So much to see in France, and so many railways to see it. From the TGV and the TER to the Corail and the French Night trains. To ensure the best fare on your SNCF ticket, book early (maybe now?) for advance purchase discounts.
Chamonix Train Stations
From ornate architecture to statues, monuments & art, these are a few things you may find in the train station you depart from. Departure signs display track and platform information for upcoming train departures, this helps you to easily find your train. Some European stations offer coffee shops & vending machines to help curb your snack attacks, while others acutally have fast food restaurants and or/sit down eateries. Restrooms can usually be found in train stations in Europe, just be prepared to pay to use the facilities, many have a nominal fee (keep some change handy - just in case!). Most train stations in Europe have a ticket counter and/or information booth that you can visit if you should have any questions before you depart. For the most part, the staff at the station are able to communicate in English, so don't be intimidated to approach them if you need assistance.
This modern station was constructed in 1978 in conjunction with one of the largest shopping centers in France, a major government office complex, and the tallest skyscraper in the region, nicknamed Le Crayon (The Pencil) due to its shape.