In March I went to visit one of my oldest friends and spent 48 hours in Chamonix. This was my first time in a snow destination and it was unbelievable to see the Alpes in person. Although I was amongst all the cool snow activities, I did not have the skills (or the cash!) to participate, but my 48 hours in Chamonix was jam packed nonetheless.
As you will see from my 1 minute video, I just enjoyed the sunshine, walking around the village, eating good food and meeting new people. There is a huge community of expats there all having a good time up the mountains, which I had no idea about. Most of the people that I met during my 48 hours in Chamonix were from the UK and they were either working in Chalets or in bars. There was a really lovely family buzz about the place and it made me want to do a season… even though I would be completely useless when it came to the main event which is the sports.
Although, this place is not just for winter time. If you want to spend 48 hours in Chamonix in the summer, you totally can (so I’m told). By now the white, frozen landscape has turned to crystal clear lakes and beautiful green forests. People go over during the warmer months to swap their skiis for hiking boots to explore the mountains and even go swimming!
The best way to spend 48 hours in Chamonix is to fly to Geneva, Switzerland and go from there. You could base yourself in the Swiss capital and do a day trip to the popular resort, like the ones above. An even better option is to find an Airbnb in Chamonix, France and enjoy the cosy little village by foot or the public buses (and it will be way cheaper than staying in Switzerland). I recommend checking out Flixbus (cheapest!), OuiBus or AlpyBus for getting from Geneva to Chamonix. As always, the further in advance, the better the price.
If you have any questions about getting the best price deals for your 48 hours in Chamonix, please feel free to get in touch. I’m always happy to help. If you liked this post and were thinking of more European destinations, check out my 48 hours in Brussels or the Cost of a Weekend in Paris.
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