other games. For the young and the young at heart, this is a perfect way to experience Chamonix.
Chamonix Sports Adventure
For those tourists looking to have a sporty time in Chamonix, the Chamonix Sports Adventure centre, found in the centre of the Chamonix Valley provides plenty of benefits. The centre has separate summer and winter programmes so no matter what time of year you visit; there will be something exciting and seasonal. Winter events include the traditional skiing and snowboarding but you can also enjoy ice climbing, paragliding, off-piste trails and many more. In the summer, there is the chance to go canyoning, mountaineering and paragliding.
While it is natural that many people will associate Chamonix with winter breaks, there are an increasing number of people that like to visit during the summer months and this sports centre ensures that there is something of interest all year round.
These 3 tourist attractions will ensure that everyone has something to enjoy during their time in Chamonix.
How to get to Chamonix
Getting to Chamonix has never been easier. With low cost Private and Shared transfers on offer from Chamonixfirst getting from Geneva Airport to Chamonix is now quick and stress-free. Book online and make the start to your holiday the easiest it can be.