In the heart of the Mont Blanc massif in one of its 7 valleys, discover the village of Les Contamines-Montjoie and its destination. Winter and summer a stay in this village in the heart of the Val Montjoie is certainly sign of successful holidays
The direct proximity of Mont Blanc offers Les Contamines an exceptional snow coverage during the winter season. A snow and a geographical position between 1200 and 2500m of altitude which allows to carry out many activities between village and skiable area. Try on alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing or for a magical moment in sled dogs.
The village of Les Contamines is the departure of many activities in Summer to discover the mountain full of life. The municipality of Contamines has the incredible chance to shelter the nature reserve of the Comtamines-Monjoie, a reserve where you can cross marmot and chamois during a hike on the way to the Jovet lakes and the cascade of black combe. On foot, on mountain bike or on horseback, the Contamines in Summer are a sumptuous destination.
Since the Roman period when Les Contamines was the crossroads of a Roman road linking Genève in Switzerland to Aosta in Italy, the village has changed. The place is now made to discover the riches of this region.
The Val Montjoie Valley is the south-western edge of the Mont Blanc massif and is one of the seven valleys around the summit of Mont Blanc. The only access road is Saint-Gervais-les-Bains from the valley of the Arve, the village of Contamines-Montjoie is the last village of the valley.
The bottom of the valley where the village of Contamines is located extends between 1,100 and 3,892 meters above sea level, many summits are easily accessible by the ski lifts of the ski area. The summits of the ski area offer an excellent panorama the starting point of many treks that can be extended to higher peaks.