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The Chamonix region is vast and the contours of the Mont-Blanc so inspiring that they should be explored with the regard that such a spectacular region merits. One generally associates the Mont-Blanc country with limitlessness for the vastness of its region and of the itineraries that traverse it. And yet these landscapes speak to something deep within us all, so that we find a sense of belonging here, regardless of where we come from.

Mont-Blanc’s eternal charms 

Strolling through Chamonix in September is soothing. Settling down in a charming restaurant to enjoy a local wine forms part of the holiday ritual. And why not have lunch in a little mountain auberge where the mountains sunshine will warm our hearts and give colour to our cheeks !

A few ideas for walks and short excursions

  • Le Planet : 30 minute climb ; location : Argentière via the Col des Montets.

This track is perfect for those who enjoy alpine pastures and breathtaking views.

  • The itinerary begins on the road to the Col des Montets. You need to cross the Arve at the Boary bridge and then take the road of Le Tour and of Col de Balme. Not far from Chamonix, at the grand hotel of le Planet, holidaymakers can enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the Chamonix Valley. From there they will see:
  • L'Aiguille verte
  • Les Aiguilles de Chamonix
  • Mont-Blanc
  • Les Aiguilles Rouges
  • The indentation of the col des Montets mountain pass
  • The picturesque Planet

Accommodation ideas


Tripadvisor is perfect for preparing your vacation anywhere in France. The user-friendly site makes child’s play of tracking down that perfect little holiday dwelling or the castle of your dreams. The site provides many photos to make choosing easier.

« Altitude, it’s inexpressible, impalpable, it’s the weightless veil of illusion cast upon the sky ». P. Gilloire