Pets, Chamonix holiday, chamonix accommodation

We know that your pets are like family and sometimes leaving them at home is just not an option. We want to make it easy for you to bring your furry friend on your holiday, you can see all our pet friendly properties here or use the search option in our advanced accommodation search tool – just tick ‘pets’ on the left-hand side along with any other requirements you have to find your perfect accommodation and that way no one misses out on your family holiday!

Read on for more information about bringing your pet to Chamonix or contact the team. Note that in properties where we can allow you to bring your pets, we will add an extra cleaning charge to your booking (see T&Cs).

Bars & Restaurants

Bars and restaurants in France are generally dog-friendly as long as your pooch is on a leash. As a general rule, well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome.


Dr Valerie Hiermann is an English-speaking vet based between Chamonix and Argentière.

Address: 1041 route des Tines, between Les Tines and Les Praz
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 98 08

On public transport

Dogs may ride on the buses which take you the length of the Chamonix valley, but they must be muzzled and held on a lead. The driver may refuse to take animals that do not respect these conditions. Guide dogs for the blind are accepted without restrictions. Owners of animals accept responsibility for any incident which may take place involving their pet. On the trains, dogs should also be muzzled and require a ticket – usually at a 50% cost of a 2nd class ticket.

Dog Sitting & Walking Services

Everybody loves bringing dogs on holiday with them but if you want days out where they are not allowed or you want to go skiing or snowboarding, Jacinta at Pawesome offers dog walking and pet sitting whether it’s just for a day or an overnight stay. Rates on the website:

Pet Shops

Cham’Dog has offered grooming for dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes since 1992, plus food and accessories.

Address: 412 rue Jospeh Vallot, 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50 53 65 76

Hiking with dogs

In summer, it’s great to head up the mountain with your dog, and we’re sure that they’ll love it as much as you. There are plenty of open pastures and lakes for them to dive into! However, bear in mind that there are certain restrictions in place in the mountain parks which vary according to the time of year.

A quick overview of where your dogs are allowed on the Chamonix lift system:

Brévent-FlégèreDomaine de la BalmeLes Grands MontetsMontenversAiguille du MidiTramway du Mont Blanc
Dogs allowed?Yes, prohibited in nature reserveYesYes, on leadYesNoYes, on lead