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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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It was a beautiful place. The melting of the glacier was striking. Global warming looks real to me!! But the 420 stairs are there. On the day we went that was complicated by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful place. The melting of the glacier was striking. Global warming looks real to me!! But the 420 stairs are there. On the day we went that was complicated by the last diehard skiers walking up. Worth the trip but not cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

From Chamonix, we took the 1st train which departed at 10 am ( be there around 30 mins to purchase ticket and queue for the train). We visited in April, so the queue is not a issue at all as it is low season. Nice scenery on the way to Montenvers. The Glacier still looked good, but it is shocking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My daughter and I were not interested in skiing and took the train up to the glacier, visited the ice cave and went snow shoeing. It was a great day and we both loved it. There are about 1000 steps down (and back up) to the ice cave. It was well worth it, but need to know if you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited Montenvers in the off season, which was great as there weren't many people up there at all. Absolutely breathtaking views of the glacier and the Chamonix Valley. The cave and gondola were closed when we went, but would love to return and check it out! So reasonably priced as well! Would recommend for all.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After a fantastic ski down from the Aiguille Du Midi I decided on a coffee this came from a machine where you press a button rather fill the hopper and steam the coffee. It was wet but that’s about all. The thing that really made me think not to spend any more money there was that Patisserie selection on show... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The train for the Glacier goes from the train station which is in town and you can buy your tickets for the next train I think they go on the hour (but check). When we went the wind was to high for the cable cars to take you down to the glacier - but it was still worth it not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a must do visit, it's amazing to see how global warming is destroying the wonders of the world. The ice caves are worth walking down and up the stairs. A really worthwhile trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You can divide the Montenvers Train trip, with it's fantastic panoramic view, including "Le Mer de Glasse" (Sea of Ice) and the optional visiting inside the glacier. The glaciorum visit take at least 40 minutes and you descend using a small funicular (a 5 minute trip only). The views down there are fantastic (and very cold). I did not see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Old fashion train takes 20 minutes to climb to the observation deck to overlook the glacier. There is a glaciorium whi h is an informative exhibit educating about glaciers. The photos of where the glacier used to be are remarkable.

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Mississauga Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We really enjoyed the whole experience - the cogwheel train, the gondola down closer to the glacier, and then the 240 steps down to see the icecave - and then the tough climb back those 240 steps.

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