Chamonix Fete Des Guides

CHAMONIX GUIDES EXTRAVANGANZA

MAIN EVENT (LES GAILLANDS): 19:00HRS WEDNESDAY 15/08/2018 - €15 ENTRANCE FEE

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CHAMONIX FETES DES GUIDES

CHAMONIX

FETE DES GUIDES

Without the Chamonix Guides, the mountains we love so much would be a far more inhospitable place. Through their skill, experience and dedication they allow us to explore our spectacular landscape in relative safety and hence the celebration of the great work they do.

 

The Fete des Guides  celebration provides a whole raft of entertainment and fun throughout the Chamonix Valley, starting on 12th Agust at Lavancher, with the main event taking place on Wednesday 15th August (2018) down by the Lac les Gaillands on and around the main climbing area (more on this further down the page) where their extraordinary skills are brought to life in a spectacular way.

Whilst the main spectacular is at the Gaillands, there are a number of other events  that you might like to go and sample and enjoy:

  • 12th August 2018 – Lavancher – 10:00Hrs to 19:00 – Fete des Pain followed at 19:00Hrs by a rustic dinner and concert at 20:00Hrs
  • 13th August 2018 – Les Houches (Lac Chavants) – 15:00Hrs to 18:00Hrs to free animations for children followed by drinks and music at 18:30Hrs. Films thereafter in the centre from 20:30Hrs
  • 14th August 2018 – Argentiere – 09:00Hrs to 13:00Hrs climbing storytellers and zip line for children. 17:45Hrs the traditional guides ceremony followed by the L’Echo du Buet 19.30Hrs and 20:15Hrs a concerts with Swing Vertical Trio (Jazz), Les Refugies de Lognan (reggae) and Wild Camelot (Rock). 22:00Hrs Fireworks before a DJ will see you well into the night.
    From 8.15 pm: festive evening concerts.
  • 14th August 2018 – Servoz – 14:00Hrs to 17:00Hrs climbing for the children with donations to the Chamonix Guides Relief Fund
  • 14th August 2018 – Gaillards (Chamonix) – see below
FdG Calendar:

FETE DES

GUIDES:

12th Aug:

Lavancher

13th Aug:

Houches

14th Aug:

Argentiere

14th Aug:

Chamonix

15th Aug:

Servoz

Please Note: For the Fete des Guides event at the Gaillands access is by ticket only. Tickets are priced at €15 per person and can be booked in advance. Tickets will be available at the gates if still available. We strongly advised advance purchasing as not only does the guarantee a ticket and entree, it avoids queuing on the night which can be time consuming.

Fete des Guides Spectacular - Gaillards Chamonix

The main event is as one might expect, in and around Chamonix. In the morning the traditional ceremony takes place (09:00Hrs) to remember and celebrate the work of the Chamonix Guides over the centuries in front of the Office of the Chamonix and Elise St Michel Church (head towards the Chamonix Tourist Office), with entertainment and stores available after, as well as climbing from 10:45Hrs for younger children.

 

Later in afternoon, starting at 16:30Hrs, the entertainment moves down to the Gaillands. Entrance is by ticket only (€15) and most would agree it is well worth the price. Entertainment starts with animations for younger children (entrance fee applicable) although most people arrive later, often with a picnic, some beers, wine (and opener) nibbles, etc. for a picnic in front of the Gailland ‘wall’.

 

19:00Hrs there is a concert by Jeanette Berger (soul) to get the party into full swing before the spectacular at 21:30. We have to confess we went the first time expecting not too much but walked away totally amazed at the skill, illuminations and the way it was choreographed, telling the stories of the valley, the guides and other events with incredibly fun, and talented way, with the large cliff wall lit up as a spectacular back drop to the stories. We won’t say anything more as it is best not to spoil the effect.

 

23:00Hrs What the Frog take over playing some rock before Phillip Petit rounds of the night well into the morning.

 

Tickets for the evening are best ordered in advance to avoid missing out and queues on the night if available. We hope you enjoy as much as we did!

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