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Guides Festival

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As usual, the programme for this major annual event includes sons et lumières [sound and light] shows, concerts and a traditional ceremony.

The Guides Festival is a unique opportunity for mountain guides to show that the bond that links them to their faithful clients and to
the people of Chamonix is stronger than just a rope. Shopkeepers, the people of Chamonix and tourists all share these days of friendship, encounters and festivities in a very friendly atmosphere.


From 8.30 a.m until 12 a.m - Chamonix center -

A traditional ceremonial parade in front of the church, the calling of the guides,
the awarding of medals to the new guides and the blessing of the ropes and the ice axes.

Exhibition stands, various activities and bar at the Triangle of Friendship plaza.

From 4 p.m until 1 a.m - At the Gaillands' site
From 4 p.m until 7.30 p.m Accro-park, zip-line and slackline initiation, highline demonstration, wood games for children.
From 6 p.m until 6.30 p.m : demonstration of a helicopter rescue by the PGHM of Chamonix.
From 7 p.m until 9 p.m Concert with the band "The old Lucky"
From 9 p.m until 9.30 p.m Alpine horns.
9.30 p.m : sound and light show "Cosmic trip", created and played by the guides from our Company, followed by a fireworks show.


All proceeds from will go to the Emergency Fund.
More informationProgramme complet
Rates Adult: 15 €, Child: 5 € (from 5 to 12yrs old. Free under 5yrs old).


Further information : Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix
Tel : +33(0)4 50 53 00 88

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