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Things to do in Chamonix

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
“Take Europe's highest gondola up to 3810m. Impressive views of Mont Blanc and surrounding +4000m. Best mountain views in all od Europe”
  • 143 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Paid for park, with all the local wildlife easy to see. The Marmozets are our favourite. Great place to stroll around with families. Beautiful views across the valley to Mont Blanc. If you don't want a long walk, keep driving as there is nearly always a space at the top! (Summer only)”
  • 86 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.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“A very popular restaurant on the Route du Moulin in the centre of Chamonix. With a mix of traditional French and Scandinavian cooking, spiced with Asian influences. Make sure to book ahead!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Cinema
“Not a bad little cinema at all and right next door is the awesome pizzeria: Bar Tavel. Bring your own treats!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Eclectic tasty food, nice setting, professional service, located in an old street of Chamonix!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Open all day for food. Very popular with all the locals and serves English breakfasts and good burgers all day. Good atmosphere whenever you visit.”
  • 44 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.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Museum
“Fascination museum on cristal hunting which is an old tradition in Chamonix, and on mountaineering.”
  • 28 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. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Catch the train up to the glacier up the top there are acouple of restaurants. There is the view of the glacier and you could catch the bubble lift down to walk through the glacier. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“One of our favorites, high quality menus and rustic vibe - reservation is needed in high season”
  • 41 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. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Gym
“Swimming pools inside and outside, Gym, water slide, Athletics fields - for almost any sport. ”
  • 42 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.”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Other Great Outdoors
“Paid for park, with all the local wildlife easy to see. The Marmozets are our favourite. Great place to stroll around with families. Beautiful views across the valley to Mont Blanc. If you don't want a long walk, keep driving as there is nearly always a space at the top! (Summer only)”
  • 86 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“A very popular restaurant on the Route du Moulin in the centre of Chamonix. With a mix of traditional French and Scandinavian cooking, spiced with Asian influences. Make sure to book ahead!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Bar
“Open all day for food. Very popular with all the locals and serves English breakfasts and good burgers all day. Good atmosphere whenever you visit.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Brewery
“lots of deals on - check blackboard outside. Brews own beer, the 'guides' IPA is our favourite, also does blanche and stout. Great atmosphere.”
  • 54 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“One of our favorites, high quality menus and rustic vibe - reservation is needed in high season”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local food with cheese in a beautiful decor! Book a table in advance if you want to go there”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic Japanese in Chamonix? You bet. Great value lunches for Eur10. We love this place.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best burgers, great place, great people and nice for after skiing drinks. We love this place managed by Swedish people. They have great lunch menus and burgers in the evening . You definitely have to try their "pork long cook" burger :-) Family friendly place ”
  • 28 locals recommend

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