Chamonix, the enchanting alpine town at the base of stunning Mont Blanc, is a mecca for adventurous families. Thanks to well-positioned family accommodation, the outdoor fun starts right on your doorstep. Plus, with temperatures regularly reaching 30°c, you'll explore spectacular mountain landscapes with the sun on your face. There are endless exciting things to do in Chamonix and we've picked out ten of the best.

chamonix water rafting

1/10  Water rafting

Come rain or shine, water rafting is the perfect summer activity for families. Surfing the glacial melt waters of Chamonix’s Arve river is the perfect way to cool off on a hot day. Or on a rainy day, you won’t worry about getting wet so it’s the ideal activity choice! Children from 8 years can cruise along the river through the town centre waving at passers-by, while teens will want to tackle the Dora Baltea in Italy – the highest grade river in Europe – on a half or full day adventure. And at the end of all that, head back to the rafting base for a welcome warm shower.

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Parc du Mont Blanc apartment

parc-du-mont-blanc-apartment-chamonixFamilies with older kids will love everything about Parc du Mont Blanc apartment. It has an unbeatable central location. It's adjacent to Chamonix’s lively Jazz club and has two separate mezzanine snugs – one for retreating up the ladder to watch TV and another for sleeping. The apartment has a true chalet feel and also benefits from a large sunny terrace overlooking Mont Blanc.

Price from £1070 a week

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