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is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

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is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

Hi,

We will be staying in February Les Praz de Chamonix on the west side of Chamonix and want to know where is a normal priced supermarket. We'll have our car there so driving to it is not a problem, if parking is possible?

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1. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

You have three main shopping options:

-Super U in Les Houches. Furthest from Les Praz but large selection and normal prices. There is parking here but it can get very busy and fuel is cheapest in the valley.

-Super U in Chamonix centre. Closest to Les Praz but right in the middle of Chamonix. There is parking but the lane to access it can get very busy. I have been caught in near gridlock in this car park on many an occasion. Parking is free for an hour if you validate your ticket inside the store.

-Carrefour Market on the outskirts of Chamonix (to the south). This only opened at the start of December but is already proving popular. Large free car park and good selection inside. Fuel is available but there can be long queues for the pumps as there are only 4 pumps.

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2. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

Thank you: very usefull info.

As I read more replies of you, being an expert of the region I want to ask you what you advise? Or Chamonix Unlimited or Le pass, because of price diffference fo 6 or 7 days? Once I want to go up the Grands Montets, most probably not skiing only to have a look. we are fairly good skiers but do not want to have to look for a guide or ski on very difficut terrain which is not groomed.

As we will onlyski for a week, I thought not spending too much time in cars to go to Courmayeur or even Verbier or is it something you must not have missed?

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3. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

I think you will have enough skiing even if you have just the Le Pass. If you want to go up to the Aiguille du Midi then you can buy a single ticket.

The same goes for Courmayeur, if you want to go here for a day you will have to pay for the tunnel and lift pass. In Courmayeur you can buy quite short term passes too. I think the shortest is a 3 hour pass.

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4. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

thank you, do you know prices or shall I contact tourist office??

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5. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

Near the bottom of this page is some good info:

chamonix.net/english/…lift_systems.htm

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6. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

The 3 nearest both I would think you need to drive to or at least use the bus or train.

IN Chamonix

In the Hotel Alpina shopping mall there is a Casino this has loads of choice for food drinks etc

Around the corner is a U-marche again loads of choice.

3rd and probably too far is a small U-marche in Argentiere, not as much choice etc but you can live out of it

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7. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

thanks !

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8. Re: is there a supermarket in or around Les Praz de Chamonix

There is also a little grocery in Les Praz which is useful for milk, eggs, veg, cheese, wine etc. In season it's open 7-7 or sometimes later, non-stop. Out of season it closes 12-4.

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