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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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This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer de...

This train takes visitors on the short ride between Chamonix and the Mer de Glace glacier.

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A fascinating visit to a glacier and its environment - beware of steep climb

There are plus and minus sides to this visit. It would be perfect to visit a glacier without the crowds, but it's great to use the train to get up high, so you can't complain when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lyon, France
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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are plus and minus sides to this visit. It would be perfect to visit a glacier without the crowds, but it's great to use the train to get up high, so you can't complain when everyone else does that too! We did one of the numerous walking trails which run from the hotel near the Montenvers glacier station. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Montvenvers Train Station is quite close to Chamonix Mont Blanc Railway Station. We took the train to the top and visited the glaciorium. It was a very beautiful depiction of the effect of climate change on glaciers. We had planned to visit the ice caves, but the gondola was closed due to weather conditions. We visited in summer (July),... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the train up, quickly checked out the Ice Cave (nice but very artificiel and crowded) and then started our descend down to Chamonix. Great hike along steep ridges. Adviceable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Where else can you visit a Glacier and Ice caves!! We took the train to the top which is easily accessible from the centre of Chamonix. When at the top there is a great view over the Glacier and surrounding mountains. The 400 odd steps down aren't too bad but coming back up is a little harder. Great experience!!

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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst the views from the top are spectacular the most stunning thing to see is the rate of retreat of this glacier. Considering the tramway was first constructed about 100 years ago its amazing that you now have to climb down 450 steps to get onto the glacier and the ice caves - and that's about 50 steps more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after aiguille du midi. Another amazing experience. This time, I find this more appealing to families. I suggest do the park when you come down. Especially if you're planing to see the ice cave. That's 400 steps, not sure if your kids will be up to that challenge. But I did see some families who managed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent walk down to the ice cave and a walk round it. Amazing to see how much it has changed over the last thirty years. A great place to visit. Did this as part of a day visit from Geneva.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great trip from start to finish. With a lovely train ride up the mountain to the summit. You had to descent then to the glacier. It was great for all ages with some great ice sculpture all lit up wonderfully. There is also a museum on top which we also found interesting. This trip filled an afternoon... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over €110 for a family of five to go up and marvel at the Mer de Glace. It might've been a sea of ice a century ago, but now it's barely a stream! Not their fault that the glacier is receding, of course, and at least you can get down to what's left of the glacier to see the ice... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An attraction really not suited for peak times. There are queues for everything- to pay for tickets then for the train up for 45 minutes. Then for back up to the cable car, then the train down. We had enough that we got straight off the cable car down to the glacier, took a couple snaps then immediately rejoined the... More 

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