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Experience the French Alps with Chamonix holiday lettings

Hemmed in by snow-capped mountains and sitting at the foot of mighty Mont Blanc, Chamonix is one of Europe's most coveted winter sports hubs. It's been luring skiers since the 1700s to a town brimming with Alpine charm. Beyond hitting the slopes, you can ride cable cars to panoramic viewpoints, descend into ancient glaciers and devour lashings of fondue and French wine. Things don't slow down in the summer, either; then, Chamonix transforms into an outdoor playground for hikers, mountain bikers and Alpine sunseekers. From multi-family ski trips to intimate couples' getaways, Chamonix holiday lets provide an ideal base for exploring the French Alps.

History

Discover Alpine history with Chamonix holiday lets

Chamonix has been hustling snow sports enthusiasts since the 18th century and there's no better place to discover its legacy than the Musee Alpin. The dual level space walks you through centuries of local history and showcases everything from vintage skis and 19th-century oil paintings to profiles of famous mountain guides and female alpinists. If centuries of ski history don't make you tick, ride the Grotte de Glace cable car and descend into the depths of Mer de Glace, a 200-metre deep glacier that traces its history to the Little Ice Age. After a day of discovering Alpine history, warm up with fondue and hot chocolate back at your Chamonix holiday rentals chalet.

Things to do

Alpine attractions near your Chamonix holiday rental

The Telepherique de l'Aiguille du Midi cable car operates year-round to whisk passengers to the summit of one of Chamonix's highest peaks. On bluebird days, panoramic views of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps will make your heart skip a beat. Feeling adventurous? Experienced skiers will find it hard to resist off-piste adventures in glacier-carved La Vallee Blanche. For the ultimate Alpine experience, secure Chamonix holiday rentals with knockout views of Mont Blanc.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Les Praz-de-Chamonix

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Les Praz-de-Chamonix has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Planards Adventure Park (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Planpraz Tram (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Sea of Ice (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Aiguille du Midi Cable Car (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Bellevue Cable Car (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Skyway Monte Bianco (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Les Praz-de-Chamonix

Travellers enjoy Les Praz-de-Chamonix for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in December, February, January or June, when snowfall averages 860.47 inches and temperatures average -2°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Les Praz-de-Chamonix

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Les Praz-de-Chamonix is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mont Blanc (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Parc de Merlet (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Aiguille du Midi (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Lac Cornu (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Lake Gaillands (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lac Bleu (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Les Praz-de-Chamonix

Fly into Sion (SIR), the closest airport, located 28.9 mi (46.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.), which is 42.4 mi (68.2 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Praze-de-Chamonix Station.

How to get around

Getting around from your Chamonix villa rental

Chamonix is easy to get around on foot, while rental cars offer the freedom to explore the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc region at your own pace. Local buses also run to towns and villages throughout the valley. Thanks to its setting on a trio of borders, Chamonix offers easy connections to France and Switzerland. Want to stay just steps from the lifts? Chamonix holiday villas set in the heart of the village offer a luxury ski in/ski out experience in one of Europe's top Alpine resorts.

Food & drink 

Savour rich French cuisine in Chamonix

In downtown Chamonix, you'll find yourself immersed in an apres-ski wonderland of cosy bars, atmospheric bistros and Michelin-starred restaurants. Save your appetite for warming French specialties, like smoked sausages, creamy fondues, pan-seared duck breast and mulled wine. Alternatively, settle in for a night of wine and board games by the blazing fireplace of your Chamonix holiday rentals chalet.

Essential info

Essential info for your Chamonix holiday rentals stay

  • Stock up on euros before you go: local ATMs usually offer the best exchange rates
  • Credit cards are accepted at most shops, restaurants and attractions
  • Pack warm clothes, even if you're visiting in summer, as temperatures at the Aiguille du Midi summit rarely climb above -10°C
  • Ski season usually starts in December and runs until May. Late spring, summer and early autumn are best for other outdoor activities. Whenever you visit, you can bet that Chamonix's apres-ski scene will be in full swing
  • Swap pricey Alpine hotels for an intimate experience with Chamonix holiday rentals

Where to stay around Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,789 holiday lettings near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. From 971 Chalets to 2,540 Flats, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Chamonix-Mont-Blanc area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Station: 5,736 holiday lettings
  • Chamonix - Planpraz Ski Lift: 6,093 holiday lettings
  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (XCF-Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Train Station): 5,706 holiday lettings
  • Mont Blanc: 2,711 holiday lettings
  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Argentiere Station: 6,144 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Chamonix-Mont-Blanc listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Chalets in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 971 Chalets in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Our other popular types of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 2,540 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 134 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 591 holiday homes with pool available in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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