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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).
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(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)
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(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.
A view of Mont Buet in Chamonix, France, where experienced mountaineer David Tipsfield died; inset, the nearby town of Chamonix
The pair were ski touring near Chamonix when a snow cornice - an overhanging edge of snow on a ridge - collapsed from beneath David, 27.
The fall triggered a huge avalanche which swept him down Mont Buet, near Chamonix.
My wife, Anya, daughter Caitlan and I were dog-sledding near Chamonix on a lovely sunny day with white alpine ranges towering on either side and majestic Mont Blanc straight ahead.
Hampshire-based Peverel Group has been bought by private equity firms Chamonix and Electra Partners in a deal which will see its debt cut from pounds 125m to pounds 25m.
WINTER SESSIONS WEEKENDER CHAMONIX THE heart of the French Alps is about to be transformed into a snow-fuelled music festival and there's still time to bag yourself tickets.
Mr Evans, 24, and Mr Brownhill, 22, were around 3,600m up on a snowy ridge called Eperon Frendo, in the Massif du Mont-Blanc area of the Chamonix resort.
Set in a tranquil valley amid some of the most magnificent of all Alpine scenery, dominated by the towering snow-capped summit of Europe's highest mountain Mont Blanc, Chamonix more than lived up to our expectations.