Discovery & Photo Walks
Discovery & Photo Walks
An activity for non-skiers - to experience or to offer
DECEMBER - JANUARY 2016-2017
Discover, taste & photograph an authentic and confidential Chamonix with author-photographer Teresa Kaufman.
Her walks continue to propose innovative ways for world-travellers and photography addicts to live their experience in full.
Choose an OPEN Photo Walk that has pleased so many visitors since 2011. Or go for a ONE TO ONE Walk geared to those keen to progress with their camera/phone or simply wanting to discover the valley in a more personal manner.
An active outing for non-skiers and an original gift idea for your photo-buff friends… or for yourself.
Two different ways to enjoy the Photo Walks:
PHOTO WALKS "OPEN" : Small group outings proposed twice a week during the season.
Prices : starting from €30 per person. Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 5 participants.
Duration : Plan on 3 – 3 ½ hrs depending on the itinerary.
All the OPEN Walks can be conducted on a ONE TO ONE formula, if you prefer.
PHOTO WALKS "ONE TO ONE" : Bespoke & private outings designed for you.
Choose the day, itinerary & time which suits you best. (Check out the sample list of Walks.)
Prices: €150 from 1 to 3 persons. €200 from 4 to 8 persons. €10 for each additional person up to 12.
Duration: 3 – 3 ½ hrs depending on the itinerary. Full day outings can be organised upon request.
Guided walks on small village roads and snow paths. Warm shoes with good soles necessary.
Walking poles advised. Heat sachets for hands & feet, such as Hand-Warmers, strongly advised.
Transportation to the rendez-vous spot: by train (free with the cartes d’hôtes) or by car-pool.
In the event of very poor weather: A back-up date will be proposed.
Reservations necessary: +33 (0)6 08 95 89 42
Download here the full PDF program
CHAMONIX - MONT BLANC FROM SUN TO SUNSET & SWEET CONFECTIONS OF A MASTER CHEF - €45
We walk up an ancient path to a little-known neighborhood where no cars can climb. Changing light on the Mont-Blanc accompanies us through-out. Late afternoon twilight assures splendid blue-light impressions. We’ll then enjoy a well-earned warm drink & dessert creation by the pastry chef of the Auberge du Bois Prin… in front of a crackling fire.
Rendez-vous : 14:00 in front of the St. Michel church in Chamonix.
Thursday : December 15 & 29 and January 12 & 26
TRÉLECHAMPS - A PRESERVED ENVIRONNEMENT IN A STORY-BOOK SETTING - €30
Simply a magical experience on this protected plateau of forest, snow fields and traditional chalets. Wonderful photographs to be taken in all weather conditions. Very special if it snows. And perfect
for families. The experience will be even more enjoyable if you arrive to Montroc using the little red train.
Rendez-vous : 13:20 in front of the SNCF train station of Montroc Le Planet.
Tuesday : December 20 and January 17
CHAMONIX - VILLAS & FARMS OF HISTORIC CHAMONIX FOLLOWED BY HIGH TEA IN A PALACE-HOTEL - €45
Rustic habitats mingle with alpine aristocracy. A labyrinth of paths take us to a secluded part of town where restored farmhouses and turn-of-the century villas face the Mont Blanc. The grand tradition
of high tea awaits us back in town in a charming palace-hotel.
Rendez-vous : 14:00 in front of the St. Michel church in Chamonix
Thursday : December 22 and January 5 & 19
NEW! CHAMONIX - AN APRÈS-SKI DISCOVERY OF LIT UP CHAMONIX + THE BEST COCKTAILS BARS - €30
Finally a Photo Walk for skiers - and non-skiers too. A photogenic tour as the night falls, the lights come on and the famous blue light takes over the sky. It’s also a tour of some of Chamonix’s best cocktail bars. Colourful night-time photos, indoors and out, for a mix of chamoniard and urban glamour. Beveragesand nibbles are not included on this walk.
Rendez-vous : 16:30 in front of the St Michel church in Chamonix
Tuesday : December 27 and January 3
SERVOZ - WINTER IN A RURAL VILLAGE OF BEAUTIFUL FARMS, RED COWS & A BAROQUE CHURCH - €30
A traditional village of farmers, artists and lucky people who have chosen a quality of life environnement to enjoy.Servoz is famous for it’s stone fountains,
architecture and red cows. All this with an extra dose of sunshine. It’s the place to be today.
Rendez-vous : 14:00 in front of the baroque church of Saint Loup in the center of Servoz.
Tuesday : January 10
VALLORCINE - SNOW PATHS THROUGH A UNIQUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE + A HOT CHOCOLAT VALLORCIN - €40
At the north end of the valley lies one of the most curious mountain villages in the Alpes. We’ll visit the heart of the ancient Walser hamlets before takingrefuge in Guy Ancey’s café where his famous
hot chocolat will be sure to revive us.
