Chamonix (74) is the famous winter-sports resort in the French Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc. It has the Mer de glâce, one of the biggest glaciers in Europe, accessible by the Montenvers rack railway. Chamonix was the host of the first Winter Olympic games in 1924. It has very convenient location: just one hour of Geneva airport and the neighbourhood of Italy and Switzerland which are within 30 minutes drive of the resort. Chamonix is perfect for skiing as 90% of its territory is located above 2000m.