Update 24 August 2020: With Covid-19 travel restrictions, we’re dreaming of winter travel, and where we will go as soon as we can travel freely…this is on our bucket list, and thought we’d share with you…..well, there’s nothing wrong with planning ahead and dreaming 🙂
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My last year’s winter vacation in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (in the Alps of France) was so amazing that I could not help but share it with you. In case you are planning for your end-of-year holidays… I truly hope this will help!
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is a resort area at the base of Mont Blanc (highest summit in the Alps). Renowned for its skiing year-round, cable cars take visitors up to several nearby peaks with panoramic views, including Aiguille du Midi above town, and Pointe Helbronner, across vast glacier fields on the Italian border. There are a multitude of tourist attractions in Chamonix: incredible mountain vistas and scenery, jaw-dropping cable car & funicular rides, world-renowned climbing & skiing , up-close views of impressive glaciers, incredible views, events and much, much more!
Whether you’re skiing or just sightseeing, it’ll take you a few days to see all that Chamonix has to offer. Luckily, the area is filled with cute hotels, hostels and Guest houses.
And if you are a food lover, there’s a wide range of restaurants in Chamonix to suit all tastes, and budgets. We’ve set out for a big day on the mountain. Elevation Restaurant does a hearty full English breakfast and a good range of filled baguettes including egg, bacon sausage and fish fingers. If you’re watching your cholesterol (which I always do) you can tuck into their healthier option of granola with yogurt and freshly squeezed OJ. They also do the typical continental breakfast of a croissant (my favorite) fresh bread, jam, coffee and juice.
At lunchtimes, most restaurants will offer a well-priced ‘Plat du Jour’ (dish of the day), normally consisting of locally sourced meat, potatoes and a salad or seasonal vegetables.
And for those who enjoy nightlife, France doesn’t place much emphasis on bar culture, but we definitely enjoyed the après-ski scene.. a different story altogether! The Chamonix bars open before the skiers start to file down from the slopes, and close at a time when the eager might be waking up.
I highly recommend visiting this beautiful city, as I have enjoyed every single moment there!
Written by Guest travel writer: Zar Mout