Welcome to montblancfamilyfun!
I hope that you enjoy using this website / blog and that it helps steer you towards some great family fun and adventures au Pays du Mont-Blanc (and even further afield!).
The idea for this website took shape in the shallow waters of Lac de Passy (see here for MBFF post), with the 🏔 majestic Mont-Blanc and the surrounding snowy peaks shimmering in the background. It was a ☀️ hot and sunny summer’s day and my (then) 18-month old son was enjoying himself immensely splashing around . . . it was a lovely, serene moment, but I could still remember the recent challenges of entertaining a baby – and then a toddler – in our mountain valley during the ☔️🐸 WET, ☃️COLD or ❄️ SNOWY days of winter (or spring, summer or autumn, for that matter!).
Seven years on, with more time to test out visits and activities with the now nearly 8 year old and his little brother, and here is the fruit of our work!
The AIM of this website & blog is to help families in the Mont-Blanc environs (au Pays du Mont-Blanc, including the communes of the Chamonix Valley), and further afield, to find the right activities for themselves – whatever the weather ☀️🌧☔️☃️– be they local families, expats, regular visitors needing fresh inspiration or new tourists visiting the area. I shall strive to cover different activities – both cultural and adventure-filled – and where there are FREE activities to enjoy, I shall happily highlight those!
You may find that some of the suggestions are too far for a day’s visit . . . all depends on where you are living or staying, of course. From Sallanches, Geneva is a hop and a skip away (depending on traffic), and from Chamonix, Martigny in Switzerland and Courmayeur in Italy are a short drive away.
Colour code for listings:
Chamonix Valley (Chamonix, Argentière, Les Houches, Servoz & Vallorcine)
Passy & environs
Sallanches, Combloux, Cordon & Domancy
St Gervais, Le Fayet & environs
Megève, Praz-sur-Arly & environs
Les Contamines-Montjoie & environs
🇫🇷 Further France 🇫🇷
🇨🇭 Switzerland 🇨🇭
🇮🇹 Italy 🇮🇹
Please feel free to contact me with any fresh ideas that you might like to share, if you are organising a family event, or if you would like to contribute a post.
The warmest of welcomes,
Fiona and the montblancfamilyfun team!
For up-to-date information and agendas for the Pays du Mont-Blanc (and beyond), see MBFF FB page . . .