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Montenvers Train - La Mer de Glace

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Address: 35 Place de la Mer de Glace, 74400, Chamonix, France
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This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer de...

This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer de Glace glacier.

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Historic train journey

As I had purchased a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass this journey was free. I had a week ski holiday & wasn't fit enough to ski all day every day so was able to ski by morning and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train journey is nice with lots of stunning views on your way to the glacier. We will always remember the train journey as my brother, married 2 days earlier in Chamonix, managed to lose his wedding ring so we all ended up searching the train. We never found the ring but we had a brilliant day

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view on top was amazing but the Mer de Glace was disappointing, there's nothing much to it. Just a few meters of man made ice cave. Prepare your breath on the stairs, definitely not for the weak knees. It's a bit expensive just for small cave and a view.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

One of the things to do when you are in chamonix, the train ride gives you a beautiful view over the valley from Les Houches to Argentierre Ones you are at the top and weather permitting. There are beautiful routes to see the glacier or to walk down to Chamonix

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

As I had purchased a Mont Blanc Unlimited pass this journey was free. I had a week ski holiday & wasn't fit enough to ski all day every day so was able to ski by morning and rest/sightsee by afternoon. This historic train journey was one of several offerings as part of the pass which made it good value. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

if you fancy a traverse of the traverse of a fantastic loop,i would highly recommend going up the telepherique mont blanc to halfway and walk to montenvers railway (well signposted)and return via the montenvers old mountain tram back to chamonix ,,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter had recently studied glaciers so was keen to see this while we were staying in chamonix. Lots of steps so you do need to be quite fit with good mobility. Interesting to see how the glacier has melted quite significantly in recent years. The train ride to get there was good too, great scenery on the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The glacier has been reduced to not much and is not that interesting though the glacorium provided a useful insight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We got the train to the top which is a lovely ride for all ages. At the top a cafe, shop and good views all round. You can get the cable car towards the ice cave, but it is about 400 steps down, then up. We could see resting places but we never went down as too far for my... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The trip started with a train ride (about 20 minutes). Pretty nice view. At the end of the journey you had two options: walk down to the ice cave (drilled glacier), or ride a cable car. Either way you still need to spend time walking down to the cave...Pretty energy draining imho

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great hiking in the beautiful landscape of Chamonix. We travel down the hill by foot to Mer de Glace ice cave. It was absolutely worth the effort. The mountains surrounding are breathtaking. The ice cave deep blue color is amazing the kids was overwhelmed. Highly recommend.

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