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Les Bossons

A growing village situated under its own glacier

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Les Bossons is a sleepy little village just a five-minute drive from the centre Chamonix on the road to Les Houches. It is fairly spread out and consists mainly of chalet-style properties and is popular with families due to its local school.

Sights & Attractions in Chamonix - Les Bossons

The village is situated opposite the stunning Les Bossons Glacier and has breath-taking views of Mont Blanc. The glacier is the longest in Europe at 7km long and is visible from pretty much every where in town. At the top of the summer chair lift is the Chalet du Glacier des Bossons where you enjoy a drink and the scenery from their terrace. The top of the lift is also the starting point for the Pyramides and le Jonction hiking trails.

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Things to Do in Chamonix - Les Bossons

Back on the valley floor, Les Bossons has direct access to some great walking tracks including the Petit Balcon Sud which runs from Servoz to Argentiere. From the Petit Balcon, you can connect to walks around the Merlet Animal Park, Brevent and Flegere.

The village activities aren’t just limited to walking. Les Bossons boasts its own Olympic Ski jump where a number of competitions take place throughout the winter including the French Championship. During the summer, it is also the end of the 7km, grade-2 rafting route which takes you right through the centre of Chamonix.  

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Dining in Chamonix - Les Bossons

There is a limited choice of restaurants in Les Bossons but the few there are, are pretty good! The Aiguille du Midi Hotel’s gourmet restaurant is a popular place to have a delicious evening meal. Another favourite with locals is La Cremerie du Glacier which serves traditional Savoyard specialities.

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Chalets in Chamonix - Les Bossons

Given its tranquil location and picturesque surroundings, Les Bossons is home to a number of luxury chalets including the super luxurious Amazon Creek.

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Apartments in Chamonix - Les Bossons

There are a small number of apartments to rent in Les Bossons in summer and winter but you can pretty much guarantee they have great views of Les Bossons and Taconnaz glaciers!

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Hotels in Chamonix - Les Bossons

There are a small number of hotels in Les Bossons such as the Aiguille du Midi and the Mercure Chamonix Les Bossons.

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Getting Here


The village is well connected to the rest of the valley and the ski areas via regular local bus and train services, making it an attractive destination for tourists all year round. Catch line 1 (red) or line 2 (blue) buses to get here.