Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, French Alps, France, Europe by Gavin Hellier for Stocksy United

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix, Haute Savoie, French Alps, France, Europe

Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924. The commune's population of around 9,800 ranks 865th within the country of France. 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 is known as the "gateway to the European Cascades." The north side of the summit of Mont Blanc, and therefore the summit itself are part of the village of Chamonix.

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