Discovered

“There is a wonderful page of Chamonix history waiting to be written. We are not just going to stop where we are and become a museum town, and the fact that we build doesn’t mean that we are spoiling the Valley. You have to understand that people who come to build here have chosen this location because they love this valley. They are ready to invest to see it live, progress and have a long-term future, but they are not specialists. It is our role to advise them and maintain high standards. This mutual help is typically chamoniard. Being a mountain-climbing epicentre has instilled certain values: when roped together, you trust both the person above and the person below. For example, I have keys to all the chalets I’ve built…  This valley deserves the best and one day it will set an example in clean architecture. ”

Renaud Chevallier,
architect

Discovered

The son and grandson of Chamonix architects, Renaud Chevallier studied in the USA before coming back to renovate a house built by his father. Today he is striving to modernise the Valley, rather than to extend it.

Living in the valley means the valley can live:

www.chevallier-architectes.fr

Renaud Chevallier,
architect

Discovered

“Learn more about the crystal hunters that are closely bound to our valley. Taking a walk, discovering a furnace for turning crystals, realising that it takes thousands of years to create these jewels… it’s like discovering a treasure. “

Renaud Chevallier,
architect