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Address: Chamonix, Chamonix, France
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Beautiful ice cave

It's beautiful ice cave.The colors change with different spot light on ice.Don't forget to bring hot clothes inside, it's little bit cold.

Reviewed October 16, 2016
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Barcelona, Spain
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Araches-la-Frasse, France
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

To access the Mer de Glace and the Ice Cave in Chamonix, take the train of the Montenvers from Chamonix town center (Gare du Montenvers).A small cable car allows visitors to descend from the train station onto the Mer de Glace glacier where they can enter a man made ice grotto. The ice grotto is cut into the living glacier.... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

It's beautiful ice cave.The colors change with different spot light on ice.Don't forget to bring hot clothes inside, it's little bit cold.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2016

I didn't expect to enjoy this visit as much as I did. The main concern about it is how shockingly fast the glacier has shrunk in the last 30 years, you can see signs showing the different levels as you take the steps down to the entrance. I don't think the attraction will exist within the next 5 years so... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We absolutely love this trip, making easily afternoon after having early morning trip to Aiguille du Midi. We took a tickets for train from train station of the center of town, and this ride takes you up approx 20 minutes to Montenvers. On your way the view over window is incredible and breathtaking. We just enjoyed this ride by itself.... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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438 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Stairs aside ... because you have to climb all of them back to the top ... there is much to be said about this tourist attraction. This is an interesting tourist attraction, because let's be honest, how often do you get to walk INSIDE a glacier? My take on this is mixed. If you are a supporter of protecting Earth-... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2016

My family and I took the tram to Mer de Glace, which is where you can find the ice caves. Once you make your way to the top of the mountain on the tram, you must get in line to take the cable car to the entrance of the glacier. There is a lot of WALKING and stair-climbing (I think... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2015

This was not worth the time and money to visit. Yes it is an ice cave, but the long and tedious trip down and then back up the stairs with thousands of people and their dogs pushing and kids with strollers (seriously people, leave them at the top of the stairs) pushing and shoving. If there was an easier, and... More 

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Fremont, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great experience & amazing blue color of the tunnel. Montenvers train ride from valley to Mer de Glace station had beautiful view both way. It's free admission into the cave. Inside the cave has photo booth service, printed right away. But because it require lots of step climbing even after get off the lift, people with foot/knee problem might have... More 

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Annecy, France
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190 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a fantastic place on Earth! It really worth a visit! We had an amazing time by the mer de glace

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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 28, 2015

Not much to see inside after a long walk. There were just a couple of sculptures to look at and that is it.

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