A 10 minute walk along the riverside takes you directly to the Tennis Club which has 14 outdoor tennis courts and 2 indoor courts. As with all of the outdoor facilities of Chamonix you get to practice your chosen sport with an amazing backdrop, the clubhouse allows those not participating to sit and watch whilst enjoying a drink or a great meal from their restaurant.
A growing passion within the area with many of the ski lifts taking bikes up the mountain allowing some fantastic descents with many marked routes throughout the valley.
It goes without saying there is some amazing walking and hiking to be had in Chamonix from gentle walks along the balcons at either altitude or along the valley bottom to more strenuous hike there are some amazing sights to be seen – a night in a mountain hut is certainly an experience not to be missed.
One of the must do things in Chamonix a tandem jump from Plan Praz with give you the most amazing views of the area
Get up close and personal to the glaciers, see for yourself at first hand the beauty of the ice and the venerability of the glaciers.
Quote from one of our guests “the most amazing 15 minutes” viewing the Mont Blanc Massive for yourself understanding the full enormity of the range
The perfect way to relax after a days activities, the masseuse will come to the chalet to rub away all of the aches and pains – a full range of massages available
If you want to get away there are fantastic natural thermal spas in both Italy and Switzerland both about 45 minutes drive from the chalet.
The highest cable car in Europe gives you amazing views towards Mont Blanc and enables you to watch the skiers setting off for the Vallee Blanche
Take you to the other side of the Mont Blanc massive and to the end of the Vallee Blanche a lovely old rack and pinion railway line takes you around the side of the mountain at the top of which there is an old Hotel where drinks and food is available along with an Ice Grotto, and several Museums.
Just further along the riverside from the Tennis Club is the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon which offers:
Swimming pools both indoors and outdoor swimming pools with children's activities (boys need to bring their speedos!!!!!! as males are not allowed into public swimmimng baths in France unless they are wearing proper swimming trunks, shorts are not permitted), ice rink, squash courts, gymnasium, climbing wall, sauna, hammam, and solarium.
Planards Leisure Park - on the edge of town this adventure park offers a whole range of activities to keep the children happy from trampolening, to a summer luge run to an adventure play ground
White water rafting, hydrospeeding, canoying, climbing, horseriding
Chamonix is based on the boarder of both Italy and Switzerland, and as such makes it an ideal base to visit many areas of interest, Geneva, Annecy can all be reached in approximately an hour whilst Milan, Chambery, Lyon and Grenoble are within a two hour drive
A number of companies around Chamonix offer children's adventure clubs available either daily or on a weekly basis these clubs take children through a number of different activities from climbing, mountain biking to rafting - allowing Mum and Dad time to relax.
We will happily organise any of the above on your behalf.