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Visite du cimetière de Chamonix

Moving visit of a place full of history. On reservation by mail or by phone.

Cultural Visite du cimetière de Chamonix Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


On Friday 18 August 2023 from 16:30:00 in 18:00:00
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74400)

We will go back in time to the town of Chamonix, closely linked to its alpine environment. And the very first thing we notice is the extreme simplicity of the graves.
We will remember the heroes of mountaineering such as Edward Whymper, Louis Lachenal or Lionel Terray. We will stop at the vault of the guides of the Compagnie des Guides whose names recall the tragic fate of men who "fell" in the exercise of their profession. We will evoke those that the war has taken up there in the mountains. We will discover these young "non-Chamonixers" passionate about mountaineering and who fell on our summits. We will stop in front of the wall covered with plaques in memory of "those" whose bodies have never been found. It will also be an opportunity to remember Simond, Payot, Ravanel, Couttet, Frison Roche and so many other professionals or amateurs who have made the history of this very special valley.
A visit to the cemetery will allow us to evoke this very special world that is the Chamonix valley

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    Full price: 12 €.


    Languages spoken : French


    Friday 18 August 2023 between 4.30 pm and 6 pm.


    Cimetière de Chamonix Le biollay 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
    Information update on 23/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc