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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
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rivonia, South Africa
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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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Dudeldorf
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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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North Haven, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The train up to the glacier is a great experience. We even saw wild deer on the way. I enjoyed the historical aspects of the journey too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Taking a cog train up the mountain is exciting. The view on the way up is fantastic, so try to go on a clear day. Sunshine makes it easier to enjoy the view of the glacier at the top (dress warmly - it is quite cold in the winter). Definitely take the tram down and walk the path to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It is an amazing place ! Both beautiful and interesting. It's worrying how fast the glacier melt in last years.

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