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“See Mont Blanc”
Review of Brevent Cable Car

Brevent Cable Car
Ranked #5 of 65 things to do in Chamonix
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Owner description: ENJOY THE MOUNTAINS ! With its southern exposure, overlooking the Mont-Blanc Range, the Brévent is the ideal departure point for classic hikings and easy rambles to various mountain lakes (Lac du Brévent, Lac Cornu…)
Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“See Mont Blanc”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Two cable cars take you to the top from where hang gliders jump - world championships are held here. Fantastic panoramic views of Mont Blanc and the Alps.

Visited July 2014
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Thetford, Norfolk, U.K.
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“Worth the cost”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

One of 4 cable cars in Chamonix, this one goes up to 200 metres, then further on another cable. Not cheap, but worth it fro the view from the top. Cafe at the top, but general area rather scruffy.

Visited July 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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“A better view of Mont Blanc from this side of the valley.”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

A relatively easy hike goes from one cable car to the other, from the base of Brevent to Flegere. It has beautiful views of the mountain across the valley. Don't forget to buy water from the grocery store in town. It was 4 euros to buy a small bottle at the top.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Best views of Mont Blanc from Chamonix Valley”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our group walked up to the Le Brevent Summit from Les Bossons, about a 5 and half hour journey as the final part of our 10 day hike around the Mont Blanc massif. It was a long hike but not too difficult (at least compared with other legs of our hiking) and the views from the summit across the Chamonix Valley to Mont Blanc are about the best you will get in the area.
Compared with the cable car on the other side of Chamonix to Aiquille de Midi, it's not crowded and there were no long queues.
On most good days there are numerous para gliders launching nearby and its worth the trip alone to see close ups of them swooping low overhead and seemingly just missing the sheer cliffs that surround the area.
There is a good outdoor restaurant at the mid level, although we didn't have time to stop for lunch so not sure about the quality of the food but it appeared to be an excellent spot to take in the views and sip a glass or two of wine

Visited July 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Panoramic Views”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had a day off of work this week so decided to do some serious off piste snowboarding across glacier from the top of Le Brèvent.

Its a beautiful ride up from the base sharing with hikers in a very large cable car. IF you are looking for something to do on a spare day then a hike down from the mid-station would be a good shout.

The views up there are to die for. And I got some great pano photos on the iphone!

Visited July 2014
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