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Culture of Chamonix. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Chamonix down-town Chamonix would surprise its guests with an abundance of attractions; sightseeing will please vacationers. The Alpine Museum invites tourists to learn many interesting facts about the history of the valley and see its collection of interesting exhibits. Part of its exposition is dedicated to the history of skiing; among exhibits there are interesting collections of minerals and lithographs. Of particular note is the collection of old prints and posters, each of which tells the story of a significant event in the history of the city.
Chamonix is the world-famous ski resort that, among other things, is known for its rich cultural program. The resort hosts a huge number of sporting events and competitions, as well as … Open
Some cultural institutions may seem rather unusual to travelers. These should include the Museum of Mer de Glass. Its collection includes a lot of unique sculptures of ice. It is noteworthy that every year new sculptures are created, so every year a visit to the museum would be an unforgettable adventure. Not far from the Ice Museum there is Espace Tairazz that became a permanent venue for cultural events of any scale. It represents works of contemporary photographers and artists; visitors usually have an opportunity to purchase their favorite exhibits.
Travelers interested in photography could visit the Philip Fragnoli Gallery. It has an amazing collection of photos, which will allow appreciating the beauty and charm of Chamonix. The Montenvers Railway that originates in Chamonix and climbs up to the Mer de Glace glacier is a local landmark. Rail traveling is very popular among adventureseekers, as the road passes through the incredibly beautiful places. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In winter, skiing is the most popular entertainment. Chamonix has excellent trails for skiers and snowboarders. Professional trainers provide trainings for those who are just beginning to … Open
Those who want to diversify the stay with enjoyable entertainment would like Mont Blanc Tramway, which is also one of the local attractions. It rises to the Mont Blanc massif; the end point of the tram’s route is situated at an altitude of 2372 meters. As for historical sites, then the grave of Alexei Fedchenko, the great Russian explorer who died in 1873 while climbing Mont Blanc, is worth mentioning. The area of Chamonix has a lot of interesting tourist attractions, so travelers are provided a decent selection of tour routes.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Chamonix and surroundings

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Cathedrals and basilicas near Chamonix
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Glarier, Sion, 51.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de Valère, Sion, 52.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-François-de-Sales, Thonon-les-Bains, 58.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale protestante Notre-Dame, Lausanne, 69.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, 81.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Chamonix and near

Swimming pool at LeCrans Hotel

From the series “Most Scary Swiiming Pools”
The pool merges with the surrounding mountain scenery in summer. It doesn't have high sides. Therefore, the vacationers involuntarily have a feeling of floating in the air while swimming. The pool at the LeCrans Hotel is equipped with an excellent water heating system. Therefore, you can swim in it comfortably even in the middle of winter. … Read further

Chateau de Chillon

From the series “Impressive Castles and Palaces Located on Water”
Old-fashioned furniture, paintings and tapestries, fine frescos and precious jewelery - all this can be seen in the castle nowadays. One of the most interesting elements of the castle structure is the old chapel where the 14th-century painting has been preserved. The supporters of the Nervenkitzel can stroll through the underground vaults erected more than 700 years ago, covered with a multitude of interesting legends. According to one of the legends, the witches and witches in the Middle Ages were kept in the dark underground vaults, for which the underground corridors became the last accommodation. … Read further

Face Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
With a view to the fact that the landscape changes during the descent frequently and fundamentally, it is no wonder why the 'Face' slopes are used by countless extreme sports enthusiasts. 'Face' and the other nearby 'black' ski slopes are a permanent training place of many well-known athletes. Here began Jean-Claude Killy - the triple Olympic world champion to train. To his credit was called one of the ski slopes (L'Espace Killy). … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Chamonix map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Chamonix

Culture guide to Chamonix. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Chamonix: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Chamonix. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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