Montenvers Mer de Glace
Presentation of the Site
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 1,913 m.
Rates & Timetables
5141 m Length of track
871 mètres Height difference
14 à 20 Km/h Speed
20 minutes Journey duration
152 m Viaduc
11 à 22 % Variation of the incline
2h30 Visit time (Given as an indication depending on visitor numbers)
Montenvers Mer de Glace Stop :
3 / 5 / 21 / 25 / V1 (purple logo)
V2 (green logo)
35, Place de la Mer de Glace
Not to be missed !
The Temple of Nature
THE TEMPLE OF NATURE
WALKS & HIKINGMore information walks & hiking
Relax and Indulge
GRAND HÔTEL RESTAURANT
Sit by the roaring fi re and travel back in time, enjoying lunch in the large historic dining room or enjoy the view of Les Drus from the sunny terrace
THE PANORAMIQUE BAR (summer)
GLACIERS BAR & THE MONTENVERS BOUTIQUE
(Arrival station) Fast food and souvenirs shop
Booking advised on :
✆+33(0)4 50 53 87 70
Booking of hotel accommodation possible online
If you are planning a trek with children, do not overestimate their ability and choose a suitable itinerary. Check the weather forecast, and take water, cereal bars, hats, sunglasses and sun cream.
The descent to the ice cave is half in a cable-car, and half down steps (about 400). Consider this before going on this visit.
Should you wish to spend a night in the Grand Hôtel du Montenvers, please book online on our website.