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Chamonix, France

Chamonix Holiday Rental Chalets - Apartments Chamonix 

Chamonix is a ski resort in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhone-Alpes region, South-Eastern France. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges, it's set along a gushing river, sharing the summit of Mont Blanc (4,810m) with neighbouring Italy.  

Mont Blanc holds a special allure for mountain climbers and of course the more daring extreme sport lovers, such as ice climbing, rock climbing, extreme skiing, paragliding, rafting and canyoning. But if it's “just” good skiing you're after when renting a Chamonix holiday apartment, then the five ski areas and 76 runs will provide plenty of above tree-line skiing with a reliable “powdery” snow due to the airstream coming off the ocean that retains a lot of moisture in the air.  

During your Chamonix holiday rental experience, it's also possible to take the spectacular and famous cable car from Chamonix up to the Aiguille du Midi and cross the entire Mont Blanc massif, one of the highest cable cars in the world. 

The summer months prove to be a mecca for alpine mountaineers, drawn to the area by the challenges like the north, west and south west faces of the Dru, The Frendo Spur, the north face of the Grandes Jorasses and the massive face climbs on the south side of Mont Blanc. There's also marked footpaths for gentler workouts! 

Travelling to your holiday rental chalet in Chamonix, Rhone-Alpes, France: the nearest French airport is Lyon but the most popular idea is to fly to Geneva and hire a car or take one of the hourly transfers from the airport which is about an hour's journey.   From Paris, it's just under six hours driving and nine from Calais. Chamonix is serviced by the Route Nationale 205 nicknamed the Route Blanc (white route) due to it's snowiness so of course times are not exact! 

Weather wise, there's four distinct seasons. In winter, there's snow with sunny days especially up in the mountains. The town can be colder and sometimes foggy. In summer, the air is fresh and warm. The temperatures are in the 60s as the air is fresh, but when the sun beats down it brings a real feeling of warmth. September sees a lot of rain and is the end of the summer season.