Chamonix: Of French Alps and 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.

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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.
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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.

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Bonjour from Paris!

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

  2. Pete Buckley says:

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

    1. It absolutely is 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Pete.

  3. It actually looks like you are drifting in clouds……wonderful 🙂

  4. 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

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