The Best Photography in Chamonix

Looking for the best photography in Chamonix? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Chamonix. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Chamonix

  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

    Explore the Le Brévent Summit Alpine Area

    Begin this hike by either making the 3.5 hour hike from the town of Chamonix to the top of Le Brévent (roughly 4,900 ft gain), or take the Brévent cable car to the top.(31€ roundtrip). Once at the summit take a moment to enjoy the 360° view, the fun is only getting started. After getting your fil...
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  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France

    Hike to Le Lac Blanc

    5 mi / 1657 ft gain
    This adventure begins at the Flégère gondola in Les Praz (a village in the NorthEast section of Chamonix), which is easy to get to with the free Chamonix bus. Take the Flégère gondola to La Flégère, situated at 1894 meters (6,213 feet). The ride up itself shouldn't take more than ten minutes, but...
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  • Martigny, Switzerland

    Hike to La Bâtiaz Castle in Martigny

    3.6 mi / 675 ft gain
    Starting in the Martigny town center, the trailhead is easy to find. Follow Rue de la Bâtiaz across La Dranse Rive and after about two blocks you will see signs to Chemin du Château, the "path to the castle."A relatively easy hike, switchbacks wind through vineyards on the mountainside for 1.8 mi...
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  • Beaufort, France

    Snowshoe the Cormet de Roselend

    18.6 mi / 2986 ft gain
    The Roselend mountain pass is known in the cycling world for being part of the Tour de France, but in the winter it is essentially deserted. There are a few old buildings, a small electrical station and you'll perhaps see some locals out for a ski, but my bet is you'll feel magnificently alone in...
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  • Tignes, France

    Hike to Lac La Plagne in the French Alps

    7.5 mi / 1968.5 ft gain
    This beautiful hike features ribbon and horse tail waterfalls backdropped behind wildflowers and grazing dairy cows along the creek descending the mountain. Though there are some steep sections to the hike, this day outing is accessible by all levels of adventurer.Getting thereAfter a short driv...
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  • Talloires-Montmin, France

    Hike and Camp La Tournette

    3.9 mi / 2854.3 ft gain
    It is at the place called Chalet de l'Aulp (1424 m) that we began this walk. This is after the tarmac road terminus. A small remark: the stony road but carrossable continues to the chalet where you can park your car. But you can also start it from a place called Les Prés Ronds (1216 m). At the ch...
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  • Leysin, Switzerland

    Hike and Climb the Via Ferrata de la Tour D'Ai

    5.0
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing road created in the Alps made of steel. With a climber’s kit, you secure yourself to cables periodically attached to the mountain, and climb up with the help of steel pegs fixed into the mountain. The Via Ferrata of the Tour D’Ai is located in Leysin, and i...
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  • Boëge, France

    Hike to Signal des Voirons

    Begin at the marked path to the right of the parking lot, near the monastery. The trail is steep at first, but this lasts only for a few meters, in the undergrowth. When you leave the woods, follow the paved road for about one hundred meters, then turn left at the slope, indicated by an arrow sig...
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  • Les Diablerets, Switzerland

    Hike and Climb the Via Ferrata de la Cascade

    1.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing road created in the Alps made of steel. With a climber’s kit, you secure yourself to cables periodically attached to the mountain, and climb up with the help of steel pegs fixed into the mountain. The Via Ferrata de la Cascade, which literally translated mea...
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  • Icogne, Switzerland

    Hike the Bisse du Ro to Lac de Tseuzier

    11.9 mi / 1387.8 ft gain
    The trail along the Bisse du Ro has its origins in the 15th-century Swiss villagers who painstakingly carved water canals out of the mountainsides in order to irrigate the farmlands of the Valais. It hugs the cliffs all the way to the Ertentse River, with stunning mountain panoramas across the va...
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  • Château-d’Œx, Switzerland

    Ski and Snowboard Chateau D'oex

    Chateau D'oex sits at 3,100 feet above sea level in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. The easiest way to get to this picturesque place is by train, unless you happen to be staying nearby with a car. The small mountain town of about 3,500 people is riddled with history, beautiful la...
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  • Zermatt, Switzerland

    Explore The Matterhorn

    5.0
    The Matterhorn straddles both Switzerland and Italy and is one of the most beautiful peaks you can shoot. The summit sits at 14,692 feet, making this one of the tallest peaks in Europe.There's an abundance of mellow hikes around the area - check a map in Zermatt for a trail that suits you or just...
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  • Zermatt, Switzerland

    Photograph the Matterhorn

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    Take the underground cable car from Zermatt Sunnegga valley station. At Sunnegga, take the gondula to Blauherd. Stelli Lake (look out for Stellisee) is only about 15 minutes from Blauherd station.Thousands of photos have been taken at Stellisee, so add a few more to that number. Stelli Lake featu...
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  • Zermatt, Switzerland

    Hike to Grindjisee

    1.8 mi / 150 ft gain
    Nestled at the end of a long valley, the village of Zermatt is constantly dwarfed by the tooth-shaped Matterhorn. You can virtually hike anywhere around Zermatt and see the Matterhorn, but there are some places that offer better views than others. One of those places is a small lake called Grindj...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hiking on Torrenthorn

    1862.2 mi / 2132.5 ft gain
    Start in the early morning by taking the cable way (either from Leukerbad or Flaschen valley station) to Rinderhütte. The trail from Rinderhütte to Torrenthorn is nicely done and well marked so you won't need to climb. However, depending on the amount of gear you have in your backpack it can be q...
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  • Leukerbad, Switzerland

    Hike Laps Around Lake Dauben

    Lake Dauben (Daubensee in German) is located on Gemmi Pass, an ancient high mountain pass that has been walked since the Middle Ages – even Sherlock Holmes walks this route in "The Final Problem"! The lake has a subsurface runoff and drains completely in late autumn, but the trip can also be done...
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