Best Things To Do in Chamonix, France

Are you looking for what to do in Chamonix?

  • Major attractions in the Mont Blanc mountain range are the Aiguille du Midi and  Mer de Glace.

Attractions in the Chamonix valley.

  • Brevent
  • Merlet Animal Park
  • Saint- Bernard breeding centre
  • Accro Park
  • The Alpine Museum
  • Espace Tairraz
  • Casino Barriere de Chamonix
  • Vallee Blanche
  • Tramway du Mont Blanc
  • Parc de Loisirs
  • Musee des Cristaux
  • Lake Gaillands
  • Lac Blanc.

Since Switzerland and Italy are close by, you can even visit these countries. 

Below we have a list of things to do in Chamonix and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Chamonix getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Chamonix with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Chamonix

Here is the list of things to do in Chamonix and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Aiguille Du Midi

    3.7 (1646 Votes)
    Aiguille Du Midi

    Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Observatory

    The Aiguille de Midi is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps. It has an elevation of around 3842 meters. A must visit for hardcore mountaineers and trekkers, the mountain can also be conquered via a ride in the cable car! The view from the top is spectacular. Plan de l’Aiguille (2,354m) is a mid station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car. It is a starting point for all sorts of ...Read more
  2. Accro Park

    Park, Adventure

    For the thrill seeking, tree climbing, zip lining adventure junkie in you! The Accro Park in Chamonix claims to be the best tree adventure park in Chamonix Valley. From kids to adults, they have adventure packages for everybody. Definitely a fun way to enjoy your holiday.
  3. Mer De Glace

    4.4 (692 Votes)
    Mer De Glace

    Temple, Outdoors, Cave, View Point

    The Mer de Glace is the largest glacier in France. Spread across 7 kms., the glacier is around 200 meters deep. A perfectly adventurous skiing spot, thousands of skiers follow the glacier down to the Montenvers Railway station after skiing the famous ‘Vallee Blanche’.  Attractions at the Mer de Glace include the Ice Cave, the Temple de la Nature and the Glaciorum. 
  4. Brevent

    4.8 (575 Votes)

    Outdoors, View Point, Observatory, Lake

    Brevent is a mountain in France. From Chamonix city, one takes the gondola lift to Plan Praz at 1999 m. and from there, the cable car to Le Brevent which is situated at an elevation of 2525 m. The Plan Praz is the departure point for excursions to Lake Cornu, and Grand Balcon Sud. It also has a take-off area for paragliding. From the top of Le Brevent, a footpath goes to Aiguillette des Houches...Read more
  5. Vallee Blanche

    4.4 (815 Votes)
    Vallee Blanche

    Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Adventure Sport

    On the way to the Mer de Glace lies the ‘Vallee Blanche’ point. It is a famous off-piste skiing spot. The ski route is around 20 kms. long with a vertical descent of about 2700 m. It is an unmarked, unmaintained, unpatrolled and unchecked high mountain off-piste ski spot which offers the most spectacular views of the Mont Blanc range. The route is recommended only for advance skiers.
  6. Tramway Du Mont Blanc

    4.4 (566 Votes)
    Tramway Du Mont Blanc

    Train Ride, Station

    The Tramway du Mont Blanc or the Mont Blanc Tramway is a mountain railway in France. It is the highest railway line in France and one of the highest in Europe as well. The magnificent view of Mont Blanc that the tram route offers makes this journey very popular with the tourists. Inaugurated in 1909, the Mont Blanc Tramway is one of the oldest mechanical uphill rides in the valley.
  7. Musee Des Cristaux

    4.3 (440 Votes)
    Musee Des Cristaux


    Situated inside the Espace Tairraz, the Musee des Cristaux has on display the minerals from the Mont Blanc range. These include smoked quartz and pink fluorspars. 
  8. Lac Blanc

    4.8 (448 Votes)
    Lac Blanc

    Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Lake, Picnic Spot

    Lac (Lake) Blanc is a beautiful and serene lake in the Mont Blanc massif. The lake is situated at the height of 2352m. It is a great place to enjoy the view of the Mont Blanc. From the Chamonix town centre, it takes a hike of about 4 hours. From the Flegere / Index lift, it takes about 2 hours to hike up to the lake. You will find facilities and refreshments at the lake. Great place to have a p...Read more
  9. Merlet Animal Park

    4.6 (502 Votes)
    Merlet Animal Park

    Outdoors, Park, Wildlife Park, Valley

    An open sanctuary for mountain animals, hike into the Merlet Animal Park to explore the animals in their natural habitat. Spread across 21 hectares, the park is situated at an altitude of 1,563m above the Chamonix valley. It was established in the year 1968. The Merlet Park shelters more than 80 mountain animals. The animals include Ibex, Chamois, Mouflon, Fallow Deer, Sika Deer, Roe Deer and t...Read more
  10. The Alpine Museum


    Situated in the former Chamonix Palace, the Alpine Museum is a must visit for history buffs. It has detailed history of Chamonix- right from the first tourists who visited Chamonix to the age of winter sports. Spread across two floors, there is an interesting range of exhibits covering the geological and human history of Chamonix.
  11. Espace Tairraz


    A perfect blend of mountaineering and leisure! The Espace Tairraz is a technological marvel. It has the world’s first ever mountaineering simulator. One can organize personalized expeditions and even scale up famous mountain faces by using the simulator. Enjoy the mountaineering experience without taking risks! One can learn about mountaineering tools and learn about mountaineering histor...Read more
  12. Parc De Loisirs

    4.2 (364 Votes)
    Parc De Loisirs

    Amusement Park, Observatory, Biking Trail, Cable Car

    Enjoy with your family at the Parc de Loisirs amusement park in Chamonix. Rides include Chamonix Luge- Alpine coaster, ski area, snowboarding, carousals, toboggans, trampolines, nautic jets, zip cables, watr maze, moto bikes and a lot more.
  13. Lake Gaillands

    4.5 (491 Votes)
    Lake Gaillands

    Outdoors, Forest, Palace, Adventure

    Situated around 2 kms away from the city centre of Chamonix, Lake Gaillands is a small but beautiful lake at the foot of Mont Blanc. Surrounded by lush green forest, this is an ideal place to picnic while in Chamonix. There are also a few adventure activities around the lake, like rock climbing and zip lining.
  14. Casino Barriere

    3.6 (155 Votes)
    Casino Barriere

    Bar, Casino, Club, Restaurant

    One of the best places in Chamonix to gamble! The Casino Barriere has everything under its roof, from slot machines, gaming tables to a restaurant.
  15. Saint Bernard Breeding Centre

    Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary

    Are you a dog lover? Then this is one place near Chamonix that you must visit! A native to the Alps, Saint Bernards are a rare pedigree. While visiting the Merlet Animal Centre, on the way, do visit the Saint Bernard Breeding centre situated between Servoz and Les Houche.