Mont Blanc and Chamonix
This is the prettiest place I have ever been to in France. If you go anywhere near the Alps I urge you to visit Mont Blanc and Chamonix. Chamonix is typical skiing town in France where Mont Blanc is situated, I have never been to a skiing town before but I feel in love with the chalets and the atmosphere.
Chamonix was very expensive for food wise as you can imagine for a skiing resort but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants for you to choose from. I would really like to come back here in the Winter because I can imagine it being beautiful and have a really lively atmosphere.
Normally I hate busy places for example London, however I felt at home here and I felt very relaxed walking around the cobbled streets, even in the summer season, so I would recommend this town if you prefer somewhere that’s not fast paced but still busy. You can also see Mont Blanc from here too.
For €58,50 you can go up Mont Blanc (3777m) up to the Aiguille du Midi and witness the best views you could ever imagine, Pictures really do not give this place justice.
There are two cables cars included in the price and free access to the ‘step into the void’. The Step into the void is a glass ‘box’ with a sheer drop down from the summit of Mont Blanc. It’s 100% safe but I can’t promise that you won’t loose your stomach if you look straight down!
The two cable car rides to the summit are not long at all, so if cable cars are not really your thing then I wouldn’t let it stop you from going to the top. After the first cable car there is a area where you can walk around and have a picnic as well as a restaurant which wasn’t too expensive.
The only thing I will say is that I suffered from altitude sickness when I was in the void area because it was so high. This is the view from the restaurant looking up at the cable car.
The only downside to this is that you are given a 2 hour slot which you can only get down from the top after the two hours, which is not nice if your feeling unwell from altitude sickness like my brother, but the rest of my family and I manged to fill the two hours very quickly as there is plenty to see, let’s be honest I don’t think you could ever get bored of looking at this.