Monthly Archives: June 2014

Discover the “Abeille” newspaper, 150 years hence!

IMG_5461You may wonder how much Chamonix and tourism have changed over the past 150 years? Pick up the special 150th anniversary issue of the “Abeille” (Bee) newspaper, and find out what Chamonix tourists were up to in 1864!*

In order to put visitors in the mood for 2015 and the 150th anniversary of 1865, the town hall has reproduced this historical newspaper. The selection of articles and format are entirely authentic.  The original “Abeille” was a Sunday newspaper, pubished throughout the summer season from 1862 to 1865, by journalist and historian Stéphen D’Arve.

Read about record breaking ascents, new alpine conquests, illustrious visitors, curious discoveries, traditional festivities… and visitor statistics.

*This free newspaper is available in all Chamonix Valley tourist offices and in many local stores.   Read the pdf version here: L’Abeille2014-4pg