• Traditions and folklore

Fête des Guides à Chamonix

Created in 1924 to generate financial support for the Chamonix guides’ relief fund, the “Fête des Guides” has become one of the major yearly events of the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley.

Traditions and folklore Fête des Guides à Chamonix Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


On Thursday 15 August 2024 in 08:30:00
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)

8:30am-11am: traditional ceremony (walk to the cemetery, speeches and evocation: Guides and JO 1924, presentation of medals and Joseph-Marie Couttet's booklet by Jerry Lovat, calling of the guides, blessing, alphorns)
9am-1pm: craft market
12pm-3pm: aperitif and VIP lunch at the Matafan
3pm-4pm: inauguration of PEPS and tribute to Frédéric Gentet
4pm-5pm: organ concert at Saint-Michel church by Grégoire Rolland, original creation by Orgue & Montagnes (admission fee required) 8.30pm-10pm: conference at Chamonix temple: Joseph-Marie Couttet, Capitaine du Mont-Blanc, un guide voyageur dans une Europe entre guerre et paix, by Claude Marin, Jean-Franck Charlet and Christian De Marliave.

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    Free of charge.


    Languages spoken : French


    Thursday 15 August 2024 at 8.30 am.


    Place du Triangle de l'Amitié 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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    Information update on 11/07/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc