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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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Excellent experience. Breathtaking, memorable and educational.

It can sometimes be pretty exhausting on holiday to decide exactly what is worth doing and what is a big old waste of time, effort and money. We go on holiday to relax and get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The glacier on the inside is quite disappointing. Too many neon lights on the inside. I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because you can hike from the top of the train station and enjoy some excellent scenery. Don't bother going in the Summer. Only go if it is in the Winter when the glacier is covered in snow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It can sometimes be pretty exhausting on holiday to decide exactly what is worth doing and what is a big old waste of time, effort and money. We go on holiday to relax and get a well earned rest but at the same time, many of us like to get out there and explore, visit the sites, suck in the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Train gets you up in ~20 mins. Ticket price includes a bothways ride, cabin descend to the ice cave and the entrance at the cave (which is more like a little 3 rooms apt with some ice sculptures colorfully litted)...still the effect is worth the 400 stairs of descent - be careful ad they need to be climbed back up!!... More 

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Somerset England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There is a half an hour train journey to the top. The view at the top is amazing. No need to wear warm clothing as it is not cold up there, however you may need a cardigan to wear in the glazier. Included in the price is the cable car down to the glazier, but unfortunately it only goes part... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For the length of the journey and the height gain I thought it was overpriced and the views provided aren’t that great.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice journey but very slow. Admittedly this is for the tourists to take pictures, but as we were in a rush to get climbing it was a bit painstaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

For us this was great as we took the train to Monenvers and then hiked 2.5 hours to Aguille du Midi. It's a gorgeous hike, not that hard (well, many people took young kids but it's more like 4 hours for slower hikers) and easy to follow. Thus the train was very helpful as in 20 minutes it got us... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although in general the Montenvers train and glacier is nothing extraordinary, it is still, in my opinion, worth a visit. For children, and why not also for adults, the train ride is exciting and nice. Montenvers itself does not provide much activities (some restaurants, shop, museum etc... and hiking of course), but views are excellent and glacier is a recommendable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This old train gets you to the Mer de Glace glacier. However, I preferred the cable cars of Aiguille du Midi or Argentiere. The glacier is not as shining and beautiful as those of the cable cars. However, it was also a nice experience. What I liked most was the terrace with the restaurant at the end of the ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The little red Montenvers train takes you up to the Mer de Glace (glacier) and the ice caves on an old rack and pinion railway track first constructed in 1909. You are rewarded with a view of alpine scenery and eventually a view of the glacier at the top. Riding on the left side of the train on the way... More 

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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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