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Travel To Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

JOIN THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE ON AN ALPINE ADVENTURE

JANUARY 16-22, 2023



THE TRIP

Skiers and non-skiers alike are welcome to join in this week-long discovery of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps! In addition to enjoying winter activities and scenery, we’ll learn about the history, architecture, geology, cuisine and traditions of the Haute Savoie region.

During our six day mountain getaway, we will visit the highest peak in Europe and stay at the iconic, newly-renovated Hôtel Gustavia (also famous for its Après Ski). The trip includes all breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners, offering an array of local specialties in unique establishments, from casual to gourmet.

This unique adventure is perfect for people who like to travel with a spirit of exploration, looking to discover one of the most legendary winter wonderlands in the world. Skier and snowboard price includes 5 day gear rental and pass. Land only, airfare not included.

WHERE WE'LL GO AND WHAT WE'LL SEE

We’ll rendez-vous in the hotel lobby in Chamonix, followed by a walking tour of the town in English to get acquainted with our new locale, and then enjoy a traditional fondue dinner among friends.

Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy three days on some of the most famous slopes in the world, le Brévent, les Grands Montets, Argentière, while non-skiers will discover the famous red train on a visit to the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) and other sites.

All together, we’ll catch a cable car to L’Aiguille du Midi for a visit and lunch at the highest restaurant in Europe, 3,842 meters above sea level. Night-time snowshoeing and a local cheese tasting will awaken your senses but one of the highlights is sure to be a morning at the thermal baths whose healing powers will soothe even the sorest muscles. Spend our last day skiing, shopping or au repos before our final dinner together at the Michelin-starred Albert 1er. Bon voyage!

PRICE

$3,500 per non-skier
$4,000 per skier/snowboarder
Single Supplement: $800

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Hotel: Six nights in three-star Langley Hotel Gustavia. Most rooms are double occupancy, with singles available for a supplement (see below); all rooms are non-smoking and have private baths.
  • Food: All breakfast provided in hotel; four lunches and four dinners organized for the group are included in tour price.
  • Transportation: all transportation in Chamonix, from start of tour to end of tour, and transportation for tour activities.
  • English-speaking professional tour guide for city walking tour and museums.
  • Museum & cheese-tasting admissions: all museum and collection admissions for tour activities; all tour guides.


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation between Chamonix and participant’s point of origin or return transportation from Chamonix to participant’s final destination.
  • Ground travel: Any ground transportation other than that described above.
  • Other Meals: Any meals other than those organized by the tour described above.
  • Other: Any services not specifically identified under “What’s Included?”above.


ELIGIBILITY AND RESERVATIONS

All participants must be at least 21 years of age, be eligible to enter France (at time of publishing, France requires American tourists to be vaccinated against COVID-19) and able to walk some distance. Reservations will be taken by the Alliance Française on a first-come, first-served basis. Total participation is limited to 20 people.

The price for the trip is $4,000 per skier/snowboarder and $3,500 per person (Single Supplement: $800). To sign up, please complete a Registration Form and submit it with a $500 payment to Alliance Française, before August 31, 2022. A partially refundable deposit of $2,000 ($2,800 with Single Supplement deposit) is due no later than Friday, October 15, 2022; the balance must be paid no later than Wednesday, December 1, 2022.

You may call or e-mail for a Registration Form, or you may download one here.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

If you cancel prior to October 15, 2022, Alliance Française will refund your deposit, less a $400-per-person cancellation fee. No refunds for participant cancellation will be made after October 15, 2022.

All participants must sign and return Waiver and Release of Liability forms, which will be mailed to you after we receive the deposit and completed reservation form. No reservation will be considered complete until Alliance Française has received these signed forms.

Alliance Française reserves the right at all times to cancel all or part of the tour and refund appropriate monies paid by the participant, without further liability. For this reason, we strongly encourage participants to not make non-refundable travel reservations until we have confirmed that the tour will take place. We strongly encourage all participants to purchase travel insurance when booking airfare.

FAQ

  • How do I get to Chamonix to meet the group?

Chamonix is approximately 1 hour from the Geneva airport or 2 hours from the Lyon airport.  You can book a ticket on a shuttle bus here.  Chamonix is also accessible via train and Hotel Gustavia is directly across from the train station.  If you would like us to help you, please just call or email AFMSP! 

 

  • I don’t ski or snowboard but I would like to learn, is that possible?

Bien sûr!  Ski or snowboard lessons can be arranged.  The cost of any lessons is not included in the group trip price and is at the expense of the participant.

 

  • I would rather bring my own skis or snowboard.

If you decide to bring your own gear, you can do so at your own expense.  The price of the trip will still remain the Skier/Snowboarder rate which also includes the 5-day lift pass.