Mountaineering Capital of the World
At only 1 hour’s drive from Annecy, Chamonix is a must-see to discover the prestigious base camp with the possibility of getting close to the high summits with the Aiguille du Midi cable car or the rack and pinion railway. www.chamonix.com
The Mont Blanc
For over 250 years a meeting point for adventurers, and a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors. From its summit of 4810m it looks majestically down on the valley in silence.
Mer de Glace
To get close up to this mountainous world and conemplate the grandiose panoramas or visit the the Mer de Glace glacier, take the little train which winds its way up the steep sides of the Chamonix valley between larch pines.