French Alps, Mont Blanc, Chamonix are situated approximatively 550 kms from Paris in the Rhone Alpes region
Mont Blanc is the western Europe highest mountain
Chamonix is the historical capital of alpine skiing.
This is the red train leading from the valley to the station :
The french alps offer very famous ski resorts (Alpe d’Huez (photo), Courchevel, Megeve, Meribel, Val d’Isere…) and excellent skiing facilities.