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Colors of Chamonix - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc 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 interesting cultural events. Travelers who are going to visit the resort with children are recommended to have vacations at the end of February. At this time, Children's Carnival is held, which is accompanied by solemn processions, performances and fun competitions.
1. Ski season in Chamonix runs from mid-December to late March, but under favorable weather conditions you can go skiing up to the middle of May. It’s worth noting that the climate is … Open
During Christmas holidays, families would have a great time, as rich and interesting entertainment programs are usually arranged there. Summer in Chamonix is associated with Cosmo Jazz music festival; it usually starts in the second half of July and lasts for five days. Jazz Festival is a young festival; it was first held in 2010.
Large outdoor stages with numerous viewing points are mounted on the eve of festival. Guests would have a unique opportunity to enjoy their favorite music while admiring the beautiful mountain scenery. The festival features incredible atmosphere of cordiality. Copyright
Nowadays the commune of Chamonix is known as one of the major centers of tourism and winter sports in the Alps of France. Here have taken place the first Winter Olympics in the history of … Open
The idea of ​​organizing a music festival belongs to André Manoukian. In 2010, the event lasted only a couple of days. It has immediately caught the attention of many travelers, so next year it was decided to expand the festival program to five days. The festival involved musicians from all over the world. Cosmo Jazz is a real chance to see your favorite performers and enjoy atmosphere of the resort.
Chamonix It’s worth noting that all festival events are absolutely free. The only thing to take care is about having ski passes to be able to visit all interesting concerts. Professional photographers know Chamonix primarily as the birthplace of photocross. It is an unusual sport, which involves a high-speed orienteering and shooting spectacular images; the international championship in this unusual sport has been held in Chamonix every year, since 2005.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Chamonix and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Chamonix
♥   Basilique de Saint-Maurice, Saint-Maurice, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Aosta, 40.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Chamonix
♥   Castle 'Château de Beaufort' Savoie, 31.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arvier Castle' Arvier, 33.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Introd Castle' Introd, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Châtel-Argent' Villeneuve, 35.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Saint-Pierre Castle' Saint-Pierre, 36.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sarriod de la Tour Castle' Saint-Pierre, 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sarre Castle' Sarre, 37.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Chamonix and around

Flower Clock in the English Garden

From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
You can admire the flower clock in the English Garden in summer. Florists use more than 6 500 flowers to create a dial. Every month, new flowers are planted, so the clock looks special during each of the summer months. At the time of opening, the flower clock in Geneva was the largest in the world. Over the time, it lost its leading position, but the clock mechanism is still considered one of the superb. For local residents, this structure is a matter of national pride, as the author of the project was the world-renowned scientist Carl Linnaeus. … Read further

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
Aiguille du Midi can be called the most popular observation deck of France. It is situated on the peak of the same name in the picturesque Mont Blanc region. This multilevel viewing platform features infrastructure, so the journey to it promises to be an unforgettable adventure. To reach the site you need to overcome an impressive way on the lift and then pass the remaining part of the way by Chamonix Aiguille du Midi cable car. The latter has being operating since 1955 and is still the highest in Europe. … Read further

Tortin Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
'Torin' is one of the most dangerous and treacherous ski runs in the world. It is located on the territory of the Swiss spa town of Verbier. The skiers who ski on this run in Hochwinter can not understand why Torin is considered a difficult and dangerous runway. If the ski slope is well protected, it seems to be quite comfortable. As soon as the snow melts a little, all the dangerous peculiarities become visible. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Chamonix

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