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A town of eastern France at the foot of Mont Blanc. A major center for skiing and mountaineering, it hosted the first Winter Olympics (1924).


(ˈʃæmənɪ; French ʃamɔni)
(Placename) a town in SE France, in the Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc: skiing and tourist centre. Pop: 9514 (2006)


(ˌʃæm əˈni)

a mountain valley in E France, N of Mont Blanc.
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On the 12th of August, 1861, at the hour of the close of mass, a guide arrived out of breath at the mairie of Chamonix, and bearing on his shoulders a very lugubrious burden.
He left Chamonix as soon as he conveniently could after the descent; and as he had shown a chilly indifference about the calamity, and offered neither sympathy nor assistance to the widows and orphans, he carried with him the cordial execrations of the whole community.
And it will be a great thing for Chamonix, in the matter of attracting tourists.
The Chamonix valley and its mountains offersome350kmofmarkedfootpaths,taking you through some of the world's most beautiful scenery.
Set in the Alpine ski resort of Chamonix (or "Cham" to the locals/regulars), Trigell, Who wrote the excellent Boy A, attempts to combine apres-ski hedonism, one man's battle with his past/alcohol and a thriller based on a serial rapist - oh, and regular references to the works of Byron and Shelley and their association with the region.
It was three days into our skiing holiday in Chamonix and worried dad here wondered whether it was the right thing to do, to let her and her sister Isobel (eight) loose with us.
We started in Chamonix, the real playground of the Alps, nestling at the foot of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps and second highest in Europe.
The last time she saw Blake Hartley was in August when he left for a trip to the French ski resort of Chamonix to celebrate his 25th birthday with friends.
Contract notice: Amo Mission For Monitoring And Control Dsp Urban Transport Of The Valley Of Chamonix
Dave Bowes, from Wallasey, is currently ranked second in Europe and fourth in the world after picking up a bronze medal at the Para-Climbing World Cup and silver in the Para-Climbing European Championships in Chamonix, France, in July.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed plenty of success on the Flat track, where he can boast a strike-rate of 32 per cent, and he is looking forward to making a perfect start over hurdles on Chamonix in the 2m4f maiden - just his fourth ride over jumps.
5m [pounds sterling] of new equity finance from its owner, Chamonix Private Equity.