A famous village in its own right for its contribution to mountain pursuits. Argentière is located at the foot of the Grands Montets ski area and is the starting point for the Telepherique du Lognan cable car up to Les Grands Montets (3,295m).
Therefore many of the properties here are ski to door or only a short walk from the lift which makes it very popular amongst snowsport enthusiasts.
Whilst the town itself is not as large as Chamonix, Argentiere is favoured by many as the town is quaint and personal but contains many of the facilities you need, albeit on a much smaller scale than Chamonix.
Aprox 7 km from Chamonix, Argentiere is located at the head of the valley, on the way to Switzerland via the Col des Montets pass.
The village is an equally popular summer and winter; the skiing area famous for its steep and demanding slopes, both on-piste as well as off-piste, but is also very close to the large family ski area of Le Tour, famous for its beginner slopes and wide easy pistes. The terrain also offers incredible hiking, climbing and ice-climbing possibilities.
A small village at the bottom of the Balme lift offering great access to the family and beginner ski areas of Chamonix, excellent mountain biking and walking trails, within short driving distance of Argentière, on the route to Switzerland.
Due to this village being directly at the bottom of the lift, the area houses a few restaurants and cafe/bars, however its far from a bustling metropolis, so if peace and tranquility is something that you look for in a holiday, then look no further, as this is the ideal place for you.
Its obvious that the roots of Le Tour village lie strongly in farming, with many of the barns now posing as chalets. In the summer a common sound is the ringing of the cowbells of the cows put out to pasture.