Tripps Travel Network reviews of travels through the French Alps as an experience of a lifetime. Although four different countries are each home to different regions of the Alps, France has it’s its own distinct culture and fantastic scenery. There is a familiar path that begins in France and continues through both Italy and Switzerland; you will undoubtedly see some of them anywhere in the world whichever country you choose to begin your visit from.
Tripps Travel Network Reviews the French Alps from the top of the world
To begin, we will start in the South of France. Here Mont Blanc is world famous for being the tallest peak in the French Alps. Chamonix is a small ski and resort town that sits at the base of the of the mountain. This French treasure is everything you would hope for in a ski town with plenty of hospitality for its visitors.
Tripps Travel Network discovers Chamonix
The town is very picturesque, and if you don’t feel like skiing, there is also a cable car system that can take you to the top of the highest peak in the French Alps, Mont Blanc.
La Mont Blanc, as the French call it, means the White Mountain as the top of the mountain maintains snow throughout the year. But whatever time of the year you choose to visit, these peaks are awe-inspiring. One little-known fact is that it was here, in the small village of Chamonix where the first winter Olympics were held in 1924.
As advised by the ski patrol, the mountain is higher than 15,775 feet, so if you have never climbed a mountain before but still want to go to see the top by cable car, special precautions should be taken. Once you reach the top, you will want to move about very slowly, and breath very deeply as the oxygen is much thinner when you are that far higher than sea level. At the top, there is a two-story atrium, on the level being inside where there are restrooms and a cafeteria. The second level is outside and has the fantastic views that everyone is looking for. From here you can see the entire Chamonix valley on one side and the top of the Alps from the other three sides.
Once you get back down the mountain, you can explore the quaint town that offers every type of accommodation you could want. From Hostel to five-star resort to Bed and Breakfast, Chamonix provides something for everyone. There are also a plethora of restaurants and shops, both budget-friendly and expensive, so you can choose to take a vacation here at whatever level of traveling fits your budget.
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