Tuesday 12 August 2014: Bread baking day at le Lavancher

Come and buy a loaf of bread baked in the traditional oven which is turned on especially for this event.

The bread is baked at 11 a.m and at 4.30 p.m and sold from 12 a.m for 7€ per loaf (keeps for a week).

5p.m : Welcoming cocktail followed by the president's speech.

7p.m : traditional dinner 15€ (drinks not included)

Call to reserve at 04 50 53 00 88.

Traditional dancing (under tents in case on rain).

Wenesday 13 August 2014 : Guide's Festival in Les Houches

In front of the tourism office.

From 4p.m to 8p.m: introduction to rock climbing for children. Free activities.

6.30 p0m: introduction to the Guide's Company in Les houches and welcoming cocktail.

Chamonix's Guide's Company Choral will sing, accompanied by Alpine horns.

9p.m : presentation and showing of Gilles Chappaz's film tracing history of the Guide's Company followed by a speech with the guides. Salla Olca.


Information and prices:

- Adult 8€

- Children 5€

- Raffle tickets 2€

Many prizes to win: skis, backpacks, T-shirts...

Points of sale: Guide's Company in Argentière, Chamonix, Les Houches and les Gaillands.

                      Toursim office in chamonix and Les Houches.


Thursday 14 August 2014: Traditional guide's parade in Argentière.

From 9 a.m until 12.30 a.m: introduction to rock climbing and zip-line for children.

Half day hike for adults with the guides from Argentière.

From 4 p.m until 5.30 p.m a musical show on the town hall plaza with Cessana.

For information and booking call: 04 50 54 17 94.

Exhibition and sale of crystals and quartz from our mountains, proceeds will go to the emergency Fund.


5.30 p.m : traditional ceremony with the guide's parade.

From 8 p.m : evening concerts.

Bar and food services on site.


Sales from the snack bar will go to the benefit of the Emergency Fund.

Restaurant owners from the village of Argentière will donate a portion of their sales to the Emergency Fund.

Friday 15 August : Servoz "Traditional festival"

Free introduction to rock climbing for children.

Sales at diverse stands will go to the benefit of the Emergency Fund.

Friday 15 August : Chamonix center and the Gaillands site

From 8.30 a.m until 12 a.m - Chamonix center -

A traditional ceremonial parade in front of the church,

the calling of the guides,

the awarding of medals to the new guides and the blessing of the ropes and the ice axes.

Exhibition stands, various activities and bar at the Triangle of Friendship plaza.


From 4 p.m until 1 a.m - At the Gaillands' site -

From 4 p.m until 7.30 p.m Accro-park, zip-line and slackline initiation, highline demonstration, wood games for children.

From 6 p.m until 6.30 p.m : demonstration of a helicopter rescue by the PGHM of Chamonix.

From 7 p.m until 9 p.m Concert with the band "The old Lucky"

From 9 p.m until 9.30 p.m Alpine horns.

9.30 p.m : sound and light show "Cosmic trip", created and played by the guides from our Company, followed by a fireworks show.


All proceeds from will go to the Emergency Fund.



- Entrance fees : adult 13€.

  Children(under12) 5€.

  Free for children under 5.

- Zip-line for adults, 2€.

- Free activities for children.


Point of sale: Guide's Company in Argentière, Chamonix, Les Houches, Les Gaillands.

      Tourism Office in Chamonix and Les Houches.



Parking is not permitted on Gailland's road.

The Grépon parking lot is free.

Free shuttle buses are available from the parking lot and les Gaillands (round trip).

Additional trains will be available.



A Summit for Tradition

August 12th: Bread baking Day at Le Lavancher

August 13th: Guides Festival in Les Houches

August 14th : - Traditional Guides’ parade in Argentière

                     - Various activities in Argentière

                     - Village evening celebration

August 15th: - Traditional Guides’ parade in Chamonix

                     - Various activities in Les Gaillands area

                     - Light and sound show in Chamonix


190 place de l'Eglise

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88