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What's on in Chamonix June 2018

Festivals, marathons, and high mountain action this June

Brian Kieran | Chamonix Editor | Published: 5 Jun 2018


What's on in Chamonix June 2018

June is upon us and summer is hotting up. The lifts may be closed until June 16th, but there's still plenty to do in Chamonix in the mean time. Check out our round-up of the best action in and around the valley this month.

As the weather heats up in the valley, a whole host of outdoor events begin to spring up. From music to cultural festivals, mountaineering workshops to endurance races, there's sure to be something for all ages and abilities this June in Chamonix.

Chamfest - Art, Music & Food in Chamonix


Chamonix All Year is proud to present Chamfest 2018, a three-day festival promoting our mountain lifestyle with live music, comedy, culture, food and drinks and lots of fun for all the family. Celebrating the best of Chamonix Mont Blanc, family-friendly entertainment celebrating why we all love this town.

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Also see: Where to Eat in Chamonix, France

Marathon du Mont-Blanc


If you’re a fan of trail running then the Marathon du Mont Blanc is the ultimate challenge. Covering 42kms and climbing over 2,000 metres, this high-altitude race is for the super-fit! An annual event, the Chamonix marathon takes place every June and attracts thousands of competitors and spectators. There are a number of extra events held throughout the weekend, enabling everyone to get involved in the Marathon du Mont Blanc. More details, including different race categories, here.

Fete de la Musique


The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Chamonix Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJs to traditional folk bands.

Fête de la Musique is one of those certain nights throughout the year when the French authorities waive normal licensing laws, allowing the revelry to continue as long as there are people with the stamina to enjoy it – it is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed events of the summer social calendar. For more details of programmes please visit their website directly.

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Also see: Nightlife in Chamonix, France

Celebrating 60 years of the PGHM


On 15th, 16th and 17th June 2018 the Chamonix mountain rescue team (PGHM) celebrate 60 years of service in the Mont-Blanc massif with a schedule of events in the town centre. A range of activities from helicopter and ground rescue demonstrations to climbing challenges and slacklining will take place at the Place du Triangle de l'Amitié near the tourist office.

Grand Parcours Alpinisme 2018


The 6th edition of Grand Parcours Alpinisme Chamonix takes place from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th of June. Whether you want to discover mountaineering or improve your skills, come along on June 23rd and 24th in Chamonix Mont-Blanc for the 6th edition of the Grand Parcours, a participative event around mountaineering. The objective of this meeting is to propose a convivial gathering around mountaineering accessible to all. Whether you are a beginner or autonomous mountaineer you can discover or improve, through three levels (Discovery, Progression and Autonomy), supervised by Club Alpin Français training members and advised by high mountain guides.

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More inspiration...

June is the perfect time to visit Chamonix, before the busy high season period. Accommodation is more available and the lifts begin to open but with shorter queues. For other activities in the area, check out our events page.

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Also see: Events Calendar for Chamonix, France