A BRIEF HISTORY
Chamonix has been in the spotlight for the last 250 years. The mysteries of the Mer de Glace and the challenge of conquering Mont Blanc have always fascinated the world. Take the Montenvers-Mer de Glace cog railway or the Aiguille du Midi cable car, where the 4-star Hotel & Spa is situated and discover the resort of Chamonix.
Chamonix and its valley developed along with the first conquests of the peaks, which were dominated by Mont Blanc. The intense infatuation for summer tourism, which led to the creation of luxury hotels and palaces, as well as the Montenvers-Mer de Glace cog railway, then the hosting of the Olympic Games opened the way to winter sports for everyone. A myriad of ski lifts was installed, including the world-famous Glaciers, Brévent and Aiguille du Midi cable cars.
For over 50 years, the legendary Chamonix Aiguille has been amazing visitors with a spectacular journey across a globally-acknowledged must-see site. It just takes 20 minutes for Europe’s highest cable car to scale over 2,700 m and reach the High Mountain panoramic terraces.
Year round, summit-bound mountaineers and visitors from across the world joyfully mix together. When the cable car arrives, visitors are instantly attracted by the “3842”, the 2nd highest restaurant in Europe, and the souvenir shop that overlooks the Hotel & Spa**** and Chamonix Mont Blanc.
Whether you visit in winter or summer, the Chamonix Mont Blanc 4-star Héliopic, facing the Aiguille du Midi cable car station, is the perfect place, after a hike, for enjoying absolute wellness, with its spa treatments and hotel restaurant. Located right at the very heart of the resort, the hotel is ideal for discovering the best of Chamonix.