As the mountaineering capital of the world Chamonix Town Centre is a cosmopolitan mixing pot attracting outdoor adventure enthusiasts from all over the world. Steeped in history you will find a breadcrumb trail scattered around the centre to celebrate its proudest achievements. The most prominent being that of Jacques Balmat, the first man to reach the summit of Mont Blanc whose statue can be found in the centre square.
As you would expect in any town Chamonix centre itself can be relatively compact generally compromising outdoor space for supreme location with great shopping, entertainment and Mont Blanc as your very own backdrop. All facilities and amenities are close to hand with central accommodation on offer a stone’s throw from lively Aprè ski and fabulous Michelin star restaurants along the l’Arve river.
In terms of ski area accessibility, only the Brévent-Flégère via Plan Praz gondola and the infamous Vallée Blanche via the Aiguille du Midi can be accessed from the town itself. However, the free ski shuttle buses and Mont Blanc Express run continuously through the day to access all other ski areas for your convenience. Whether you plan to reside to Chamonix for adrenaline pumping action sports, tranquil mountain pursuits, culture or just pure relaxation, Chamonix always has something to offer you.
With Chamonix being a fully functional town all year round you will find a very limited amount of chalets in Chamonix centre itself. Luxury chalets are replaced with high quality and well equipped apartments that can cater for most group sizes wanting to be at the centre of the action. Here is just a taste of some of the stunning chalets and apartments available in the centre of Chamonix.
Chalet Leilani is a comfortable and modern chalet that is well located a few minutes walk from Chamonix Centre in Les Pécles. A traditional chalet from the outside houses rather modern and flexible living quarters within, making it an excellent choice suitable for friends and families. The chalet features a connected studio annex with its own access, plus 4 more bedrooms in the heart of the chalet able to accommodate 10 guests in total. From each room floor to ceiling windows open onto a superb balcony offering breathtaking views of Mont Blanc and its neighbouring peaks and draping glaciers.
The chalet features a large and well equipped kitchen including a breakfast bar. On the ground floor there is a boot room with seating and storage for boots, skis and coats. Enjoy the mountain views and curl up in front of the large open fire, a welcome site after a long day skiing. All before tucking into a well deserved evening meal or heading into town to frequent one of many shops, bars or restaurants. For families with young children the significant south facing garden, childrens swings, outdoor dining area and BBQ makes for more fun and play during your Chamonix holiday. Make an enquiry for Chalet Leilani now.
It doesn’t get anymore central in Chamonix than Chalet Keeper. The pinpoint centre located within the elegantly quaint Coutett park means the shops, bars, restaurants and slopes are all within walking distance. 12 people can sleep in 6 tastefully furnished en suite bedrooms over three floors, most of which have their very own balcony access offering unrestricted views of Mont Blanc and its glaciers.
The catered chalet boasts an open living and dining area with a large fireplace in which you can utilise to full effect whilst enjoying aprè ski tea, cake and biscuits. It’s not just the open fire that will keep you warm as little luxuries including heated boot room and fantastic outdoor hot tub are perfect ways for you to feel warm, snug and relaxed. This catered chalet offers excellent half board dining including a 3 course evening meal, not forgetting the accompanying wine. Enquire about Chalet Keeper here.
A location that’s hard to beat in Chamonix for keen skiers and socialites alike Chalet Viso is just 150m from the slopes and lifts for Brévent-Flégère area access and 3 minutes walk to the multitude of restaurants, bars and shops in Chamonix centre, perfect for skiing and non-skiing guests alike. Chalet Viso is a traditional chalet which features 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms for up to 14 guests that can be flexibly configured to suit your needs, including any travel cots or equipment for infants. This and being so close the the Savoy nursery slopes perfect for novice skiers and sledging with the children makes it ideal for families and large mixed ability groups.
You will find leather sofas, dark woods and ambient lighting giving a very chic boutique feeling. To be expected you will have access to magnificent views of Mont Blanc, Les Dru and the Aiguille Rouge to be experienced from the indulgent comfort of your warm welcoming chalet or perfectly placed outdoor hot tub. Flexible catering options are available with a fully equipped kitchen for those preferring to cook or planning to take advantage of Chamonix’s many well accredited restaurants or a dedicated personal chef for catered services. To find out more including availability for Chalet Viso click here.