The winter solstice light, cold and blue, will delight the photographers.
Rendez-vous : 13:30 in front of the SNCF train station in Vallorcine.
Tuesday : January 24
ONE TO ONE DISCOVERY WALKS & PHOTOGRAPHY
Walks, on-site photo classes or a personal photo-shoot to experience or to offer as a gift
A bespoke ONE TO ONE Photo Walk is designed to suit your interests awnd expectations. It can be :
- A tailor-made discovery walk: you choose the day, the time, the itinerary according to your wishes.
- An in-situ photo class to improve your photography skills while discoverying amazing scenery.
- A personalised photo-shoot in an incredible setting.
We’ll try to make a stop on each walk in a typical, cosy & photogenic café to refresh and warm up.
Meals, beverages and lifts during a ONE TO ONE walk are not included in the price.
Prices: €150 from 1 - 3 persons. €200 from 4 - 8 persons. €10 for each additional person up to 12.
Duration: 3h – 3 ½ hrs depending on the itinerary.
Guided walks on small village roads and country snow paths.
Warm shoes, good soles and walking poles if you choose. Heat sachets for the hands are advised.
Reservations necessary: +33 (0)6 08 95 89 42
HERE’S A CHOICE OF ITINERARIES FOR THIS WINTER :
NEW! CHAMONIX – AN APRÈS-SKI DISCOVERY OF CHAMONIX IN BLUE LIGHT + THE BEST COCKTAIL BARS
Finally a Photo Walk for skiers - and non-skiers too. A photogenic tour as the night falls, the lights come on and the famous blue light takes over the sky. It’s also a tour of some of Chamonix’s best cocktail bars. Colourful night-time photos, indoors and out, for a mix of chamoniard and urban glamour. Beverages and nibbles are not included on this walk.
CHAMONIX – MEET & PHOTOGRAPH A GREAT CHEF THEN DISCOVERY THE SECRET CORNERS OF TOWN
Before getting on the off-the-beaten track through Chamonix, we’ll pop into Chef Michey Bourdillat’s Matafan kitchen to discreetly observe the lunch preparations in the luxurious Hotel Mont-Blanc. After the walk, plan to eat one of your best lunchtime meals ever. A unique opportunity for foodies. The menu of the day at the Matafan – beverages aside – is still €22.
CHAMONIX, SERVOZ, VALLORCINE - SEASONAL GIFTS TO BE FOUND WITH CHAMONIX’S SINGULAR ARTISTS
A walk especially designed for the holiday season: we’ll visit a selection of artists throughout the valley looking for that perfect gift from a choice of painters, sculptors, illustrators, a cow bell maker and a primitive folk-artist of poyas.
Unusual and exclusive gifts for arts & crafts lovers.
CHAMONIX – A TYPICAL CHAMONIARD NEIGHBORHOOD AND A HOME-MADE SNACK IN A HISTORIC FAMILY HOTEL
Regardless of the winter cold, it’s always a heart-warming experience to come to Les Mouilles. Generations of Chamonix families and artisans still work and live in this hamlet, tucked discreeting away from the hustle & bustle of downtown. You will appreciate the cosy welcome in one of Chamonix’s oldest family establishments where we’ll stop for a warm drink and snack.
CHAMONIX – A DISCOVERY WALK OF A SUN-DRENCHED HAMLET FAMOUS FOR IT’S GASTRONOMY
We’ll leave the center of town to discover one of Chamonix’s best preserved neighborhoods where not only the panorama is remarkable but also the wonderful atmosphere of Denis Carrier’s Auberge du Bois Prin. We’ll make a stop here to come in from the cold for a cappuccino or a glass of wine from Denis’ famous cellar. Or perhaps one of the house-chef’s pastry creations…
VALLÉE DE CHAMONIX: THE MAGIC OF A TRUE WINTER LANDSCAPE – DRESS WARMLY FOR THE OCCASION
This walk is especially for those people and photographers who really want to experience winter for the beauty and drama of the landscape in all light and weather conditions. The itinerary chosen will depend on the snow conditions on the paths as well as the road or train accès to the locations. We’ll choose amongst Les Houches, Les Bois, Les Moussoux, Montroc, Vallorcine…
OFFER YOURSELF A POETIC PORTRAIT AS A GIFT – A PERSONAL PHOTO-SHOOT AS YOU LIKE IT
Leave your camera behind and let me concentrate on taking the photos of you in a natural setting. Or perhaps of you with your family, friends and even your pets. Or you may want a photo-story done to remember a special moment or event during your holiday. We’ll choose together the location. Ask for a quote to know the prices and conditions.