A stunning panorama
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.
THURSDAY MAY 24: More stable and warmer fairly sunny locally cloudy in the afternoon. Have a nice day !
Wind : 0Km/HDirection :
Take a trop on the famous little red railway train
Penetrate the innards of the Mer de Glace
The glacier tells its story and its development
Witness entertaining and educational scenes from the past
Comfort spaces and areas of discovery of the site
Discover the Refuge du Montenvers and its Restaurants
CHILDREN ACCESS : YES, from 12 months old.
ELDERLY ACCESS : YES (difficult access to the ice cave) - 500 steps.
DISABLED ACCESS : (in wheelchair with accompanying person): YES - indicate when buying your tickets. No access to the Ice Cave (448 steps). Access to Glaciorium and crystals gallery with accompanying persons
TOILETS : Chamonix departure station + Arrival station at Montenvers
DISABLED TOILETS : Chamonix departure station + Arrival station at Montenvers
PARKING : YES, free close by (Parking Planards)
PICNIC ROOM : NO
RESERVATION : NO
ANIMALS : YES (Dogs kept on a leash)
5141 M LENGTH OF TRACK
871 M HEIGHT DIFFERENCE
14 TO 20 KM/H SPEED
20 MIN JOURNEY DURATION
152 M VIADUC
2H30 VISIT TIME
(Given as an indication depending on visitor numbers)
LE MULET : STOP GARE SNCF
35 PLace de la Mer de Glace
74400 Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Winter Brochures, Rates & Maps
All the sections
Dear customers and partners,
The engineering works currently taking place on the motor-cable of the "2nd stage Plan de l’Aiguille - Aiguille du Midi" cable car are going to require further complementary works. These works will push back the reopening of the lift system beyond the date originally announced.
The Aiguille du Midi cable car will now be closed until Friday 1st June inclusive.
During this time, the Chamonix - Planpraz cable car (Brévent) will be open every day, offering visitors the opportunity to appreciate panoramic views over the Mont Blanc range.
-First departure at 09:00
-Last departure from Chamonix at 16:00
-Last return to Planpraz at 16:30
The car park and bus stop for rapid drop-offs, situated at the cable car base station, are open.
The Planpraz cable car will now reopen for the summer season on the 16th June, instead of the 9th June, in order to carry out the necessary maintenance work originally scheduled for May.
The Compagnie du Mont Blanc remain at your disposal for any clarification or additional information.