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Chamonix..... nice or not!!!

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Chamonix..... nice or not!!!

My husband wants to return to Chamonix in June, he has not been there for 35 years so I guess things will have changed! Looking at pictures on the web, it seems to be quite a sprawling place now and not that pretty???!!! Maybe I would prefer somewhere more quaint that has retained its original feel but still has a few places to eat etc. Can anyone suggest villages nearby Chamonix that would fit the bill?

many thanks.

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1. Re: Chamonix..... nice or not!!!

Chamonix is a large small town , if that makes sense.

I woiuld stay in Argentiere, 6kms up the valley. We have owned an appartment there for 17years and it has not changed. It is still 2 streets and a few shops and restaurants.

if you have a car travelling around is really easy. If not there are buses and trains, but they do stop at 7pm or there abouts.

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2. Re: Chamonix..... nice or not!!!

I'd second Argentiere, though it's handy to have a car there, or Les Praz which is also very pretty and much closer to Chamonix - about a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. There's a few nice hotels there including the Eden


and four or five restaurants.

A few hundred metres from Les Praz is Les Bois which has the very charming and traditional La Prairie hotel - can't find a pic online but a review here


and a lovely restaurant - Le Sarpe

June's a great time to go, I'm sure you'll have a wonderful trip.

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