Montenvers Mer de Glace & Train (Chamonix)

Another great attraction in 🏔 Chamonix on many families’ list is the 🚂 Montenvers cog rail journey up to the ❄️ Mer de Glace glacier (France’s largest glacier, at around 7km long). The iconic red train will take you on a relaxing 20 minute journey (around 5km) up the mountainside, through 🌲 forests, viaducts and tunnels cut through the rock, and up to the glacier at 1,913m (an ascent … Continue reading Montenvers Mer de Glace & Train (Chamonix)

Le Paradis des Praz (Les Praz-de-Chamonix)

🌲 Le Paradis des Praz is a natural playground, a hidden jewel cocooned in the woods, well-known to families living in the region, but perhaps not to those visiting. As well as being a popular spot in the ☀️ summertime, over the winter school holidays the buvette is also often open – so you can have a magical walk through the ❄️ snowy forest and then warm up with … Continue reading Le Paradis des Praz (Les Praz-de-Chamonix)

FAMILY HIKES – tips for hiking with small children

[ ⭐️ 2021 update ⭐️ this appears to be a very popular article on the MBFF website, so I have updated it with a few new suggestions for family walks! ] ⛰ FAMILY HIKING with small children is not a simple task! Well, perhaps it is for some families . . . perhaps your children were born hikers! But for many of us, getting our … Continue reading FAMILY HIKES – tips for hiking with small children

SWIMMING au Pays du Mont-Blanc

You have many options for 🏊‍♀️ swimming in the Chamonix Valley and in the Pays du Mont-Blanc! Chamonix Valley If you’d like to go 🏊‍♀️ swimming in the Chamonix Valley, then you have various options:  💦 you might be lucky enough to be staying at a hotel or chalet with a pool; 💦 otherwise you can head to the public swimming pool at the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon; 💦 alternatively, some … Continue reading SWIMMING au Pays du Mont-Blanc

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

We are lucky to have some 🖼 wonderful museums 🏔 au Pays du Mont-Blanc and in the Chamonix Valley, many housed in architectural gems (old, new and renovated). . . and as well as their permanent collections, they also offer 🎨 temporary exhibitions and workshops for children and families over the school holidays! (the local tourist offices will have a list of those scheduled during your stay). [ ⇒ … Continue reading MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS au Pays du Mont-Blanc

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 better … Continue reading Aiguille du Midi (CHAMONIX)