This annual event celebrates, and raises money for the mountain guides of the valley, awarding prizes to those for outstanding achievements and remembering those who have died in this sometimes dangerous profession.
The Fete des Guides runs from 12-15 August in 2013, with events in Argentiere and Les Houches and culminating in a spectacular 'Son et Lumieres' finale at Lac des Gaillands.
It's yet another reason to come to Chamonix in an action packed summer of events.
For great value accommodation in the Chamonix valley, why not stay with us at the Bellevue Alpine Lodge. We are located in beautiful Vallorcine, just outside Chamonix. We offering B&B and half board options.