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Montenvers Mer de Glace


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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.

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icon-chiffres Some Figures

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)

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Montenvers Mer de Glace Stop :
3 / 5 / 21 / 25 / V1 (purple logo)
V2 (green logo)

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35, Place de la Mer de Glace
74400 Chamonix

icon-events Not to be missed !

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The Glaciorium
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montenvers temple de la nature
The Temple of Nature
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montenvers grotte de glace
Ice Cave
icon-grotte ICE CAVE

icon-events Events Summer 2015

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In Coming :
  • Montenvers Prestigious Train
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  • Glaciology
  • The Hidden Face of Montenvers
  • Musical Evening : with les Tuaz
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  • Montenvers Nights
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  • Cosmo Jazz 2015
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  • Litterature Days
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    Plan du Montenvers été 2013

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  • Children access : YES , from 12 months old.
  • Elderly access : YES (difficult access to the ice cave) - 400 steps.
  • Disabled access : YES - indicate when buying your tickets. No access to the Ice Cave (400 steps). