Chamonix Parks, Woods & Gardens

🏔 Chamonix, while boasting many terrific hiking routes and skiing opportunities, can also lay claim to some 🌲 beautiful parks, gardens and woodland. This could be of particular interest if you have small children or babies in buggies! Le Parc Couttet  A relative newcomer to Chamonix, inaugurated in the summer of 2015, the 🌳 Parc Couttet is a little gem of a park, right in the centre of Chamonix! … Continue reading Chamonix Parks, Woods & Gardens

Chamonix Museums

Chamonix has a great selection of 🖼 museums, and these museums often offer 🎨 creative workshops or guided tours for children during the school holidays (the Tourist Office will have a list of those scheduled during your stay). In Chamonix town itself you will find; 🏔 the Musée Alpin; 💎 the Espace Tairraz (Musée d’Alpinisme et des Cristaux); 📷 the Maison de la Mémoire et du Patrimoine Janny Couttet; In addition … Continue reading Chamonix Museums

Centre Sportif Richard Bozon (Chamonix)

Chamonix’s sports centre, the 🧗‍♂️ Centre Sportif Richard Bozon, is located just off the main road heading out to Argentière and its facilities include: 💦 swimming pools (a 25m indoor pool, a baby pool and outdoor swimming pool); sauna and hammam; ⛸ ice-skating rink; 🧗‍♀️ climbing wall; 🎾 tennis courts; 🏃‍♀️ running track; good to know: with a carte d’hôte (available from your hotel, lodging or to buy from the Office de Tourisme, if … Continue reading Centre Sportif Richard Bozon (Chamonix)

Chamonix Médiathèque

As well as housing many works pertaining to the 🏔 Chamonix Valley, Haute-Savoie, the Alps, skiing and mountaineering, the 📚 Médiathèque de Chamonix makes for a ☔️ great rainy afternoon visit for families. There is a large children’s section (with comfortable chairs), and a fantastic 🎲 Ludothèque (toy library), with games and toys that you can play with on-site and also games to borrow (you need to be registered for this service). … Continue reading Chamonix Médiathèque

Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix)

A trip by 🚠 cable-car up to the 🏔 Aiguille du Midi is a highlight for most tourists on a trip to Chamonix, whether they are planning ⛷ to ski the Vallée Blanche with a guide, or simply want to head up to the dizzying height of 🏔 3842m (2 cable cars and a lift), for magnificent views of the majestic Mont Blanc and surrounding peaks! The experience keeps getting … Continue reading Aiguille du Midi (Chamonix)

Chamonix Playgrounds

As frequent visitors to 🏔 Chamonix, I think we can lay claim to having tested most of its playgrounds! Chamonix Centre Just across the road from 🍏 Chamonix’s Saturday market, and next to the MJC, we have spent many hours at this playground! There is something for all age-groups, and being next to the 💦 Arve river walkway, older children can safely ride back and forth on their … Continue reading Chamonix Playgrounds

Chamonix Skiing

Though Chamonix isn’t the most obvious ski destination for families with small children, due to extensive ski options for advanced skiers and the lack of ski-in/ski-out accommodation, there are still two main areas dedicated to beginners and small children near the centre of town, and the variety of ski stations and graded pistes available is huge! Beginner and Nursery Skiing  Le Savoy – this slope is very centrally located … Continue reading Chamonix Skiing