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 Please be informed that the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc is obliged to close all its ski areas, tourist sites & mountain restaurants until further notice. This total shutdown of our installations is the result of the new series measures imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding.
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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Dear Clients & Partners,
As part of the steps taken to limit the propagation of the coronavirus, COVID-19, & following the isolation obligations announced, all our services are closed from this moment (15th of March 2020) and until further notice.
A minimum service is to be continued on our various sites & installations during the coming few days to ensure their complete closure & safe shutdown.
This also applies to the mountain restaurants
A minimum service is also in place, thanks to home-working facilities where possible for the various support services (technical, administrative & accounting, human resources, commercial & marketing, communication) under the direct responsibility of the CEO, Groupe Compagnie du Mont-Blanc.
At your service by e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily or long stay passes (1 to 21 days):
For all requests for a total or partial refund, please use the specific request sheet on-line http://suggestion.compagniedumontblanc.fr
After study of the use of the pass, we will proceed to a total or partial refund.
Please be aware that the refund delay will be longer than usual & only after normal service is resumed.
Take care of yourself & your family.