Childcare in Chamonix

Our Chamonix nannies are here to spoil your little ones with the diverse options available in this picturesque French village. Regardless of where you choose to stay in the valley, Merinannies will ensure that your experience leaves you wanting to come back!

What Our Nannies Can Do in Chamonix

We love taking children to Chamonix nature and animal park with marmots, chamois and bouquetins in Les Houches. The paths are friendly and can be accessed by a pushchair, this is a great place to spot some animals in their natural environment.

Children can explore the town of Chamonix and the cobblestone streets with their nanny and discover the lively markets and shops. A familiar sight in Chamonix is Dr Zhivago and his finely dressed horse – kids can snuggle amongst the blankets in the back of his sleigh and see the sights of Chamonix on a horse-drawn tour.

For a breath-taking experience, a trip up the cable car (Aiguille du Midi) is definitely worth it and you can also see the views of Mont Blanc. Certainly, one of the best winter things to do in Chamonix. Here, children can also explore the Museum of Alpinisme which is the highest museum in the world!

To experience the snow without skis or a snowboard husky riding is a great option. This is one of the most popular kids’ winter activities in Chamonix. There are also several small slopes for babies and toddlers to enjoy sledging including The Planards (Chamonix Town), Le Savoy (Chamonix Town), The Paragliding landing area (Chamonix Town), La Vormaine (at Le Tour) and La Poya (Vallorcine). Free slopes are available behind the tennis course and next to the cross-country tracks in Chamonix centre.

Swimming, bowling, soft play, ice skating are other activities our nannies like to do with the children.

They can also hop children onto the Mer de Glace Train, departing from Chamonix centre, to experience panoramic views of Chamonix’s famous glacier. The train lasts 20 minutes.

About Chamonix Ski Resort

Chamonix is at the foot of Mont Blanc and is a traditional town which has become the world capital of mountaineering and it can be as busy in the summer as in the winter. It is a town famous for extreme piste skiing and developed into a world-renowned ski resort. It is 5 ski resorts spread-out along the valley – Les Houches, Le Brevent, Flégère, Argentiere/Grands Montets and Le Tour/Balme. Apart from the connection between Flégère and Brévent the areas are seperate and generally it is not possible to ski to the valley floor. The town also has a well-deserved reputation for lively nightlife.

Chamonix is best known for its impeccable off-piste terrain but the Chamonix Mont Blanc ski area has much to offer all skiers of all abilities. There is also the famous “Vallée Blanche“, accessed from the Aiguille du Midi. This is 20km off-piste run through glaciers and crevasses, with some of the best scenery in the Alps.

Chamonix in Numbers

  • Height: 3,402 feet (1,050 metres) located on both sides of the Arve River
  • The resort is connected by the highest cable car system in the world (3790m)
  • Ski area: 62km and 150 + km pistes (14% green and 34% blue)
  • The Aiguille du Midi cable car offers panoramic views at heights of 3842 meters
  • Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe at 4807m


Getting There

It is approx. 88km from Geneva airport so a short transfer. Other main airports are Lyon-St-Exupery-220km and Turin-171 km. There is also a train and bus system that runs along the valley.

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