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Alps Mont Blanc_
The whole world meets in "Cham" . In the streets of this "high mountain town" you will hear all languages. But this summit meeting takes place in a common spirit, that of mountaineering enthusiasts, its legends, its ethics. In the heart of the city, between two shops, look up: there is Mont Blanc everywhere. 4810 m of rock, snow, ice and dreams for all.
With an exceptional geographical location in the heart of Europe , a few kilometers from the Swiss and Italian borders, the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley is easily accessible by plane, train or road.
The Mont Blanc
You enter the valley and your eyes fall on Mont Blanc, 4,810 meters, roof of Europe, the third most visited natural site in the world . Each year, this myth attracts millions of visitors and thousands of climbers.
Your gaze turns away and there the Aiguilles de Chamonix sparkling before your eyes, a raw encounter with the rock in its purest form.
Then come the glaciers, these ice giants have always inspired, astonished, fascinated.
You are in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif!
The 350 km of trails traversing the Valley invite you to discover 170 routes adapted to each one.
Walk at the bottom of the valley in the scent of fir trees, take a little altitude and taste the blueberries in a grandiose setting or collect the unevenness...
A one-day hike with the family or a circuit with nights in shelters, everyone can organize themselves according to their abilities and according to their desires.
The Montenvers Train
The Montenvers railway was the first construction in the valley, specially made for tourist purposes. It has been in circulation since 1908.
The Montenvers Train will take you to the Mer de Glace. The funicular train departs from Chamonix and climbs the slope of the Aiguilles de Chamonix to an altitude of 1913m.
The Montenvers train station site also includes a café and a restaurant from which you can enjoy some spectacular views of some of Chamonix's most prestigious peaks: les Drus (3754 m), the Grandes Jorasses (4205 m), the Aiguille du Grépon (3482 m).
The Aiguille du Midi
For more than 60 years, the Aiguille du Midi has been a major world site. From the center of Chamonix, its cable car takes you in 20 minutes to the gates of the High Mountain at 3842 m .
The Aiguille du Midi and its furnished terraces offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Thanks to an elevator, you access the summit terrace to discover a breathtaking view of Mont Blanc.
Thrill-seekers will appreciate the site's new attraction: more than a thousand meters of space under your feet, in the glass box, glazed on 5 of its sides. A small step for the visitor, a big step in the history of the Aiguille du Midi
The Mer de Glace
The Mer de Glace is one of the important sites in the Chamonix valley. It is the largest glacier in France (7 km long and 200 m thick).
In winter, thousands of skiers descend to Montenvers station after having made the famous "Vallée Blanche".
In the bowels of the glacier: an original collection of ice sculptures . The cave must be re-cut every summer because the glacier advances 70m every year. In winter, the cave is replaced by a small ice museum.
The Mont Blanc Tram Way
One of the last highest cogwheel trains in France awaits you for a journey of retro charm during which the alpine landscapes and Mont Blanc are discovered, majestic, over a timeless stroll.
In winter, it takes pedestrians and skiers to the Plateau de Bellevue (1800 m) and to the Prarion ski area for the pleasure of a most picturesque walk and the grandeur of an exceptional panorama. In summer, it takes you to the Eagle's Nest (2372 m).
Take the cogwheel train and set off effortlessly to conquer the peaks. The Jeanne, Marie or Anne trainset transport you to the gates of the high mountains for the greatest pleasure of your eyes.
GRAND TOUR D'AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
GRAND TOUR OF AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES
14 JOURS / 14 NUITS
14 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS
2 semaines à la découverte des plus beaux sites incontournables de la région. Un circuit exceptionnel !
2 weeks to discover the most beautiful unmissable sites in the region. An exceptional circuit!