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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Towns & Hamlets

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10

Our Rating

The Best

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc is the best town in the entire world and that is not just because our website is called Chamonix360! Chamonix owes its reputation to its proximity to Mont-Blanc, the highest mountain in Western-Europe. In 1924, Chamonix hosted the first winter olympics and its been a major winter sports destination ever since. It has also always had a pioneering role in alpinism and mountaineering. 


The commune of Chamonix consists of 16 villages and hamlets and has a population of roughly 10,000 people. The permanent population of Chamonix dwarves in comparisson with the nearly 3 million tourists that visit it each year. The city center of Chamonix is well equipped with a busy and buzzing main shopping street and numerous hotels, hostels, restaurants and bars. All the big names in outdoor gear and equipment have their own in shop in Chamonix. To help tourists find their way there is a large and well staffed Tourism Office and Mountain Information Office. Overall, Chamonix is a fantastic basecamp for whatever outdoor adventure you could have in mind. 


Chamonix sits right in the center of the Chamonix Valley and as such there are numerous trails that fan out in all directions. Being inside a steep valley means that the trails connecting to Chamonix will be either be located on the south facing slopes of the Aiguillles Rouge or on the north facing slopes of the Mont Blanc Massif. The Petite Balcon Sud and the Petite Balcon Nord are two low altitude trails that run across each side and link many of the towns and hamlets inside the Chamonix valley. 


We will keep our coverage of Chamonix short. Afterall, this website is mostly interested what happens outside of the town of Chamonix. There are dozens of websites covering Chamonix hotels, restaurants, nightlife, etc. It is time for us to get back to what interests us most: the trails!

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1035m

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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

Cascade du Dard

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Out and Back Trail:

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A short, family-friendly trail from the Grepon Parking near Chamonix Sud brings you to the Cascade du Dard. A nice waterfall with a nice Buvette right next to it.

Trail Length

Length

3.38km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

1.0 - 1.5 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+284m / -284m

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

Kids

4+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

30 - 45 Mins

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Chamonix Montenvers Loop

7

Our Rating

Good

Loop Trail:

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This trail takes you to Montenvers via de Buvette des Mottets and then down via de Buvette Caillet. A nice way to get up to Montenvers if you don't want to use the train

Trail Length

Length

11.34km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jun - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+855m / -855m

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

Kids

12+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

2.0 - 3.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Chamonix to Brevent via Bellachat

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Loop Trail:

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A big but beautiful climb from Chamonix to the top of Brevent via Bellachat and the Lac du Brevent. Big views and spectacular terrain.

Trail Length

Length

17.6km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jul - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

6.0 - 9.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1551m / -1551m

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

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Moderate (3/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Chamonix to La Floria

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Out and Back Trail:

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La Floria is a Snack Bar perched above the Chamonix golf course with a nice view over the valley and the Aguille Vert and Mont Blanc range

Trail Length

Length

5.5km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

75 - 100 Mins

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+298m / -298m

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

40 - 60 Mins

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Chamonix to Parc Merlet

4

Our Rating

Below Average

Point to Point Trail:

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This trail takes you from the center of Chamonix to the Parc Merlet animal park above Les Houches

Trail Length

Length

5.98km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Apr - 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 +

+645m / -163m

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

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Le Tour to Chamonix PBN

7

Our Rating

Good

Trail:

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Low altitude, easy and family friendly trail that takes you from Le Tour, to Argentiere to Le Lavancher and ends up in Chamonix using the Petit Balcon Nord (PBN)

Trail Length

Length

12.53km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

2.5 - 4.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+226m / -683m

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

1.5 - 2.5 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 Saint Michel

10

Nearest Town

The Best

Church

The iconic main church of Chamonix in the center of town

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1048m

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Pierre a Ruskin

9

Nearest Town

Exceptional

Memorial

Bronze Medallion etched in a big rock in honor of John Ruskin

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1167m

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Lac des Gaillands

7

Nearest Town

Good

Lake

Artificial lake on the western end of Chamonix near the Les Gaillands climbing wall

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1020m

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Cascade du Dard

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Waterfall

Very nice waterfall close to the center of Chamonix with a Snack Bar

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1233m

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War Monument Chamonix

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

War Monument

War Memorial in the center of Chamonix in a beautiful setting

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1039m

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Genevieve Bouvier Memorial

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Memorial

Memorial for Genevieve Bouvier above Chamonix

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1160m

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Lac Anglais

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Lake

Beautiful lake near les Gaillands with nearby climbing wall and accro park

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1028m

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Buvette de la Cascade du Dard

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Snack Bar

Snack Bar right next to the beautiful Cascade du Dard waterfall near Chamonix

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1235m

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Longitude:

6.87184

Latitude:

45.92512

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