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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a town and commune in eastern France,
in the Haute-Savoie département, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
At the census of 1999 it had a population of 9,830 inhabitants and a land area of 116.53 km² (44.99 sq mi).
The town lies at an altitude of 1,035 metres.
It held the 1924 Winter Olympics.
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The ever popular CHAMONIX may have
long since had its village identity submerged in a sprawl of
tourist development, but the glaring snowfields, crystal green
glaciers and ridges of shark-toothed aiguilles surrounding Mont
Blanc are more than ample compensation.
The town itself is of little interest,
while being extremely expensive, and it crawls with tourists
in the high summer season. The Musée Alpin , off avenue
Michel-Croz in the town centre (daily: June to mid-Oct 2-7pm;
Christmas-May 3-7pm), will interest mountaineers, but its collection
of equipment and documents is a bit disappointing. The star exhibit
is Jacques Balmat's account of his first ascent of Mont Blanc
in 1786, written in almost phonetically spelt French.
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