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Le Tour

A typical Savoyard village nestled at the far end of the Chamonix Valley

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Le Tour is a small, quaint little village at the far end of the Chamonix Valley in the Domaine de la Balme area. Take a stroll around the back streets to see some of the classically Alpine-style houses and the church dome. Look up to see the glaciers reaching down towards you, which are really impressive even in the height of summer.

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Le Tour is a quiet village away from the hustle and bustle of Chamonix centre, with just a few cafés, restaurants and places to stay. If you're looking for somewhere close to beginner slopes this could be the place for you.

In winter there are some beginner-friendly pistes as well as more advance back-country and cross-country skiing. In total there are 10 ski lifts and 20 pistes plus over 40km of cross country skiing routes. If you're into speed riding, or just want to watch, there's a speed riding zone close to one of the chair lifts.

In summer the area is a hot-spot for hikers and mountain bikers, the latter ride on dedicated trails so that there's no cross over with walkers, so everyone can enjoy the mountains at the same time. The many walking trails offer spectacular views of the Chamonix Valley and the surrounding mountains.

Why not stay in a mountain hut, or take a guided glacier walk?

Dining in [locality]

There is a small cluster of mountain restaurants in Le Tour and a couple of cafés just by the bottom of the lift station, open in the winter and summer months.

Chalets in [locality]

There are a small number of chalets in Le Tour, available both in summer and winter.

Apartments in [locality]

Since Le Tour is so small there are a small selection of apartments for you to choose from!


Le Tour can be reached best by car, as the train only takes you as far as Montroc. It takes around 25 minutes to drive here from the centre of Chamonix.


Map of the surrounding area