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Eglise Saint Michel

Church

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The Best

The Église Saint-Michel is the main church of Chamonix located on a slight elevation above the center of town. It sits on a square that also includes the Chamonix Tourist Office and right beside it is the Maison de la Montagne, the home of the Compagnie des Guides. From Place Balmat the beautiful Rue de l'Hotel de Ville runs straight to the church with the big town hall of Chamonix on the right side. Overall, the church and its surrounding streets and buildings are one of the icons of Chamonix and also the finish line of the famous UTMB trail running race. The backdrop of Le Brevent and the Aiguille Rouge just adds the perfect backdrop to it all.


The church has a very rich history dating all the way back to a first church being built in 1119. The church has since been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times over with the current structure dating back to 1702. The church was consecrated by the Bishop of Annecy in 1714. Major repairs and renovations took place in 1830, 1840, 1864 and 1952. The main church bell weighs 1500 kilograms and was cast in 1845. In 1979, the building was classified as a historical monument. 

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1048m

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Church

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Chamonix to Parc Merlet

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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

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Nearest Town

The Best

Town

The best town in the world. Basecamp for all kinds of mountain and outdoor adventures

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1035m

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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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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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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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Longitude:

6.8683

Latitude:

45.9238

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