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Help with Chamonix Itinerary

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Help with Chamonix Itinerary


Planning a short trip to Chamonix from Paris from 20 Jul-22 Jul. We will be taking a train from Paris Gare du Lyon to Annecy on the 20th and a bus from Annecy to Chamonix. And then a bus from Chamonix to Annecy, Train from Annecy to Paris CDG on the 22nd for our 5:55pm flight back to Thailand. Do you know of any websites for buses from Annecy to Chamonix?

We will most likely have a few hours on the 20th before dinner and full day on the 21st. I have read the Aiguille du Midi Cable Cars is a must. How long does this take? Does this include the gondola?

Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Help with Chamonix Itinerary

try this link


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If you enjoy a scenic, but none-too-demanding walk try the Grand Balcon Nord - go up on the Planpraz lift then walk along the valley side to the Flegere and descend on the cable car there to Les Praz.robably 2 - 3 hours gentle walking, and worth enjoying a coffee at Planpraz or Flegere (or both). It will give you superb views of the Mont Blanc massif, will cost a lot less and be a lot lot less crowded than the Aiguille du Midi cable car (which often involves waits of a couple of hours. There's not a lot to do at the top of the Midi, other than to eyeball the scenery, fight the crowds, and then join the queue to go back down)

You can make it a circular walk by crossing the road outside the bottom station of the Flegere cable car, then following the main road back towards CHamonix for 400 metres until you cross the river, then turning right and strolling back through the woods.

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3. Re: Help with Chamonix Itinerary

Why through Annecy? I suggest taking the TGV from Gare Lyon to St.Gervais, then the (beautiful) Chamonix train (world's steepest non-cog train, great experience) from St.Gervais to Chamonix. Easiest to book train tickets through raileurope.com.

The Aiguille du Midi Tram Ride is a must, to view Mont Blanc and surrounding area like no other. It is two tram rides to the top. Also take the Montevers train to the mer de glace and have lunch at the Hotel Montevers.

Check out my website on the vallee blanche and mer de glace for more info. I just returned again from Chamonix 2 days ago, and I miss it already!


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