There are lots of great reasons to visit the Chamonix valley all year round, so much so that many people will visit just for the day.
The number one attraction in the Chamonix valley must be the “Aiguille du Midi” and by far the best way to present this amazing location is to let people watch this short film, words can’t describe it.
Its summer time in the Alps and as usual Chamonix is starting to get its summer visitors.
This year there are some new attractions for visitors to see in the Chamonix Valley that make a trip here well worth while, even if just for the day.
The recently inaugurated “Le Tube” is a metal construction tube that goes around the Aiguille du midi needle of rock. Not only is it an attraction in itself but it will allow for an easier and more logical walk around the top building.
Deluxe Transfers offer luxury transportation to Megeve and all other surrounding areas.
So we already know who provides the best transfers to Megeve but where is the best place to eat during your stay in Megeve? After many seasons working in Megeve we have put together a list of the best (not the cheapest)
Le Refuge, located 5.5km’s from Megeve.
Straight away you know you have arrived somewhere special when the concierge meets you at the front door to park your car. Â The food is classic French cuisine done extremely well in a cosy typical Alpine environment.
There are other things to do in Chamonix other than Skiing during the winter months. One very easy trip is to visit Courmayeur (With or without your skis).
A trip through the MT Blanc tunnel to go up the New futuristic “Skyway” is a must. Â This new 360 degree rotating telecabin will take you from La Palud 1370m to Pavillon 2173m and then up to the summit at 3375m.
Deluxe are there to offer all your transport solutions through the tunnel to Italy. Â Contact us for details.
Chamonix doesn’t have any “UBER” and there aren’t too many Taxi’s either! especially at night when you need one.
Its for this reason that we have been operating an In-Valley “Taxi” service in the Chamonix valley for the last 2 years.
We have vehicles on the road 24 hours a day 7 days a week all year round.
We are already taking bookings for New Year and we strongly recommend that if you are heading out in Chamonix over New Year you at least take our number with you, its better to book in advance but if you are unsure of when you want to return home you can always call us.
The weather in Chamonix has just made a massive “U” turn and gone from bright warm sunny weather to bitterly cold and snowy. Â During Saturday (21st November) is snowed all day and even into the night, since then it has remained very cold (-10 Sunday 22nd November).
Whilst on a recent private transfer trip from Geneva city centre to Chamonix with a group from the southern hemisphere (who hadn’t seen snow before) we took this picture. Needless to say they were pleased.
After this, our group headed off to Annecy before returning to Geneva.
With all this snow and more forecast this week it looks like its here to stay, even the “Compagnie Du Mont Blanc” have announced they will be opening earlier than they usually do.
At Only 1hr 20 driving time from Geneva airport to Courmayeur its surprising that this world class resort isn’t busier than it is, but this is one of the reasons we love it so much. Â Lots of people dont consider the option of driving an extra 20 minutes past Chamonix, but they should!
Courmayeur has it all, great skiing both on and off piste, wonderful restaurants on and off the mountain, a wide range of hotels and other accommodation, access to the “Valley Blanche” via Helbronna and the most state of the art gondola in the world called “Skyway”.
Its no wonder we travel through the Mont-Blanc Tunnel ourselves when ever we get the chance, and for this year we now have the winter opening times.