Chamonix , is one of the hot spots of the French Alps and is just a train ride from Paris. Better known for its ski slopes, many people never seem to fully appreciate the nightlife available here unless you have had the pleasure of experiencing it yourself. There are many things that are worth doing in this resort that never sleeps.
If you like a flutter, you should certainly check out one the Casinos. They have slots galore, but don’t bother wasting your time on these, the real fun is in the tables and the card games held there every night. There have been people who have been in the casino for the better part of night without even realizing how much time has passed. Casino de Chamonix is one such place located on the Rhone Alps, the address of the casino is 12 Place Saussure Chamonix, Rhone Alps, 74400 France. The casino has 82 slots and 10 table games and it’s open from 2100 hrs to 0300 hrs.
If casinos aren’t your thing, that is not a problem with a town like Chamonix. There are also arcades that are referred to as game-rooms. These are some of the best in all of France and have all the popular games at hand. This is a place that can bring out the child in everyone. There is also a modern bowling alley that has the alleys open for most of the night and offers eight lanes and a billiard tables to show the skills of those that are willing to put them up on display.
With its huge collection of restaurants and bars, the nightlife in Chamonix is some of the best the French Alps has to offer. The most famous club is La Cantina, which offers different DJ’s each night. It’s pretty small and can get over-crowded and sweaty.
Le Privilege is a bar located on Rues de Moulins. This is one of the chicest bars in Chamonix with it’s Africantheme, wood décor and jet-set crowd.
For a quite evening by the river you should make a call at the O’Byrne’s Inn, located in the center of Chamonix. They are famous for their Irish malt whiskeys.
However, the most talked about bar in Chamonix is the MBC or Micro Brasserie de Chamonix. It’s not just a bar but Micro Brewery. The food served here is excellent and well known for its home cooking and world flavors.
If you’ve come to Chamonix for a romantic skiing holiday, then maybe hearing thumping music until 5am isn’t your thing. There is plenty of magic to be found at one of the many candlelit restaurants in Chamonix.
La Maison Carrier is a restaurant that belongs to the Hameau de Albert Premier hotel group. This is a traditional French restaurant with a good ambience. One can have a good three course meal for something between 22 to 40 euros.
Restaurant Les Lanchers is a great restaurant that is located at Les Praz de Chamonix. This is a good restaurant with a bar attached and you can make a choice between having your meals on the terrace or indoors. Their specialties are Italian French and Savoyard, in addition to the local food. A three-course meal will set you back by 26 euros.
Another restaurant at Las Praz is the Hotel Eden Restaurant, located at a distance not far from the Flegere cable car station. Their menu is influenced by the modern French and they have an attached bar with terrace option. A three course meal here will cost you 40 euros.
If you are in a mood for an excellent up beat grill then you should move up to the center of Chamonix where you will encounter the Goophy’s Grill. This place doesn’t serve the local specialties, but you can have something for as little as 28 euros. Interested also in skiing in Sicily? Arrivare Sicilia or skiing in France?.
Many have been to ski slopes of the Alps, but going to Chamonix will give you so much more. With a city like Chamonix you’ll receive the perfect welcome and experience the skiing holiday of a lifetime. There have been many places that have tried to compete with this town but there is only one Chamonix.
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