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“Mon Dieu!!”
Review of Mont Blanc

Chamonix, France
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Chamonix
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Snowboarding
Owner description: A towering mountain range on the Italian border, the highest peak of which measures nearly 16,000 feet, making it the second highest mountain in... more » Owner description: A towering mountain range on the Italian border, the highest peak of which measures nearly 16,000 feet, making it the second highest mountain in Europe. « less
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Cosham,Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Mon Dieu!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I recently travelled to Italy from France via the Mont Blanc tunnel. The scenery was amazing and I would very much like to spend more time exploring this region one day. However, it was the cost of the use of the tunnel that was truly amazing!! Nothing was indicated on the road leading to the tunnel entrance. Upon arriving at the peage at the mouth of the tunnel I was asked for the sum of 40.80 EUROS. Naturally I had to pay as I was somewhat committed by that point.......I did wonder just how many times a day the cashier was met with "HOW MUCH!!!" There was a convoy of 3 British cars towing caravans in front of me and I dread to think how much they had to pay. Oh, the 40.80 euros was for one way only!!!

I returned via the San Gotthard Tunnel on my return trip which is FREE

It is quite an expense travelling through this part of the country with the many tolls, but still the cost of the Mont Blanc Tunnel seemed an expense too far. My advise, use the San Gotthard route.

Visited May 2013
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“Seen from the top of the Aiguille de Midi cable car”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

fantastic views of Mont Blanc from the top of the Aiguille De Midi cable car. Really amazing. Great to go up after a good day's skiing. Lift closes at 4:30pm so you have to get up before in order to have a short walk about and catch the views. We didn't stay too long but there is a cafe if you want to have a drink..... Easy to get to in central Chamonix and free on the unlimited chamonix lift pass.

Visited March 2013
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berlin
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“Breathtaking views and charming village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Spent a day in Chamonix and Mont Blanc. Charming village with canals and views of the mountains all around. Took the cable car up Mont Blanc which was a great experience. So refreshing to be up so high and look out. Very cold up there, obviously, but there is a cafeteria to warm up in.

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Incredible considering this is the tallest point in Europe. A breathtaking experience! Views all over the Alps including Switzerland and Italy.

Visited April 2013
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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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“Chamonix and Mont Blanc”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The tour was Terrible due to bad weather and not properly organised.Guide not even provided the cell no in case of emergency.Booked through Viator. Organised by Key tours(Geneva).I had joined on 29.03.Most of the Cable-car was closed and the train also. It was a costly tour (USD 239.54). Lunch at the L'M brasserie was excellent.Place was beautiful, but due to weather it was terrible(Ice,snow,rain,wind).The operator should cancel the trip in advance due to bad weather.

Visited March 2013
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