The tour will begin at Saint Michel’s church in front of the tourist information centre where a general orientation and the history of Chamonix will be explained. We will make our way into the heart of the city passing by the crystal museum, famous statues and monuments all the while taking in the magnificent natural beauty of the valley. Anecdotes about the history of tourism and mountaineering, the interesting architecture and unique Savoyarde culture will be shared throughout the walk and guests are invited for hot chocolate or coffee with Aly at the end of the tour. Points of interest include: Aiguille du midi Mont blanc Arve River SNCF train station Alpine museum
For the past five years I have divided my time between the hustle and bustle of Paris and the serenity of the French Alps. As a professional tour guide, I am passionate about sharing my knowledge about the culture and history of the Haute Savoie region. I hope to impart insider tips for food and sport, show you the best vantage points in the city, and help you make the most of your stay in Chamonix.
Coffee or hot chocolate worth up to 4€ per person.
We will stroll along the pathways less taken to discover the highlights of the city including the places of worship, the city hall, the museums, pass by the best fondue and raclette restaurants, walk along the river to see the street with popular bars and bistrots, marvel at the landscapes and find the best photo opportunities for your family. The tour will finish at a locally-run cafe where guests can relax over a warm cup of coffee.
The tour will last about two hours in total, so people are encouraged to bring comfortable and weather dependent shoes. The walk is easy and does not require any difficult accents.