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.
DAILY INFOS The Montenvers train, the Glaciorium and the Crystal Gallery are open, Opening of the Ice Cave and gondola at 10:30. Last Vallée Blanche return by gondola at 16:00. Schedules from December 21st, 2019 till March 13rd, 2020, included : First departure at 10:00, then departure every half hour from 1pm. Last departure from Chamonix to visit the cave at 14:30. Last departure from Chamonix at 16:00. Last return from the summit at 16:30. The snowshoe trails are open not traced, no loan of snowshoes. The crystal gallery, the Glaciorium, the hotel, the Refuge du Montenvers restaurant and the Bar des Glaciers are open. Dogs are accepted on a leash. For any other period, do not hesitate to contact us.
Take a trip 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 MINUTES 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
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