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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Ski Area
“It's the second most visited tourist destination in France for a reason. It's amazing up there in the high mountains. Year round access to climbing, ski the legendary vallee blanche in winter or just get close to Mont Blanc. The lift pass is expensive but worth it. Make sure you go on the train to the Mer de Glace on the same day to make the most of the pass.”
  • 136 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Parc Animalier de Merlet is not a zoo. It's a reserve for deer, chamois, bouquetins, marmots, llamas and more. Come see the animals in their natural habitat.”
  • 81 locals recommend
History Museum
“Explore the history of the Alps and how Chamonix has become a modern day ski and mountaineering mecca.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Jazz club founded and managed by French artist André Manoukian. Free access to concerts.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Nice concept - Perfect for a romantic evening- It is a fusion food restaurant mixing the Japanese and Swedish cuisine . The concept is to share small plates and savors. Price can be a bit high around 100euros for two persons .”
  • 60 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Not a bad little cinema at all and right next door is the awesome pizzeria: Bar Tavel. Bring your own treats!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“A chamonix institution. This is where to hang out after skiing the vallee blanche, shopping in town or pretty much any time. You haven't seen Chamonix life if you haven't visited Elevation.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Eclectic tasty food, nice setting, professional service, located in an old street of Chamonix!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“lots of deals on - check blackboard outside. Brews own beer, the 'guides' IPA is our favourite, also does blanche and stout. Great atmosphere.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Mountain
“Mont Blanc is a popular year-round vacation destination located at the gateway to the Mont-Tremblant region, just over an hour north of Montréal. In winter, it’s one of Québec’s leading ski resorts with the 2nd highest ski mountain in the Laurentians: 43 trails and a snow park, on 3 mountainsides provide a great choice of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Museum
“Fascination museum on cristal hunting which is an old tradition in Chamonix, and on mountaineering.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Les Caves is a great wine and cocktail bar, with chic decoration and cozy atmosphere thanks to many lounges in a cocooning spirit. A Lounge-bar perfect for partying with friends, relaxing with a pre-dinner drink or sharing a moment of conviviality. Regular DJs and live bands play on various nights of the week, low-key jazz/blues early in the evenings and more upbeat tunes later on. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“The Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) is the largest glacier in France, 7km long and 200m deep and is one of the biggest attractions in the Chamonix Valley. To access the Mer de Glace and the Ice Cave in Chamonix, take the train of the Montenvers from Chamonix town center (Gare du Montenvers).”
  • 22 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Rediscover the cuisine from the past – A more rustic version from the same owners of the Albert Premiere, la Maison Carrier is set in a beautiful converted barn – In the centre of the restaurant, racks of lamb and suckling pig are slowly spit-roasted in the open fire.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Mountain
“walk up the steep path under the Brevant lift - not for the faint hearted (requires a bit of a clamber/scramble at the top - no reopes required). Chill at the top and enjoy a beer at the mid station, before getting the cable car back down.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Gym
“Swimming pools inside and outside, Gym, water slide, Athletics fields - for almost any sport. ”
  • 41 locals recommend