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Chamonix: Of French Alps & Summer Snow.

Chamonix, France, Alps

Greetings from Chamonix. If you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in the clouds, surrounded by stunning snow-capped peaks, you’ll be just a little close to what I’ve experienced in Chamonix. I use the word breathtaking perhaps too liberally, but if anything does justice to the word, Chamonix does it.

Chamonix, France, Alps

the town of Chamonix.

A postcard valley surrounded by the French Alps on all sides, Chamonix teased us with surreal views of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps and every mountaineer’s dream. We took an almost vertical cable car & gondola ride up to Mont Brevent, and I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I’ve not seen anything so spectacular in my life before.

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Summer snow on the French Alps.

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Clouds kiss the Alps.

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On the roof of France at Mont Brevent.

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Can't get enough of the Alps.

Chamonix, France, Alps, Mont Brevent

Blanket of snow at Mont Brevent.

Chamonix is where mountaineering tourism originated, back in the early 1900s, and the concept of responsible travel came into being. It’s no wonder that Chamonix’s original beauty remains so preserved to this day.

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On the roof of France, take 2.

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Chamonix valley.

Also read: 
Annecy, a beautiful lake town in France.
Bonjour from Paris!

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mesmerising post and pics yet again. And yes Alps and Mont Blanc remains a dream!

    May 15, 2011
  2. I love your photos – you have captured the atmosphere of this valley and Le Brevent is a fantastic viewpoint isn’t it.

    May 15, 2011
    • It absolutely is :) Thanks for stopping by, Pete.

      May 16, 2011
  3. It actually looks like you are drifting in clouds……wonderful :)

    May 16, 2011
  4. Tulip #

    Hmmm interesting, I have white ants crawling over my screen when I view this blog :p Nice pics, but looks like you were unlucky to have cloudy skies ruin half the beauty of the views. Would appreciate some more details.. how did you get there, how many days spent, was Brevent the only ride you took.. etc

    December 30, 2011

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