15th August: Fête des Guides
Traditional celebration of the guide companies of the Chamonix valley – Chamonix, Les Houches and Argentière.
The Fêtes des Guides (Guides Festival) is a unique opportunity for the guides of the valley and locals to celebrate the bond that ties them. Tourists, shopkeepers and locals take part in several days of festivities.
Chamonix – August 15th
As usual, the programme for Chamonix’s celebrations includes a spectacular show at the Lac des Gaillands climbing wall performed by the guides. Each year a different story is re-enacted by the climbers, accompanied by a light and sound show and ending with an awesome fireworks display.
Sales and snack profits go to the guides’ relief fund.
Getting there: parking will not be allowed along route des Gaillands, so shuttle buses will be provided from Grepon car park to les Gaillands. There will also be extra trains.
Location: Chamonix town centre / Lac des Gaillands
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 00 88
Evening tickets: Adults – 15 €, Children – 5 € (5-12 years), Children under 5 – free. Buy from Bureau des Guides, Tourist Office or on the gate