There are wonderfully-indulging day spas, museums, English-language films at the cinema in the heart of town and, not to be missed on a Saturday, come snow, rain or shine, the large outdoor market selling local foods, clothing, furniture, you name it!
The après-ski and nightlife are legendary. From the mandatory Aussie theme pub to the "what was I doing there?" nightclub, Chamonix has them all. Or if you prefer a more genteel evening there are plenty of sophisticated wine bars or places for a late-night hot chocolate.
Dominated by the jaw-dropping beauty of the Mont Blanc Massif, Chamonix is the mountain climbing Mecca of the world and is the third most visited natural sight in the world. Take a peek at our sightseeing page to read about the not-to-be-missed Aiguille Du Midi, Montenvers and much more.