Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps at 15,782 ft (4810 meters). Elegantly draped with long, white glaciers, Mont Blanc soars above the nearby towns of Chamonix and Courmayeur, providing a focal point to an already stunning region. But it’s not just about Mont Blanc. Straddling the borders of France, Italy and Switzerland, the region abounds with huge peaks, long glaciers, and great rocky spires, with trails that wind through forests, along lakes, and into little-known side valleys.
Chamonix, France is at the base of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, and is a lively, elegant and fun village to visit.
Tours & Other Resources
Just over the border from Switzerland and readily accessible by train, Chamonix is a great addition to a Swiss tour.
The Hiker’s Haute Route starts in Chamonix and makes its way to Zermatt over eleven days of rugged and strenuous inn-to-inn hiking.
The Tour du Mont Blanc is another great choice. The most popular inn-to-inn hike in the Alps.
The Great Alpine Classics is a village-based sightseeing tour that is also great for non-hikers, visiting the Mont Blanc, Jungfrau, Matterhorn and Engadine regions.