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20 Feb 2016

Chamonix Accommodation
Chamonix reached enjoyed its golden age at the conclusion of the 19th century. It was an important stop around the grand tour of Europe, alongside Paris, Rome and Venice. Along drawn adventurers, scientists and Romantic poets. The centre of Chamonix on the turn of the 20th century had farms plus the grand hotels. Along with the town held the inaugural winter Olympics in 1924.

Chamonix Chalets
However, with the two great wars Chamonix lost some of its shine. Some of the grand hotels went bust and also the town entered into an extended decline.

With the opening from the Mont Blanc tunnel in the 60s linking Chamonix to Italy Chamonix again appeared on the map. And also the advent of extreme skiing, and with pioneers such as Sylvain Saudan, Chamonix was firmly back into the spotlight.

However, it was mainly ski bums and hardy mountaineers who frequented Chamonix during those times. The town had a good amount of spit and sawdust pubs, and besides tacky souvenir shops, there is a plethora of mountaineering shops. Recently, however, the town has begun to change.

There is a lot of investment in Chamonix and its environs. The public places are already smartened up, the lift systems upgraded plus much more of an effort has been given to encourage tourists to Chamonix. Not is the town happy to just sit on its laurels because home of Mont Blanc.

Along with the town undergoing a facelift with boutique shopping and stylish bars, so too contains the Chamonix accommodation. There is now lots of different accommodation choices from smart hotels by way of luxury catered chalets. And consequently Chamonix has started to attract the type of clientele that before it could only dream of.


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