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Montenvers - Mer de Glace train

35 Place de la Mer de Glace | Mont Blanc, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 53 22 75
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Enjoy history and glaciology It takes about twenty minutes to climb the 1,000 metres up to the Montenvers-Mer de Glace attraction. Simply hop on board the famous little red railway train. Time will stand still, and you’ll enjoy this vintage method of transport. The track climbs the mountainside, running through the forest, tunnels cut through the rock and over viaducts. You enter the realm of the high mountains, and round the last bend you’ll feel the magic: you’ve arrived at your destination at the foot of the famous Mer de Glace glacier, at an altitude of 1,913m. A stunning panorama opens out before you, with the glacier below, an excellent testament to the climate change in this day and age.
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“ice cave” (157 reviews)
35 Place de la Mer de Glace | Mont Blanc, 74400, Chamonix, France
+33 4 50 53 22 75
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very sad to visit the Mer de Glace, with the global warming, the ice level is dramatic. It seems that every year stairs are added to chase the ice... visit sould be stop, it's quite exhausting for young and old people.

Thank LalitoBo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This review may seem unkind as nature can't be controlled, but unfortunately the glacier has shrunk so much over the last twenty years that it does not have a wow factor. It just doesn't compare to others we've seen in Iceland, Canada or Norway. Many...More

Thank kevcarter
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well the train ride is fun and has some great views, and the view from the top of the glacier is incredible, €31.50 is too expensive. The glacier is cool but there's not much to do - you can easily do a day hike (2...More

Thank hannahlouey
Reviewed 6 days ago

The train goes up and down from the station in Chamonix. We have used it several times to bring us down from Montenvers at the end of a hike from the midway second of Aigulle de Midi. The station at Montenvers has a newly built...More

Thank Hils W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our day off after a few days of trekking. Nice place to recognize the glacier inside. Also very nice views of surrounding mountains.

Thank lenkagollvitzerova
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed w the history of this Glacier. Fascinating. The ice cave was fabulous. Worth the money.

Thank henriettagal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know the glacier is the main attraction but actually the train is great fun. I think getting the train to the top, going to the cafe and gift shop and getting the train back would be enough. However...the glacier is the attraction. You should...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the train up and saw the glacier, ice caves and crystal museum. Train was prompt and views lovely. The glaciologist providing information was amazing! The gondola to the caves is great. Lovely cafe and gift shop. Impressive structure to walk up from the...More

Thank helennewzealand123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I paid extra for this trip instead of buying a day pass after the Aguille du midi trip. The cave itself is cheezy, with lights, music and statues without detail. It was nice to see first hand how the glacier has shrunk recently and also...More

Thank Produsa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many stairs... But the ice caves was absolutely stunning. I've walked on tons of glaciers but never been inside of one! Totally worth the stairs

Thank Carly A
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26 August 2017|
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Response from MONT BLANC N | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for contacting us! You can combinbate both site on the same day, we recommend you to visit the Aiguille du Midi early in the morning. Have a nice day
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Prasanna H
25 May 2017|
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Response from Sandini W | Reviewed this property |
Still it would be great! The train tour is scenic specially around this time of the year. She can enjoy a cup of coffee at the restaurant while others go and watch the ice caves.
Christine O
19 February 2017|
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Response from Matildea | Reviewed this property |
It doesn't take that long on the train but it's a walk to the mer de glace. I will say you should be able to do it in 2 hours it all depend on when and what time you get there (high season mid day is the busiest)