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Les Praz

A beautiful village with access to the ski lifts & golf course

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Les Praz is a small picturesque village on the outskirts of Chamonix. The village is surrounded by forests and streams making it an idyllic mountain hideaway and a popular place to live. You will find many chalet-style properties in this area. It is also home to a number of good bars and restaurants.

The church is the hallmark of Les Praz. It is an incredibly popular place for couples from all over the world to have their wedding photos taken outside, although you can sadly no longer get married here. With its classic interior, including stained glass windows and glorious mountain setting, it is hard not to appreciate it.

Things to do in Chamonix

There is plenty on offer both in the winter and summer months. During the winter the Flégère cable care gives skiers and boarders access to the ski area which has a good selection of moderate to difficult pistes. It is also linked to the Brévent ski domaine which has plenty of off-piste to keep more advanced skiers entertained. Les Praz also offers a great 6km circuit cross-country ski area.

Once summer arrives there are several walking and mountain biking trails that start in Les Praz. Visitors enjoy taking the path up from the valley floor to view the stunning surrounding scenery from the La Floria café, where they can also enjoy a delicious lunch before carrying on to the refuge at Lac Blanc.

Les Praz also has its very own renowned 18-hole golf course which includes a clubhouse, driving range and pro shop on site.

Dining in Chamonix

Try the restaurant at Les Lanchers hotel for some of the best food in the village.

Nightlife in Chamonix

You'll find Le Petit Social on the main road through the village is open all day and into the evening, very popular with locals and tourists alike for après-ski drinks that somehow end up lasting all night. They often have DJs playing and sometimes local eateries provide a pop-up tasting menu.

Chalets in Chamonix

The choice of chalets in Les Praz range from small and cosy to large and luxurious. One thing you can be sure of is the great mountain views all around them!

Apartments in Chamonix

There is a small selection of apartments available in the village, most within easy reach of the lift at Flégère and the variety of hiking and cycling trails around the area.

Hotels in Chamonix

There is a small selection of hotels to choose from in Les Praz, all within a short walk to the mountain lift at Flegere.


It is just a 20-minute walk from the main town or alternatively you can take a 10-minute bus or train ride. Bus and train services run regularly from Les Praz along the entire valley making Les Praz easily accessible to all.


Map of the surrounding area