Chamonix - a city and commune in eastern France, in the department of Haute-Savoie (historical region of Savoy). Located in the Alps, in the narrow valley of the Arve (a tributary of the Rhone), at the foot of Mont Blanc, which at Chamonix dug tunnel connecting France and Italy. Chamonix - center of the popular ski area in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.