Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix Mont Blanc, also known as Chamonix, is a French town located in the upper Savoy and it is inhabited by 9,378 people. The main language that is spoken is French.It is one of the biggest place to ski known in the world, which is what attracts most of the tourists (about 15 million every year). The Mont Blanc, meaning White Mountain, is 15,781 ft high, and it is the highest peak of Europe. Since the past centuries the call generates by the beauty of the mountains and valleys that surrounds it has always been remarkable. Since 1741, the stories of the British aristocrats William Windhand and Richard Pocock on the journey to the sea of ice spread across Europe arousing curiosity. Soon, rich tourists, mostly British, arrived in remote mountain villages of the kingdom of Sardinia to admire mysterious glaciers and peaks of unclimbed mountains.Those mountain villages are considered one of the places where tourism itself was born. The opening of the first hotel in Chamonix in 1770 began the development of the hotel industry. Then came the luxury hotels and together with Courmayeur resorts became one of the most sought after, attended by nobles, writers, scientists and top mountaineers, even before tourism itself became a mass phenomenon.Chamonix Mont Blanc has many churches and monuments that are important to the inhabitants, some of which are the Chamonix Alpine Museum where you can see exhibitions of Chamonix and its territory in an historical and geographic point of view, the Church of St. Michael which is known for its important organ, and it is the center for all celebrations. Then there is also the Museum of Crystals and the Exhibition Center Tairraz. There are also important people who lived there; for example Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard who were the first people to climb the Mont Blanc.

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Gorges Du Verdon

“Gorges du Verdon: The Grand Canyon of Europe”

When you hear the word 'France', you instantly think of places like the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, the Louvre, the Arc the Triomphe or the Notre Dame. But what do these places have in common? All those places mentioned are all man-made. France has a lot of natural wonders that are mostly known only to its inhabitants since the popularity of those man-made landmarks conceal the beauty of the real France. Therefore let me show you the pride and joy of France and all of Europe: The Gorges du Verdon. The Gorges du Verdon or Verdon Gorge is more popularly known as The Grand Canyon of Europe. Although it is much smaller compared to that of the Grand Canyon of Arizona, its beauty and marvel is still truly a sight to behold. One of the greatest attractions in Provence, the Gorges du Verdon has a very wide variety of flora and fauna surrounding it, a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. Although the activities here like trekking, paragliding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and rafting are not for the faint of heart, the alluring scenery and the river's pristine turquoise waters are what lures people of all ages to come and glimpse the captivating river canyon. Within this immense nature reserve are numerous more enthralling and fascinating sites worth exploring including the Styx du Verdon which is associated to the River Styx in Greek Mythology, the Samson Corridor with its numerous labyrinths, the Baume aux Pigeons, the Imbert Stairway with its 6 stairways, the Estelier, the L'Imbut wherein the waters of the Verdon seem to disappear into the rock, the footbridge at L'Estelle and the Tunnel de Trescaire, to name a few. Overall, the Gorges du Verdon is definitely worth visiting and exploring at least once in a lifetime. I guarantee you, once you've had a taste of what the Gorges du Verdon has to offer, you will forever be asking for more.