Chamonix is a small quaint town situated in heart of the French Alps in close proximity to Switzerland and Italy. Away from bustling tourist places of France, surrounded by undeniable spectacular views of snow capped Alps, Chamonix has a unique charm that resonates warm European romance even in harshest of the cold.
Of all the beautiful things Chamonix homes, I was particularly interested in visiting 'Monarch of the Alps' - Mont Blanc the highest mountain in western Europe and Mer de Glace - one the largest glacier in Europe. Chamonix is well known for skiing, hiking and is also a heavenly abode for nature lovers and photographers.
How to Reach : Chamonix is 3 hours by road from Geneva airport which is well connected to all of Europe. Many bus operators like alpy bus, flixbus serves regular daily trips from Geneva to Chamonix city center which costs around 20 Euro. Many shuttle operators like mountain drops even provide door to door service for around 35 Euros. Renting a car from Geneva airport and driving to Chamonix is another good option as road to Chamonix is insanely beautiful (notice toll at swizz-French border is sometimes jam packed).
Transportation within Chamonix: Most of the hotels provide guest card which allows free travel in valley buses. Walking within Chamonix could be fun too as lot of streets opens up to undeniable spectacular view of Mont Blanc
Explore: Buying Mont Blanc multi pass will be economical. A multi pass for 2 days costs around 80Euros and you get to do at least 3 most popular things in Chamonix which includes aiguille du midi cable car, riding Montenvers train to Mer de Glace and Tramway du Mont-Blanc. Buying these tickets individually will be more costly.