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Montenvers Train - La Mer de Glace

Address: 35, place de la Mer de Glace, 74400 Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)4 50 53 12 54
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Chamonix and Mont Blanc
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Ranked #10 of 48 Activities in Chamonix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer de Glace glacier.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Try to go on the railway on a clear day to get the best view of the glacier. The railway is a real feat of engineering - try to sit at the front. When we got to the top we were met by awful tinny music blaring out at the station which is quite unnecessary. The view of the glacier... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love a cogwheel train so the ride up from Chamonix is fun and the views are good. The train was full and once at the top we had a quick look at the views of the glacier (there had been some snow so it was rather pretty), then caught the little gondola down to the ice cave. The 400 odd... More 

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Sorocaba, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A nice trip to the Montenvers Hotel, placed besides the Mer de Glace, at 1913 mt high. You will spend around two hours for this tour in smalls trains, At the end, lunch or even have a hot coffe or hot chocolate.You can down to the Ice Cave,... enjoy it.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This activity came well recommended and we were bitterly disappointed. The ice cave was closed, as was the restaurant and the staff at the cafe were rude at best. There was a film crew shooting a film which also affected accessibility. The train ride up is pretty and the view at the top is really nice. However, for 30€ each... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

took a ride on train up to the glacier where you descend down via cable car and 400 steps to a tunnel underneath the glacier,inside there are ice sculpures,even an ice settee to sit on,decorated with coloured lightsand very photogenic,which makes the ;long climb down well worth it!going back up 400 steps was hard work,but we stopped in the panoramic... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I went up Mer de Glace with my wife and two young sons in August 2014. You get the Montenvers Train from the centre of Chamonix. Get there early as the train gets busy and window seats are the most popular. The train takes you up to the top of the mountain from where you can get a cable car... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The train ride to La Mer de Glace is very nice and some good views on the way up. The view of the glacier and the valley, where there had been even more of the glacier in the past, is wonderful and worth the train ride up. There is a small café and a snack bar at the top, as... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great Train Journey to Mountain... We enjoyed this, and believe you will also enjoy... see photos...

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My 15 year old and I stopped at the intermediate cable car station after our second visit in two days to Aguielle di Midi and looked for a good hike and decided to go to Montnevers. It was a great hike and he had a great surprise to see and go inside and explore the glacier. Unfortunately, it was of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We caught the train up to the Glacier as part of the multi pass. It was a pretty trip and took about 29 minutes. On arrival we rode the cable car to the glacier and then walked the 400 stairs down to the entrance of the ice caves. To see the movement that the glacier has had over time incredible.... More 

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