Over the Borders
The Chamonix valley is flanked by Italy and Switzerland and you can be in either within half an hour.
You can take a scenic train ride on the Mont Blanc express from Chamonix to Switzerland’s Martigny. The second part is a spectacular trip on a funicular train from the border.
If you fancy a real Italian coffee then you can pop through the Mont Blanc tunnel. The architecture and terrain is very different and the town of Courmayeur offers great Italian food as well as the best in Italian fashion. It’s even possible to hire a fur coat for the day if you really want to look the part!