During my stay in Chamonix I took a trip up to see the Mere De Glace and just above the glacier the towering jagged peaks of the Mt. Blanc range were inspirational. This is a summer picture but at high altitudes you expect to see snow. Its a lovely area to visit especially off season before the crowds come. Hiking, parasailing, and for some people year round skiing. For nature lovers and photographers the French Alps as well as the Swiss, Italian, German and Austrian alps are a feast for the eyes, heart and soul.