Chamonix is so close to the Swiss boarder, you can't miss out on the opportunity to taste their answer to every cheese-lovers dream: raclette! Essentially this dish is a heaping gooey pile of melted cheese on an assortment of hearty staples like potatoes and grilled meats. You can try it for yourself at La Calèche.
Transportation around France
All of the locations mentioned are accessible by coach buses, a popular and cost effective method of transportation in France. I recommend booking with either Flixbus or Ouibus. Prices start from as low as 5 euros a journey! Both operators have excellent service, free Wi-Fi on board, comfortable reclining seats, charging outlets, and an app to make purchasing and keeping track of your tickets easy.
Having access is great when traveling to destinations off of the beaten path. They allow you to take the scenic route and find truly authentic experiences. Don't worry though, there is no need to rent a car if you don't plan on driving to all of your destinations. Check out BlaBlaCar, a popular and safe option in France. Think of it as Uber for longer distances. Coordinate with local drivers heading to your destination of choice. This usually gets you to your destination quicker as you don't have to waste time in an airport or on detour routes of coach buses. Prices are based on distance traveled and any tolls the route may incur.
If you’re on a budget, book ahead for the best fares. Happy and safe travels!