“The perfect outdoor paradise, in terms of outdoor activities there is almost every option available within the Vallee de Chamonix, and if it is not then it is not very far away” Gavin Foster
Summer in Les Jumelles
Chamonix is an excellent base for many summer activities and although is renowned for being a Winter destination, the temperatures can peak at 30 degrees and is a fascinating sight to behold in the Spring and Summer months.
» Alpine activities
» Walking for all abilities
» White water rafting
» Horse riding
» Mountain biking
To read more about these activities and more on offer, head on over to our Summer Activities List.
The town of Chamonix itself has an indescribable atmosphere over the summer months and is very lively with plenty of things to do. There are a fantastic number of restaurants and bars to choose from (all in walking distance) with a wide variety of shopping to cater for all tastes.
Whether you choose to relax in the sunshine or seek adventure in the mountains, the chalet is the place to stay in the summer and is ideal for larger groups or families.
Imagine after a day’s activities in the Alps coming back to a barbeque on the chalet balcony, relaxing with a glass of wine and the stunning mountain view. We are happy to provide the chalet on a self-catering basis for your stay. You can drive or arrange your own flights and we will provide the accommodation only. Or maybe have someone cook a dinner for you after a hard day mountaineering or cycling.
As everyone is different we offer a choice of packages –
Solo – for those happy to get on by themselves;
Midi – for those who like the odd day off or treat and
Complete – where we do it ALL for you.
Take the longest single-span cable car ride up to 3842m then marvel at the breath-taking views of the Mont Blanc massif and far beyond to France, Italy and Switerland. A unique and unmissable experience.
Enjoy glorious views over the surrounding valleys as you ride the this long-established mountain rack railway. The journey starts in Le Fayet or St Gervais and includes several stops along the way from which hikes and other excursions can begin.
Departing from Chamonix station, this charming little train takes passengers to the bottom of the Mer de Glace glacier with awe-inspiring views of its encircling peaks. From here visitors can walk into the heart of the glacier and enjoy a couple of interesting exhibits about early mountain life and local crystals.
Richard Bozon Sports Centre
This large sports centre in Chamonix town offers an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, tennis and squash courts, an skating rink, a weight training room and a climbing hall. Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 23 70 – 214 avenue de la Plage.
A large complex with eight bowling lanes, a floor dedicated to pool, snooker and billiards tables, indoor mini-golf and a bar. They open at 14.00 on bad weather days in summer and winter high season.
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 74 37196 – avenue de Courmayeur
Located in the centre of Chamonix, Cinema VOX has films in English and French films with English subtitles to cater for all guests in the valley. On bad weather days they also add more showings.
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 03 39 – 23 rue du Docteur Paccard
A lovely museum near Chamonix train station. Follow the fascinating development of Chamonix, from when the first tourists came to see the glaciers to the building of the cable cars.
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 25 93 – 89 avenue Michel Croz
Important Contact: Tourism Office of Chamonix
Tel : +33 (0)4 50 53 00 24 – 85 place du Triangle de l’Amitié