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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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This great little railway, over 100 years old, gives you a really relaxed ride up to the Mer de Glace glacier. More comfortable and fun than most cable cars, this goes from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This was a disappointment, especially for E30 round trip. The train was crowded and full of noisy/yelling tourists. The cogwheel train leaves from Chamonix and the scenery up and back is pleasant with some nice valleys and mountain peaks. Any cable car is better. The stop is at Mer de Glace [glacier] station which is nice enough but we went... More 

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Lincoln, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This great little railway, over 100 years old, gives you a really relaxed ride up to the Mer de Glace glacier. More comfortable and fun than most cable cars, this goes from the village itself (you can get the shuttle bus to the station) up to France's largest glacier. The views are great. At the top, you need to get... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Took the train up to the glacier. Beautiful and scenic. Lined up for the glacier. It is unbelievable how much is has shrunk over the decades. Lineups for the glacier were long and there are many, many steps. It's interesting to go inside but it's cramped and not overly enthralling. The hike down the mountain though is lovely with stunning... More 

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Brno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I went with this train to Mer de Glace last day of summer schedule (28.9.2014). Its relatively fast journey for good price (if you buy summer pass), stunning views over mountains, glacier (Mer de Glace), Chamonix. There is a track leading to middle station of Auguille du Midi (2317 m) which offers another beautiful outlooks.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you have never seen any glacier or you want to see how serious the global warming do to the Earth, you can go check this place. But frankly speaking, this place is boring! The ice cave gotta be joking me. You have to take more than 400 steps stairs (one way) to get to the ice cave but it... More 

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Chamonix, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I went there with my so young nephew so as to show him what altitude was: he was happy of it so it was great, and I could even have enjoyed as same but I'm quite a Chamonix local! ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice place indeed. in a first look you don't understand what's the big deal, until you realize that there is Ice under... the ice cave not to be missed. Be aware that there are extra 400+ steps after the cable car. Take warm closes for the cave.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The train to the top took about 15-20 minutes and the scenery was superb with every one taking photos. Once at the top, there was an option to take the chairlift down towards the ice caves however once alighting there are 400 steps until you get to the caves. The glacier is an amazing sight and what astounded us was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderful train trip up to about 1900 meters terrific views trains run every half hour. Track down to glacier is a bit rough but you can come back on chair lift as part of your ticket. About €61 for two seniors

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Address: 35, place de la Mer de Glace, 74400 Chamonix, France
Phone Number: 33 (0)4 50 53 12 54
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Haute-Savoie  >  Chamonix

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