Guest Testimonials

  • Exactly what I was looking for: a comfortable and relaxing place, made so by both the scenery/location, the personal attention/support provided to your stay and vacation intentions, and the comfort of the chalet itself. The feel is simply: it's your home too.
    Carol, september 2014
  • We had two wonderful days in this chalet. The hostes really made us feel welcome and taken care of. The breakfast she prepared was fresh and tasty. We enjoyed talking to her and the other guests and it felt like visiting a friend rather than just booking a room.
    Tone, September 2019
  • 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
  • Amazingly friendly and understanding staff, Comfortable sleeping area, Really clean, Honestly can't complain about anything.
    Daniel, September 2018
  • Amazingly friendly and welcoming staff. Breakfasts were great. Good location right near bus stop and/or just a short walk into the centre of town.
    Alice, February 2019
  • Enjoyed the casual atmosphere and would like to return in the future.
    Paul, July 2019
  • The location was perfect. Friendly staff and delicious breakfast. The chalet is small and the rooms compact. But it's just a few minutes walk into Chamonix and very close the the bus stop which serves most of the lifts. For the other lifts you just need to change bus or it's a short walk to the main...
    Susan, March 2018
  • Super clean, very comfortable house and extremly friendly owner, who makes delightful breakfast. Highly recommended place!
    Aurelija, September 2019
    

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

Nightlife

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

Shopping

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