You've made up your mind – you want to come to Chamonix on your next holiday. As you research your trip, you'll discover that there’s more than one town in the area and that they all offer a great selection of chalets, apartments and hotels. Accommodation is one of the biggest expenses when booking a holiday, so you want to make sure that you’ve chosen the right location. Worry not, we’re here to help.
The oldest ski area in France, Chamonix conjures up images of high, snow-capped peaks and legendary mountain adventures. Dominated by the imposing silhouette of Mont-Blanc, the Chamonix Valley attracts millions of visitors each year who come here to sample its challenging ski slopes and conquer the Alpine summits.
There are several towns and villages along the Chamonix Valley, many of which are linked to the pistes thanks to an extensive network of lifts. In a nutshell, the river Arve divides the valley into two wooded slopes and a narrow valley floor where the towns and villages stand, some spilling onto the foot of the mountains. Coming up the valley from Geneva and Passy, you will find Servoz, Les Houches, Chamonix, Les Praz, Les Bois, Le Lavancher, Argentière, Le Tour and, on the border with Switzerland, Vallorcine.