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    Aiguille du Midi , Chamonix
    4.7
    Aiguille du Midi, translated as “Needle of the Noon,” pokes the sky with the point of its peak. The sun passes over the summit at exactly noo
    Tours from $70
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    Brevent Cable Car , Chamonix
    4.6
    Brevent Cable Car offers 2,525 m (8,284 ft) views from Planpraz to the Le Brevent summit. The system was rebuilt four times, in four differen
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    Vallee Blanche , Chamonix
    4.6
    Catch some powder at Vallee Blanche, where the snowboards and skis swoosh by fast on the ground  while the aerial tramway swings overhead. If
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    4.5
    Aiguille des Grands Montets is the home of the most difficult pistes in Europe. If you’re ready to strap on a snowboard, then try out the boa
    Tours from $184
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    Lac Blanc , Chamonix
    4.7
    Lac Blanc is a glacial runoff lake with cold, pure waters that reflect the peaks in a mirrored pool. It's best known for its hiking, so wear 
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    Where to stay in Chamonix

    Chamonix and its villages offer accommodations ranging from basic and cheap, to luxurious and extremely expensive. For easy access to the best ski facilities in the area, book your rooms at one of the resort's luxury hotels. Staying in Chamonix itself allows you to explore a range of restaurants, bars, shops, and clubs, while quiet village lodges provide more privacy, as well as access to smaller and less crowded ski areas. Out-of-town B&Bs also provide a quick link to the nearby resorts in Italy and Switzerland.
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