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Tourist Office


Conveniently located in the centre of both Chamonix & Argentiere the Tourist Office provides a one-stop information centre for all the resort's visitors. Should you require any information, or have any queries they will be happy to help.

 
Chamonix
85 Place du Triangle de l'Amitie
08h30-12h30 & 14h00-19h00
Argentière
24 Route du Village
08h30-12h00 & 15h00-19h00

Maison de la Montagne


The old presbytery in Place de l'Eglise houses the ESF Chamonix, La Compagnie des Guides and the Office de Haute Montagne (OHM). For up to the minute weather the OHM has live satelite screens. General mountain saftey and weather info is also available on video and CD Rom.


Police


In the unfortunate event that you do have anything stolen or lost whilst on holiday, you will need to report the incident to the police for insurance purposes. The Gendarmerie is located in:
Chamonix - Route de la Mollard
Argentière - Rue Charlet Straton.


Cash Points


There are a number of cashpoints located around Chamonix. A list of banks and their phone numbers are listed in the directory.


Chemists


There are 5 in Chamonix, 1 in the Rue Paccard, 1 at each end of Rue Vallot, 1 Avenue de l'Aiguille du Midi and 1 in Les Pélerins near the hospital. In Argentière it is on Rue Straton. In France you must pay for all medication and then claim your expenses back from your insurance company. You may also be required to purchase items like crutches or knee braces. The Chemist will give you a receipt with a space for sticky labels (vignettes) from the packaging. To claim do retain the receipt with the vignettes and the doctor's prescriptions.


Insurance


It is imperative that you have comprehensive ski insurance. Policies differ, as does the excess so check the wording carefully. To make a claim, call the Assistance Company on your policy as soon as possible & note the reference number. If you have a plaster cast or can’t bend your knee and have to fly home let the insurance company know as the airlines can refuse you without prior notification.

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Allianz - Eric Giezendanner


Whatever your insurance needs, Allianz Insurance, Eric Giezendanner, has the solution. They have been established for more than 25 years in Chamonix, and have invaluable experience. From a sporting perspective, the agency offers multi sport worldwide insurance with the AssurSport card. Mountain rescue services in Chamonix are not free and this product offers the best cover available for only €2.75 per day or €49.99 per annum. They also offer a family card for only €105.60 per year. One phone call will ensure your piece of mind and avoid any cost on your part if you have an accident.
www.allianz.fr/giezendanner

  Allianz - Eric Giezendanner

La Clinique du Sport


Comprising a team of multidisciplinary health professionals, the philosophy of La Clinique du Sport is to extend the same level of care and attention given to Olympic and elite athletes, to anyone visiting Chamonix. They offer a wide range of services that compliment an active lifestyle, so whether you need help with an injury, massage, training advice or have an interest in injury prevention, they are around to help. The Clinic has contacts with surgeons, physiotherapists and other health professionals all over the UK to ensure continuity of care when you return home.
www.lacliniquedusport.com

  La Clinique du Sport

Medical


There are 2 medical practices in Argentiére and 10 in Chamonix. The main hospital and emergency treatment centre is in Les Favrands, just beyond Chamonix Sud. Skiing is a dangerous sport and unfortunately accidents do happen. In general all expenses plus an excess of around €75 must be paid in the resort. The piste rescue service requires payment and will take your ski equipment as a deposit unless you produce a valid insurance card. It’s a good idea to carry a credit card & insurance details with you while on the mountain.




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