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Posted on Monday 08th May 2017 | Steve Thomas

Why Chamonix is the perfect destination for summer 2017

Have you made plans yet for your summer 2017 holiday? With the late Spring Bank holiday only a few weeks away now is the perfect time to be making plans.

Chamonix is a gorgeous destination all year round, but the summer offers an especially tempting set of experiences.

If it’s picture postcard surroundings that float your boat, it doesn’t get much better than this; Chamonix is close to the magnificent Mont Blanc, which dominates the landscape, and is surrounded by some of the Alps’ most breath-taking peaks.

Unsullied wildflower meadows and traditional Alpine farming traditions including cowbell wearing cows complete the scene, making it a great place for keen walkers and climbers to exercise their passion.

Those feeling particularly adventurous could even add climbing Mont Blanc to their agenda; it’s a real bucket-list achievement but it’s not one for the faint of heart. A good understanding of climbing and navigation is recommended, as well as taking weather conditions into account.

It’s an outdoorsy place, but Chamonix isn’t all get-up-and-go. With temperatures in the region of 20°C in July and August, there’s plenty of scope for relaxing, ice cream in hand.

For something more substantial, the town also boasts some pretty special restaurant options, including Le Panier des 4 Saisons for an evening treat, or the well regarded Poco Loco for delicious burgers at any time of day.

Chamonix is of course a popular Winter destination, but takes on a completely different vibe in the Summer, and is a draw for those seeking the thrill of a climbing adventure, as well as those who enjoy things on two wheels, on those simply wanting to walk, and take in the very best this Alpine region has to offer.

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