5 days in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains & Chamonix Itinerary

5 days in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains & Chamonix Itinerary

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5 days in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Chamonix
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

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Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pile Pont Expo, head outdoors with Domaine Skiable de Saint-Gervais, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mont d'Arbois Ski Area, then hit the slopes at Station de Ski les Saisies, and then make a trip to Col des Aravis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Saint-Gervais-les-Bains trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Chambéry-Savoie Airport, Grenoble-Isère Airport and Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Chamonix.

Things to do in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Col des Aravis, Mont d'Arbois Ski Area, Station de Ski les Saisies
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Domaine Skiable de Saint-Gervais ©
Domaine Skiable de Saint-Gervais
Col des Aravis ©
Col des Aravis
Église Saint-Nicolas de Véroce ©

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Chamonix

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, and finally relax in the rural setting at Elevage de Saint Bernard du pays du Mont-Blanc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): get outside with Compagnie du Mont Blanc, take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille des Grands Montets, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and finally stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix road trip site .

Traveling by train from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains to Chamonix takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc