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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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Beautiful train ride, amazing ice cave

The train ride up and down on a sunny day gives perfect views of the valley. Once at the glacier there are a lot of steps down to the cave but it's worth the effort. The cave... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The train ride up and down on a sunny day gives perfect views of the valley. Once at the glacier there are a lot of steps down to the cave but it's worth the effort. The cave itself isn't very big but once inside you don't know where to look, everything is so blue so icey so beautiful.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids loved it. In fact we all did!! Lovely train ride up with great views of the valley. Once up to the glacier a nice decent on the gondola and then a walk to the ice cave. Tough walk back up for the kids but suck it up!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

got the little mountain train up to the glacier lovely little train ride once there the views are amazing soooo glad i did this i have never seen a glacier before i was amazed how much it has dropped since the 80s also went down all the steps on crutches to go to the ice tunnel i got some amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth doing, trains leave every twenty minutes and there are many outstanding view as you climb nearly 2000 metres. I strongly advise any one over 55 to fit this trip in between doing Mont Blanc and the other chair lifts. Gives you a breather. Strongly recommend.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this. Beautiful views on the way up in the cute little train it's worth the money. Make sure you are on the left of train as this is were the views are. We walked down to the ice cave was very busy not really a problem as the down people stuck to the right and the up people... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really waist it time and money, there wasn't any thing to do there and even the view was not special and in addition there was a construction during our visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an enjoyable train trip to the top of the mountain. Be aware though, that after you take the gondola down to start the journey to the ice cave you then have 420 steps to reach the cave. It is definitely worth it but you only need about 10-15 minutes to go through the cave. For us, this was... More 

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Dawlish, Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed this ride up the mountains on the cog railway passing through pine forests and seeing wonderful valley views of Chamonix. At the top is the largest glacier in the Alps, a gift shop and restaurant. You can take a cable car down to the ice cave. The views are beautiful up there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint train journey with fab views to the site of the glacier! You need to take a lot of steps down to see it! Absolutely amazing being inside an ice cavern! Last cable car down from the train is at 1530 and back up is at 1630.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train was less crowded than the gondola to the Aguile de Midi and we were all seated for the slow ride up the mountain. There were some great views of the valley and the Mer de Glace was cool. Another must do Chamonix attraction.

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