Most people travel from Geneva to Chamonix for its renowned and world-famous slopes. Chamonix may be reputed as a brilliant skiing destination, but it is also a terrific place to explore in the summer. Not only are the stunning views, quirky boutiques and tasty restaurants still about, but Chamonix comes alive in the warmer months thanks to the brilliant Fête de la Musique festival. Held on 21 June, this annual event is an experience you won’t want to miss. |
A Terrific Atmosphere
The best part about this free event is its thriving party ambiance. As musicians, both amateur and professional, scatter around town, you can experience the atmosphere from any venue in Chamonix. With music being played in every street and square, as well as bars, restaurants, concert halls, churches and nightclubs, the whole area explodes into a musical symphony. On top of that, on the summer solstice, normal licensing laws are waived so the festivities continue well into the early hours of the morning. Get ready for an unforgettable night! Something for All Music Tastes
As a celebration of all musical practices, this hugely diverse festival captures every musical genre imaginable. Previous festival goers have raved about its wide range of music, stating that as you explore the town, you can discover everything from classical music to rock, from choirs to dance, from folk to acoustic, even jazz and rap. The fête will also encapsulate all skill levels, from amateur teenage bands to professional club DJs and classically trained musicians. A Local Event
This celebration is a national holiday which the whole town gets involved in. When you travel from Geneva to Chamonix, you’ll discover that locals revel in sharing and cherishing their love of music with tourists. Soak up the joyful atmosphere and start your day by listening to the beautiful harmonies of the local choristers and musicians. They will perform from midday onwards at the church Eglise Saint-Michel beside the tourist office. As live musicians then flood the centre of Chamonix throughout the day, enjoy the thriving celebratory spirit. When evening falls, local bars and restaurants open their doors to all music lovers and the party really gets going. An insider’s tip: head towards Rue des Moulins where the friendly people and brilliant carnival ambiance will keep you dancing in the streets until the sun rises.
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience!
How to Get There
Getting from Geneva to Chamonix is hassle-free thanks to Shuttle Direct’s private, shared or group transfers. Take a direct flight from London to Geneva with easyJet for just £60. A friendly driver will meet you outside the terminal and safely take you to your summer destination. Travelling from Geneva to Chamonix takes a short hour and fifteen minutes – you’ll be enjoying your summer paradise in no time! About Shuttle Direct Shuttle Direct offers fast and convenient transfers from the airport terminal to your summer festivities. Thanks to its easy online booking system, you’re guaranteed a fixed low price.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable ski transfers from Geneva to Chamonix, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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