Boy, if you're into the great outdoors then Chamonix (population
10,000) is the place for you. It's late June and the place is
bustling. Hang-gliders are hang-gliding and ski
lifts are whisking mountain bikers, mountain climbers and
day hikers up the mountains. With the backdrop of the magnificent
snow-clad Mont Blanc it's no wonder Chamonix hosted the 1924
Winter Olympics. Chamonix isn't a high-end resort with fancy
shops lining the streets but,
I've never seen so many sporting goods stores. There must be
at least 25 stores selling
mountaineering, hiking, and skiing gear--easily the most seen
at any ski resort visited. The downtown
shopping area is compact and
Is this place
hopping or is it dead in the summer?
a happening place.
Is there a lake
and/or golf course in town?
course on the edge of town.
car the only option?
service from France or Switzerland
will bring you to city center as well as bus service from Geneva.
Does the place
a valley but it's wide enough.
Lots of choices
for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
seem to be that many hotels (especially high-end).
Could I spend
a whole summer here or would I get bored?
would be possible.