IMG_5461“L’Abeille de Chamonix” newspaper

Re-publication of the historic “Abeille” (Bee) newspaper, 150 years hence. Authentic news items, articles and curiosities.

Special edition – Summer 2014 : available in all Chamonix Valley tourist offices.

Read the pdf: L’Abeille2014-4pg

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Special issue in association with the communes of Courmayeur, Zermatt, Valtournenche and Grindelwald  (4 language versions: French, English, German, Italian)

Publication February 2015: available in local newsagents

1865, the Golden Age of Alpinism : Gilles Modica – Editions Guérin

Publication spring 2015  1865.1 GB

From the Wetterhorn (1854) to the Matterhorn (1865), from exaltation to tragedy, a decade of Alpine conquest. This is the “Golden Age of Alpinism” as described by the historian and alpinist Coolidge.  One witnesses the emergence of great guides (Christian Almer, Melchior Anderegg, Michel Croz), and mountain gentlemen (Leslie Stephen, John Tyndall et Edward Whymper). Publication 21 may 2015

Chamonix Mont-Blanc en 3D, a stereoscopic journey from 1850 to today. Peter Blair -  Editions Belvedere Couv. peterBlair

Peter Blair, a native Scot and Chamonix resident, presents over 200 3D images from his private collection, covering a period of 150 years. Discover the Alps during the Golden Age  of Alpinism, through the photographic expeditions of  Tairraz, Savioz, Couttet, Bisson, Braun, England, Lartigue, etc.

On sale at the Maison de la mémoire et du Patrimoine.

Chamonix et ses Glaciers – Les Premières Images, Sous l’œil des photographes 1849 – 1869, Rémi Fontaine – Editions Esope Couv. RemiFontaine300

This book illustrates the photographic heritage of the period 1849 (first mountain photo) and 1869 (end of the second empire). 20 years of Chamonix history which immortalizes the development of tourism and the end of the little ice age. Publication July 2015