Valley in E France, north of Mont Blanc: a resort area of the French Alps.
Webster's New World
A town in the département of Haute-Savoie.
A town of eastern France at the foot of Mont Blanc. A major center for skiing and mountaineering, it hosted the first Winter Olympics (1924).
Chamonix Sentence Examples
On the north is the valley of Chamonix, and on the east the head of the valley of Aosta.
The first ascent was made in 1786 by two Chamonix men, Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel Paccard, and the second in 1787 by Balmat with two local men.
The ascent from Chamonix is now frequently made in summer (rarely in winter also), but, owing to the great height of the mountain, the view is unsatisfactory, though very extensive (Lyons is visible).
In the main chain the two longest are both 94 m., the Mer de Glace at Chamonix and the Gorner at Zermatt.
It will be observed from this table that it is not often that a greater slope of snow-covered mountain side is observable in the Himalaya than that which is afforded by the familiar view of Mont Blanc from Chamonix.