I had a friend ask me if I wanted to road trip 8 hours south into France, and I obviously said YES, because why the hell not! Chamonix is still one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Picture perfect beyond belief. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that places like this actually exist.
The whole time I was in Chamonix, I felt like I was in a fairytale-mountain town that wasn’t real.
If you told me “Chamonix is on the eastern border of France near Switzerland and Italy’, I would have just nodded and pretended I knew what you were talking about. So you’re welcome for the visual aid above! The small town sits on the bottom of Mount Blanc (highest mountain in the alps) so you can imagine the views you get from the quaint downtown area.
As if the views from the bottom were not satisfying, we bought a round trip gondola ticket for 60 euro (70 USD) to ride up to the very top of “Aiguille du Midi”. To be honest, I thought the price was a little steep (pun intended) but TRUST me when I tell you, It is worth it & I would have paid double.
Plan to spend a few hours at the top because you won’t want to come down. We stayed at the summit for 3 hours, ate lunch & took way too many pictures for my memory card to store. There are so many different terraces at the top of the mountain that give you breathtaking views of the alps from every angle.
Last but not least, Step into the Void!
The void is a glass skybox at 9,842 feet high with 360 degree views of the Alps. We waited in line for 1 hour & it was well worth the wait! Entry into the glass box is at no additional charge and is included in the gondola ticket we paid for at the bottom of the mountain. Staff members are facilitating the line into the Void and offer to take pictures with your phone/camera which is a BONUS & a basic girl’s dream.
Do yourself a favor & visit Chamonix, France. Walk around the adorable downtown village, experience the alps from the top of Aiguille du Midi, step into the glass void, take pictures & enjoy the view . Life is way better when your 13,000 feet up. You’re Welcome