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Location, Climate:
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or simply called Chamonix is a popular ski resort in southeast France. It is situated in the region of Rhone-Alpes and features very cold winters due to its high altitude. If you are planning to ski or snowboard in Chamonix, it is best to book a discount hotel between November and April. Find the best selection of discount hotels online.

Brief History:
The first recorded history of Chamonix began in 1091 when the Count of Genevois granted the city to the Benedictine house, Saint Michael’s Abbey, located near Turin. The Benedictine abbey had already built a priory in that area during the 13th century. The inhabitants gained freedom from the priests of Sallanches who gained in control of the Chamonix in 1519.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
There is a wide variety of events held in Chamonix every year so choose what suits your interest. If you are into science fairs, then you should definitely attend the Festival des Sciences de la Terre et de ses Hommes (Festival of Science, Earth and its People) in May. There are many amazing sights you can see in Chamonix including the Mer de Glace (Ice Sea), which is one of Europe's largest glaciers, and can be seen best by riding the Montenvers rack railway. Another popular attraction is the Crystal Museum which has an excellent collection of crystals.

Transportation:
The best way to tour around Chamonix is by riding the cable cars which offer spectacular views of the mountains. Another great option is by riding the Montblanc Tramway that reaches Nid d'aigle. Taxis are perfect for short trips.

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