Tourism, culture and sport

Hiking trails, lakes, nature reserve or local culture all await for you in Les Contamines.


Jovet Lakes

The way to the Jovet lakes is a fantastic for seasoned walkers .The trail which follows part of The Tour du Mont Blanc circuit, offers a magnificent landscape with splendid views.

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The Combe Noire waterfall

Enjoy a short hike to discover a superb waterfall above Notre Dame de la Gorge.

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Nature reserve

From the village's doorsteps to the glacier, the Contamines-Montjoie nature reserve offers unspoiled nature and unique landscapes.                                            It is also home to a sensitive fauna and flora, please make sure you respect it.


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Swimming lake of Pontet

3800 m2 of supervised swimming area for all. Artificial sandy beaches and lawns. Life guards on duty from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm.

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In the footsteps of Samivel

Watercolour artist, poet, novelist, film-maker, explorer, Samivel has profoundly impacted the world of the mountain. From a very young age, Samivel was very attached to the village of Les Contamines. Discover his most beautiful watercolours in an open-air-museum, located just behind the Church of the Holy Trinity.

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Alpes Hot-air ballon

Get ready for an extraordinary hot-air balloon flight over the Alps. This experience will give you the most wonderful views of the Mountains over the " Pays de Mont Blanc".

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In the area

The cable car of the Aiguille du Midi brings you to 3842m where the Aiguille du Midi and its terraces offer a 360° view of the Mont Blanc and the French Alps (Learn more)

The Tramway of the Mont Blanc gives you access to the Eagle's Nest ( 2380m). (Learn more).

The Montenvers' train brings you in 20 minutes at the Mer de Glace (Sea Ice) at 1913m, one of the most beautiful alpine glaciers. (Learn more).

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