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Chamonix 1924, Winter Olympics for history
In 1924, from January 25 to February 5, Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in history. A hundred years later, on the two weeks that marked the valley and the history of sport, everything is played out there, on June 5, 1921 in Lausanne, when some members of the International Olympic Committee put forward the idea of the creation of the Olympic Winter Games. Twenty-eight years after the first J.O. of the modern era in 1896 in Athens, under the impetus of the French Olympic Committee (COF) and the Organizing Committee of the J.O. of Paris 1924, the decision was taken to create an «International Winter Sports Week» which was retrospectively named the “First Winter Olympic Games in History” in 1926.Read
Chamonix – Zermatt… The most famous ski raid in the world
This classic of ski touring, revealed in 1903 by members of the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, connects in 95 kilometers, from refuge to refuge, the two world capitals of mountaineering. You can enjoy beautiful landscapes and magnificent descents in the virgin snow. In the summer, you can rub your feet and ice axe in your hand. The wonder is the same, but be careful, caution is still required.Read
Chamonix la culturelle
The broth of chamoniard culture is of an amazing diversity, there is enough to feed all sensibilities and all intellects. This owes nothing to chance, it is the fruit of a rich history and a clear and assertive political will. Explanations and panorama.
Chamonix and culture is a long love story. The four municipalities in the valley have a population of just 15,000 a year, and sometimes up to 80,000 visitors, but the diversity and breadth of their cultural offerings rival those of many major cities.Read
Mont Blanc, an image courted by brands
Mont Blanc… the aura of the massif does not attract that climbers amateurs of sensation and challenge. For more than 100 years, various companies and many institutions have been arrogating a «tip» of Mont Blanc. From cream dessert to luxury pens, splendors and decadence of a «brand» courted.Read
Marine Petroff highlights the crystals
Marine Petroff creates cases for the crystals of Mont Blanc. Pendants, bracelets, rings, necklaces, the young woman sets the stones to better reveal them. Maintenance.
Marine, how did you get the urge to work with crystals?
I am of Pyrenean origin. After my master’s degree in marketing, specializing in sliding sports, I came to the Alps, and to Chamonix eight years ago. I started off with a string of odd jobs. By pleasure, I started to mount a small quartz ring, and then I made jewelry for friends, friends of friends… Stones fascinated me. Gradually, this occupation took more and more of my time, up to 100% three years ago…