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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
Phone Number: 33 (0)4 50 53 12 54
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Description: This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer...
This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer de Glace glacier.
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Another must see in chamonix

A small train takes you up to the Glacier you can then included in the price go down and enter a cave tunnelled out of the ice the views once again are stunning coupled with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A small train takes you up to the Glacier you can then included in the price go down and enter a cave tunnelled out of the ice the views once again are stunning coupled with the surreal mix of mountaineers and tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We really wanted to go up the Aiguille du Midi but it was closed because of high winds. The girl at the ticket desk suggested instead a trip on the Montenvers mountain railway. It was an excellent tip. Trains run from Chamonix to Montenvers at 1913 metres. I would say that a trip on the mountain railway is not to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The tour of the “Grotte de glace” (Ice Cave) takes visitors into the very heart of the glacier. Re-sculpted every year, it describes the life of mountain people in the early 19th century. It can be entered either by a walk of around 20 minutes on a footpath, or by gondola lift. NB: There are more than 400 steps from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Montenvers train takes you up to Montenvers peak for spectacular views of the valley and within a 30 walk of the entrance to the Mer de Glace glacier. Exiting the train you can either take the gondola halfway down or walk the whole route. The glaciers levels for the last 200 years are marked with signs on the walk... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

An enjoyable ride up, a neat little cafe on the top, a lot of steps down and then WOW! The ice cave inside the glacier was amazing - well, well, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Had a bad day weather wise but were leaving the following day so made the trip on the railway on a foggy rainy day. Used the same Chamonix pass we bought for the cable cars up the aiguille du midi (great value and recommended) and enjoyed the experience. The cable car and ice cave were included and were brilliant. I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

To go to Montenvers by train is a very interesting experience...but...not so as going by walking. Going up walking is really dificult experience, A suggestion: go up by train and walking down (around 2h). The Montenvers is low of expectations: a litle bit old fashion, not developed for the local caracheristics potential...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The other reviews are not wrong- being inside the glacier is surreal. HOWEVER, if you believe in global warming and rapid climate change, please skip this attraction. The entire visit takes about 2-2.5 hours total, but only about 10 minutes of that is spent inside the glacier. The rest is travel time on the train to/from Chamonix, the gondola down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A 1000 steps ...it certainly felt like it. Not for the unfit But we'll worth the walk....Amazing inside the glazier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The train ride was nice, but the up-close view of this glacier was wonderful! We took the small gondola down to get a closer look at the ice caves that are carved out of the glacier each year. However, the 450 steps down and the 450 steps back up looked pretty difficult, so we just enjoyed the views.

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