Les Contamines Montjoie


Les Contamines Montjoie is strategically located in the Beaufortain region, within the French Alps in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Accessible from major cities and airports, the village is a short distance from Geneva, making it an easily reachable destination for winter adventurers. The village sprawls along the valley, interconnected by footpaths, and a shuttle bus service ensures convenient transportation within the village and to the base of the ski lifts. The ski resort boasts a remarkable 120 km of varied ski slopes, catering to all skill levels. From the upper reaches providing panoramic views of Mont Blanc to the lower parts winding through ancient forests, Les Contamines offers a diverse skiing experience. The ski area spans both the Val Montjoie and the Beaufortain valleys, with wide ski runs surrounded by picturesque landscapes. For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, Les Contamines Montjoie offers 23.5 km of well-maintained, specially crafted ski trails. A beginner cross-country ski area near the welcome center provides a perfect introduction to this classic winter activity. The resort's commitment to maintaining a real wintery alpine mountain environment is evident in the free access to cross-country ski areas from the first snowfall. After a day on the slopes, visitors can unwind at Les Contamines' terrace bars and cafes, enjoying the après-ski atmosphere. The village also offers a range of evening entertainment throughout the winter season. For those seeking a quieter evening, the village's library provides a serene escape.

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Where is Les Contamines Montjoie located?

Les Contamines-Montjoie is located in the Haute Savoie region of the French Alps. The main base of Les Contamines-Montjoie is situated 20 minutes by road south of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, between Megeve and Chamonix. The resort is nestled in a quiet valley, offering a picturesque setting for skiing and other winter activities.

The nearest international airport to Les Contamines-Montjoie is Geneva Airport (GVA), which is approximately 94km away by road.

  • By Car: The drive from Geneva Airport to Les Contamines-Montjoie typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.
  • By Train and Bus: For those opting for public transportation, travelers can take a train from Geneva Airport to the main Geneva train station (Cornavin), then connect to Annemasse and continue to St Gervais-Le Fayet. From there, the route 84 bus can be taken to Les Contamines. The entire train journey and bus ride may take around 2⅕ hours.

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