If we managed to whet your appetite for Chamonix, then jump in your car and come to the Chamonix Valley!
Chamonix.net shows you how to get to the region by car:
One can arrive directly to Chamonix town by the Autoroute Blanche (the White Highway) - the A40, a true gateway to the high mountains and the alpine regions. From Mâcon, Saône-et-Loire, follow the Highway A40 to arrive safely and quickly to the Haute-Savoie region.
The A40 leaves from Saône-et-Loire, passing the Ain before ending at the foot of Mont-Blanc. It is possible to follow the traffic in real time on the Internet and to locate easily the areas with problems (traffic jams, closed roads etc.), to anticipate and to make the best decision.
The main cities in France:
French law requires you to have a reflective vest handy in the car as well as an emergency warning triangle. Non-compliance could result in a 90-135 Euro fine. In winter, carry a set of snow chains. Adapt your speed to the traffic condition and respect the european ISA (Intelligent Speed Adaptation). Pay attention to the speed cameras and to the road conditions. The fine can go up to 1500 or 3750 euros, not to mention a 3 months time in jail (for more than 50 km above the legal speed).