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6/9 We toured the entire town of Chamonix,

and picked up hiking maps at the Office de Haute Montagne.

                   

ABOVE - Early morning clouds hid the peak of Mont Blanc. This was the view from Chamonix.

                   

ABOVE - The clouds cleared in the afternoon for a clear view of the top of Mont Blanc.

                   

Located in an idyllic valley in the French Alps at the foot of Europe's highest mountain,

 Chamonix is a friendly little town, completely surrounded by mountains and glaciers.

                   

We enjoyed the cafes, shops, and the glace(ice cream)!

                   

BELOW - The view from the bridge in front of our apartment