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Things to do in Chamonix

Richard Bozon Sports Centre
Located in the centre of town, the sports centre boasts two swimming pools : a heated outdoor Olympic-sized pool and a 25m indoor pool, also games pools and a warm-water basin.
There are also sunbeds, a sauna and a hamman, indoor tennis and squash course, an ice-skating rink and a weight-lifting and fitness room.

Opening hours are :
Monday to Friday : 12.30pm to 8.00pm
Saturday and Sunday : 2.00pm to 8.00pm.
214 avenue de la Plage, F-74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc, +33 (0) 450 532 370.


Bowling Alley and Pool Hall :
There is an 8 lane bowling alley located near the bus station in Chamonix Sud
with a video-game room, billiards and a bar.
196 avenue de Courmayeur, Chamonix Sud, F-74400, Chamonix Mont-Blanc +33 (0) 450 537 437.


Helicopter Rides :
Pascal is one of the best known helicopter pilots in France - and offers a variety of rides: introductory flights of just five minutes, to a full 30 minute panoramic tour overflying the Mont Blanc du Tacul, the Aiguille du Midi, the Grandes Jorasses and the Vallée Blanche.

Costs vary from 67.50 to 200 euros per person (based on 6 passengers).
CMBH, near the Crémerie du Glacier, Les Praz, F-74400, Chamonix Mont-Blanc +33 (0) 450 53 74 37.


Cinema :
Chamonix has a newly renovated, three screen cinema with digital sound that shows a variety of the latest films, including versions in English, or with English subtitles. You can find out what's showing here.

note : They also put on extra showings if the weather is bad.
Prices: Adult €8.00 Child €5.50
22 cour du Bartavel, F-74400, Chamonix Mont-Blanc +33 (0) 450 55 89 98.


Places to visit around Chamonix

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Health Spas

Les Granges en Haut
Just a 5 minute walk from Maison Jaune, we have Les Granges d'en Haut which has 600sqm of beauty and wellness including an indoor swimming pool, hammam & sauna, individual treatment rooms.
They offer a range of treatments, including body wraps and scrubs, and aromatherapy massages.
Opening hours are : 2.00pm to 8:00pm
Route des Chavants, Les Houches, F-74310, +33 (0) 450 54 65 36.

Les Thermes Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
They offer a variety of packages including thermal water treatments, massages, and body wraps.

Opening hours are :
Monday to Saturday : 8.30am - 1200 and 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Sunday : 9.00am - 12.00pm
Parc Thermal, allée du docteur Lépinay, F-74190, Le Fayet +33 (0) 450 47 54 57.

Approximately 1hr25 from Maison Jaune, Lavey offers a "true haven of well being" with whirlpools, pressure jets, neck showers, mixed and single sex Turkish baths, a variety of saunas and plunge pools, and relaxation rooms with aromatherapy and chill-out music. You can also enjoy a variety of treatments, including acupuncture, thai or shiatsu massage, mud wraps and balneotherapy.

Opening hours are :
Daily : 9.00am to 9.00pm
Friday and Saturday : 9.00am to 10.00pm
Lavey-les-Bains, Switzerland, +41 (0) 24 486 15 55