Behind Bars (#21)

Behind Bars, Hotel Mercure, Chamonix

 

This cosy bar can be found in Mercure Hotel Chamonix, France. The hotel is located at the foot of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi mountains, and only a few steps away from the Chamonix’s railway station.

Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resort towns in France. Mark Twight describes Chamonix as “the death-sport capital of the world” because it is a base for extreme sports like ice-climbing, rock climbing, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, wingsuit flying and extreme skiing.

Chamonix1

 

Chamonix2

 

Something to shout about:-

  • Chamonix played host to the first Winter Olympics in 1924
  • The gondola that brings skiers and visitors up to Mont-Blanc (Western Europe’s tallest mountain) is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
  • Pierce Brosnan went to Chamonix to film the James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough.
  • McDonalds is just up the road in the town centre, so you need never go hungry.
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