From Chamonix, you can reach the summits of Mont Blanc by cable car. The Aiguille du Midi cable car was completed in the middle of the 20th century, and was completely restored at the end of the last century. During this climb, the cable car makes a first stop at Plan de l'Aiguille, at an altitude of 2,317 meters.
After a change of cabin, the convoy leaves for the high peaks. In 10 minutes, you are already at 3,777 meters, near the Glacier des Pèlerins. The mountain views are unbelievable, and the air amazingly pure. Don't forget your camera!
The Montenvers funicular railway, which started in 1909, bravely journeys from Chamonix up to the edge of the Mer de Glace glacier, one of the largest alpine glaciers and the largest glacier in France.
It takes this little red train some 20 minutes to complete the 5 km journey and 871 metre ascent.
At the terminus, visitors can admire the Mer de Glace glacier and the panoramic view of the Grandes Jorasses and the Drus below. Depending on the time of year, visitors can enter the ice grotto, carved straight out of the side of the glacier. They can also visit the Alpine animal museum and Montenvers museum. This is one visit that certainly won't leave you cold!
Take the Brevent cable car from Chamonix and discover the mountains. When you attain the heights of Brévent-Flégère, nature unfolds in all its majesty before visitors.
Take advantage of one of the finest views of Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix and the Diosaz Valley.
Accessible in summer and winter, this place is the starting point for numerous hiking, snowshoeing or skiing outings. Paragliders also benefit from the setting to soar above the mountains.
On 8 August 1876, for the very first time, men climbed to the peak of Mont Blanc. With this exploit, the sport of mountaineering was born.The highest peak in France, Mont Blanc stands 4810m tall and extends into France, Italy and Switzerland.
In 1924, the whole world was watching Mont Blanc where the first Winter Olympic Games were hosted, in Chamonix.
The Aiguille du Midi cable car was opened to the public in 1955, and in 1960, General De Gaulle opened the Mont Blanc tunnel. This 11,600m long tunnel linked the Valley of Chamonix with the Valley of Aoste.
A vast playground for mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders and parachutists, Mont Blanc still inspires many a dream.
Photographer Teresa Kaufman takes you to discover the Chamonix Valley and helps you immortalise the landscapes, whether you have an SLR or a simple smartphone.
You can discover scenes of everyday life, hamlets and villages perched on the mountain.
The routes off the beaten track are accessible to all provided you have good walking shoes.
Teresa Kaufman is known for her work on mountain life and traditions, as well as her passion for cats.