The French Alps are home to some of the most breathtaking views of the mountains. If you are a fan of nature or skiing, you will simply adore the quaint town of Chamonix. Here you can see the most infamous European mountain, Mont Blanc. This massive mountain is the second largest in Europe and extends into the Italian and Swiss borders as well, connecting the three countries.
But what should you do when you are not on the slopes? Where should you go when you are not admiring the beautiful Mont Blanc?
We are here to provide a helpful guide for the best addresses in the area!
Where to go?
Thermes de Saint Gervais
The Thermes de Saint Gervais Mont-Blanc is a beautiful spa centred around the natural thermal springs, in the area. Located in the valley of the Arve, nested in the hamlet of Fayet, this spot is sure to give you a full day of pampering and relaxation. It’s perfect after a particularly hard day of skiing if you simply want to treat yourself. Soaking in hot springs has been around for centuries with many cultures around the world in their respective countries. Plus, it has many wonderful health benefits for your physical and mental spirit.
What to do?
Tramway du Mont Blanc
The Mont Blanc Tramway or Tramway du Mont-Blanc, if you prefer, is a mountain railway line in the Haute-Savoie department of France. It is particularly renowned for being the highest in France. It also happens to provide one of the best views of the gorgeous mountains. If you are traveling with family, there is a small museum at the top with lots of interactive learning activities as well as a restaurant overlooking Mont Blanc for a scenic bit to eat.
Where to eat?
Restaurant l’ideal 1850
If you simply cannot get enough of the stunning views we recommend the Restaurant L’ideal 1850. As the name suggests, the restaurant is located 1850 metres above the ground, this unique location provides a spectacular view for you to enjoy with your meal.
Restaurant La Fruitière by Folie Douce
La Fruitière is a quality restaurant perched at the top of the Mont Joux chairlift. You can enjoy a cuisine that revisits local products without ever distorting them.
Where to shop?
L’épicerie des Fermes de Marie
If you are looking to buy some commemorative pieces or some souvenirs, what better way to share the visit with your friends and family back home than with some tasty local treats. At the épicerie de fermes de marie there is a wide variety of saussions, cheese, chocolates and more to choose from so you can pick the right gift for you and your loved ones. This cute boutique is sure to please as the experts inside will help you exactly what you need.
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