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Argentiere

Towns & Hamlets

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9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Argentiere is one of the larger towns in the Chamonix Valley. It is located on the north-eastern end of the valley at an altitude of 1250 meters. Together with Chamonix and Les Houches, Argentiere belongs to the biggest towns in the valley. The town has a pretty active commercial center with many shops along the main street and more commercial establishments around the town square and the road leading up the main church. There are multiple hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, bakeries and a super market. Argentiere also has its own tourist center located on the town square. The Église Saint-Pierre d'Argentière is a beautiful French Catholic church built in the baroque style located in the heart of the village. It is definitely one of the nicest churches in the valley and worth a visit. 


On the southern end of Argentiere lies the Grand Montets ski area with the lift station also open in summer. The Glacier d'Argentiere flows right next to the ski area and towards the town of Argentiere. The Aiguilles Rouges natural reserve lies on the northern side above Argentiere with many trails from Argentiere providing access to Lac Blanc and the Grand Balcon Sud. Argentiere is also linked to the other hamlets and towns in the valley through the low altitude Petit Balcon Nord and Petit Balcon Sud. Directly above Argentiere, lies the small hamlet of Le Planet and the Montagne de Peclerey. Argentiere also lies on the cross roads for the trails leading to Vallorcine and to Le Tour. Overall, Argentiere has a fantastic location for exploring the mountain ranges that surround it. 


Getting to Argentiere is easy. Argentiere has its own train station which runs between Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Vallorcine and there are multiple bus stops in Argentiere for the busses that serve the entire Chamonix Valley.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1250m

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Argentiere Tre-le-Champ Discovery Loop

7

Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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This is a very nice, family friendly discovery loop exploring the villages of Argentiere, Le Planet, Montroc and Tre-le-Champ and the many points of interest along the way.

Trail Length

Length

7.57km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid May - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+325m / -325m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.0 - 1.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Argentiere to Chamonix PBS

4

Our Rating

Below Average

Point to Point Trail:

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The Petit Balcon Sud (PBS) runs from Argentiere to Chamonix and further down the valley. This section of the PBS takes you from Argentiere to Chamonix

Trail Length

Length

8.83km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Apr - Mid Nov

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.0 - 3.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+201m / -415m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.0 - 1.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Eglise de Saint-Pierre

7

Nearest Town

Good

Church

Beautiful baroque style Church in Argentiere dating back to 1724

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1260m

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Chapelle Protestante

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Chapel

Small Chapel for the French Protestant Church in Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1266m

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Le Planet

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Hamlet

Small and very scenic hamlet perched above Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1392m

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Tre-le-Champ

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Hamlet

Beautifully situated hamlet with great views at the north western end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1402m

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War Monument Argentiere

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

War Monument

World War I and II monument in Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1259m

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Glacier Argentiere

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Glacier

This glacier lies above the town of Argentiere right next to the Grand Montets ski area

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1840m

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Cremerie du Glacier

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Snack Bar

Small Restaurant near Argentiere and near the Grand Montets lift station

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Argentiere

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1305m

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Longitude:

6.92813

Latitude:

45.98412

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