Are you coming to spend a few days at the Morgane Hotel on a romantic getaway, together with friends or as a family? We have many activities in store for you and can organise a tailored programme to help you enjoy your stay in Chamonix to the fullest! We will make sure you don’t miss out on any of the charm, fun and wonder the place has to offer. Prepare to take in all the beauty of the Mont Blanc and its surroundings.
FIRST STOP: THE MER DE GLACE
The Mer de Glace (or Ice Sea in English) unveils its splendour amid the fairylike backdrop Chamonix is so famous for. To make it all the way to where it is nestled, you first need to hop aboard the red Montenvers mountain train. It drops its passengers off at an altitude of over 1913 metres (over 6276 feet), which is ideal to admire the Mer de Glace from up high. The glacier towers above the Aiguille du Dru and Grandes Jorasses mountains. You will never get enough of this amazing landscape!
AGELESS MONT BLANC, BOTH IN SUMMER AND WINTER TIME
No Chamonix stay is complete without visiting the world-famous Mont Blanc. The Vallée Blanche is so renowned it even gave its name to a popular French pudding! What makes it so worth your while? Simply the fact that it is home to the most beautiful slopes on the planet. Of course, these are off-piste routes that only well-seasoned skiers can venture on, preferably in the company of a guide. Non-skiers, on the other hand, can explore the Mont Blanc on foot or on a snowshoe hike.
Do you wish to admire one of the highest peaks the Mont Blanc has to offer? Behold the iconic Aiguille du Midi! Embark on board one of the cable-car cabins that will take you all the way to the stars … to a height of 3842 metres (over 12,604 feet), no less!
While you are at the station, take a look at the exceptional panorama of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. One gaze takes you beyond the borders.
If you are wondering whether the Mont Blanc is only accessible in winter, it isn’t! Come summertime, the Mont Blanc becomes a hiker’s haven. Leisurely strolls, hiking, mountain biking, rafting… Visitors can enjoy countless activities! The Mont Blanc reveals its beauty regardless of the season.
WATERFALLS TO COOL-OFF IN THE SUMMER
Though they may not be the best idea in winter, waterfalls are a tourist’s delight in the summer. The Mont Blanc Valley boasts countless spots which are less than an hour’s walk away.
These include the Cascade du Dard, located a short distance away from the Mont Blanc Tunnel. At an altitude of 1233 metres (over 4045 feet), this waterfall is perfect for families with young children. Easy to access, its trail is relatively even and ideal for a cooling break.
For more energetic visitors, the Cascade de Bérard, close to the hamlet of Poyat in Vallorcine, towers at a height of 1420 metres (4659 feet). A short walk through the woods, in the heart of the Aiguilles Rouges, will lead you to this small corner of paradise. These falls’ impressive flow will charm all nature lovers out there.
CLIMBING UP TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD: VISIT THE GLACIERS
Do you wish to walk up and down every corner of the Valley? Come and explore the pristine white magnificence of the Chamonix glaciers. Once you get there, you will be astonished by the sheer number of hikes that await you. It is up to you – based on your preference and abilities – to select the best adventure amid this immaculate landscape!
Our advice? For a family-friendly hike, head to the Bossons Glacier. This 45-minute walk is 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) long, which is quite doable even for those of us who are not athletes! To get to the glacier, we can only recommend you take the Cerro trail, which will show you the wonders of Chamonix by passing through forest, rivers, and mountains.
CHAMONIX WILDLIFE: HEAD TO THE PARC DE MERLET
Chamonix is not just for skiers! Besides hikes and walks, visitors can also admire the area’s delightful flora and fauna. The animals of the Parc de Merlet enjoy their semi-freedom in a beautiful setting. The concept has little in common with a zoo and resembles a life-sized refuge. No bars or cages, instead, the animals come and go as they please. Guests get to see them in their natural habitat for the most intimate encounters.
What else makes the Parc de Merlet so special? The incredible view of the Mont Blanc that serves as its backdrop. A moment of pure pleasure for visitors of all ages!
Now it’s time for some well-deserved pampering! A restful break at Le Morgane Hotel’s spa will warm you up from the inside out. There’s nothing like it to help you fully relax and prevent muscle soreness!
Want to discover even more Chamonix activities? We are always happy to tell you all you need to know about the best spots in the area!