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Address: Chamonix, France
Description: Mountainous massif of the northern Alps, opposite the Mont Blanc massif.

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did we care that it was overcast?

No! Because the view of the valley as you disappear into the clouds on the cable car is still amazing. Then you're just travelling in whiteness and have no idea what's going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Regina S
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

No! Because the view of the valley as you disappear into the clouds on the cable car is still amazing. Then you're just travelling in whiteness and have no idea what's going on... so that's it's own experience - especially when a rock suddenly emerges out of nowhere 2 feet from the window.... Even in thick mist Aiguilles Rouges was... More 

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Reading UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cant recommend this walk highly enough. From the Index chair lift (above Flegere from Les Praz) short descent on ski-run, before climbing up valley to Cwm at Lac Cornu/Lac Noirs). Via Ferrata-style cables/rungs to help with slightly tricky sections (not too scary - fine for family used to Snowdonia/Lakes walks). Views, atmosphere outstanding. Allow 2-3 hours including detour to lakes... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Aiguilles Rouges natural reserve is great for hikes and also for rock climbing. There are several lakes that one can hike up to. Lac Blanc is the best known because there is a nice restaurant up there. The other lakes are more "wild nature". The view is great, with the Mont Blanc Massif right in front of you.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stunning rock climbs with access to the starting points made easier by the cable car and chair lift up to the Index! Views across the valley to the Mere de Glace and the Mont Blanc massif are fantastic. Did the Voie Gaspard route - E1, brilliant. Great walks for those not equipped for the crags.

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Latvia
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46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful, wilderness of mountains. You can choose a hiking route from "medium" difficulty to "difficult with climbing elements" or just walk any route so far you feel you good and safe. There are wild marmottes, chamois, and even royal eagle can be seen above your head. Lots of wild flowering rhododendrons... Very beautiful views on Mount Blanc massif.

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San Clemente, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good hiking options with view of Chamonix, Mont Blanc, Aguille du Midi, Aiguilles Verte. Options for refreshments at various locations.

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A large area of the mountains facing the Mont Blanc. Lots of hiking trails, animals, flowers etc. Quiet exept close to Chamonix of course

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

OK so the Aiguilles Rouges may be nowhere near as high as the Mont Blanc massif across the valley and in summer the snow remains only in patches rather than as great snowfields and glaciers but the Aiguilles Rouges has some fantastic walking routes and accessible spiky peaked summits; I enjoyed every moment exploring numerous facets of the area. Highly... More 

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Chelmsford
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This place lifts the mind, body and soul.Great for wildlife.

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