Guest Testimonials

  • The food was absolutely fantastic and all the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The place is kept spotlessly clean but you are made to feel the place is yours.
    James S, March 2012
  • I was lucky enough to get to spend three nights at Chalet Les Pelerins on a quick trip to Chamonix while in Europe for work. The place was cozy and had all the basic amenities you'd need, and the breakfasts and dinner I experienced were all great.
    Alison H, May 2015
  • The chalet is spotless and spacious with generous views of the Alps. David proved to be an excellent host and will go out all the way to make sure you are at home. Highly recommended place to stay in Chamonix.
    Indushanti, July 2012
  • We were 3 couples staying for 4 nights and had the top floor. We had a wondurful time at Chalet Les Pelerins. The stay were very comfortable with great food, great service, great tips for skiing and relaxing baths in the outdoor hottub.Thanks David, Lindsay and Jim for making our weekend trip to Cha...
    Johan B, February 2015
  • We spend some wonderful days in Chamonix. Staying at the Chalet les Pelerins was one of the reasons that our vacation was great. The place is comfortable, clean, and adorable. The staff, Lynsay in particular, was so helpful in every way.
    Mimi J, June 2014
  • The food was fantastic, the rooms clean and comfortable. David the chalet owner was very helpful and kindly provided us with rucksacks and harnesses to do the Valle Blanche which was wonderful.
    George H, March 2012
  • The chalet is clean, comfortable and well maintained with a roaring log fire in the lounge/dining room. Tasty, home cooked meals are served with tea and cake available in the late afternoon. Even the most voracious skier is left sated.
    Hill, March 2012
  • The staff are very welcoming and immediately make you feel at home. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and food is very good.
    Sue G, March 2012

Town Centre

Cafes and Restaurants

As you would expect from a French ski resort there are some excellent places to wine and dine in town centre. Many of the restaurants focus on the traditional Haute Savoie cuisine although there also quite a few other culinary styles represented.

Here are a few of our favourite spots:

  • Munchies: Nice little restaurant on Rue des Moulins with a very international menu with Asian, French and Swedish dishes
  • Moo bar: Happy bar with great atmosphere and great burgers
  • Bizes: Funky dining in the heart of Chamonix – brilliant food cooked on a Barbeque.
  • La Tablée: Our favourite restaurant for our cheese fix! Traditional savoyard food well cooked.
  • MBC: Lively Canadian bar which serves ‘pub grub’ including their famous MBC Burgers


Chamonix has a varied and vibrant nightlife with everything from on piste bars, live bands, wine bars, pubs and clubs. Here is a selection:

  • Chambre Neuf: One of the best spots for Apres Ski in Chamonix with a lively band most days.
  • Les Caves: Upmarket Chamonix bar & nightclub. Regular DJs and live bands play on various nights
  • Bar du Moulin: Warm and welcoming little bar
  • Cha Cha Cha: A lovely wine shop/bar on the main street which offers wine tastings
  • L´ Amnesia: Cheesy nightclub, one of the few places in Chamonix that stays open late


Chamonix has a superb selection of outdoor shops and a passable selection of fashion and souvenir shops. One of our favourite shops is the famous Snell located on the main street. No trip to Chamonix would be complete without the obligatory trip to Snell’s to marvel at the vast array of kit they have available. Whatever mountain sports you are into there is sure to be a shop which will interested you. If there is anything in particular you are looking for have a chat to the chalet staff and we will be able to point you in the right direction.

For food shopping there are a number of smaller supermarkets in Chamonix centre and 2 larger supermarkets – Super U on Rue Joseph Vallot and Carrefour on Route Blanche. If you have access to a car there is a huge Carrefour down in Sallanches which is better value for money.

Other Things to Do

Chamonix also has a great range of other indoor activities for those days when the mountain doesn’t look so appealing!

  • Aiglons Spa: The spa in the Aiglons hotel just down the road from the Chalet is a great place to relax. For a small fee you can make use of the spa facilities including sauna, steam room, heated outdoor pool and hot tub with views of Mont Blanc
  • Alpine Museum: The Alpine Museum is a great place to come and learn about the history of Alpinism in the Chamonix valley
  • Bowling: There is an indoor bowling alley near the Cham Sud bus stop
  • Cinema: The Chamonix cinema plays a selection of films in both French and English
  • Sports centre: The sports centre has a great gym, swimming pool, sports hall, ice rink and climbing wall