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Argentière

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Savoie

Village of Haute-Savoie, Argentière is part of the town of Chamonix. Mountain resort, it is particularly part of the Grands Montets ski area located in the Mont-Blanc. Connected to Vallorcine but also to Switzerland not far, the village is dominated by the glacier Argentière and the Col des Montets.

This mountain resort is very popular in winter by skiers and other winter sports, but also in summer. The Argentière village is indeed on the way around Mont Blanc is popular with mountain hikers. Located close to the nature reserve of the Aiguilles Rouges, the site enjoys an exceptional nature and absolutely magical views.

Argentière also has an interesting architectural heritage that bears witness to the antiquity of the village and its anchoring in the Savoyard tradition. Charming and very family he attracted all kinds of visitors, from families to couples who wish to enjoy the benefits of the mountains and discover the mysteries of this region.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArgentière
Postcode74400
Latitude45.9839860 (N 45° 59’ 2”)
Longitude6.9268730 (E 6° 55’ 37”)
PrefectureAnnecy (109 km, 1h20)
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
RegionAlps

Nearest cities & towns

Vallorcine7.2 km (8 min)
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc8.9 km (13 min)
Les Houches16.7 km (19 min)
Servoz22 km (24 min)
Passy31 km (33 min)
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains32 km (34 min)
Saint-Nicolas-de-Véroce33 km (38 min)

Things to see and do

Located in the Mont Blanc, the village of Argentière is a jewel in a natural setting of luxury. Visitors from around the world are scrambling to discover the beauty and the traditional heritage of the Haute-Savoie.

Built in the eighteenth century, the Saint-Pierre d'Argentière church is one of the most interesting sights of the village. It is also one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the Chamonix valley. Inspired by the nearby Italian style, it has a beautiful golden tabernacle straight from Venice and a table of the Adoration of the Magi. Baroque statues of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, are not lacking either charm. Its cemetery contains the graves of many great French mountain guides. Nearby, one can also admire the Protestant church built in the early twentieth century. The latter is entirely of wood. On

Argentière, you can take the cable car up the Grands Montets. This ski area can enjoy the ski slopes and to learn about different winter sports in a warm and family atmosphere.

Hiking trails abound departing from Argentière, like those who go down to the lake Blanc, the Aiguilles Rouges, or the circus of Argentière glacier. The village also has some beautiful climbing sites like Tournoir. The village of Argentière

present today in the eyes of visitors to historic hotels, the ones Glacier and Bellevue, which show a tourist activity that dates back to the early twentieth century.

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Events and festivities

From early July to early September, Argentière hosts a weekly Sunday morning market with local products, fresh fruit or cheese and cold cuts.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing lessons
Sports sensations33 € to 59 € Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (8.1 km)
Maiden paraglider flight over the Caribbean islands
Sports sensations85 € to 165 € Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (21 km)
Guided hike in the North Alps
Sports sensations20 € to 180 € Domancy (22 km)
Canyoning all year with a guide
Sports sensations45 € Morillon (22 km)
Maiden paraglider flight by Mont Blanc
Sports sensations110 € Les Gets (28 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Hike to Chalet du glacier des Bossons
HikeEasy1h45Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (11.5 km)
Hike to Chalet des Pyramides
HikeEasy2h55Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (11.5 km)
Hike : Lac de Pormenaz
HikeIntermediate3h25Passy (14.9 km)
Montée au refuge de Moëde Anterne
HikeAthletic4h00Passy (14.9 km)
Climb to the Désert de Platé
HikeEasy5h15Passy (16.4 km)

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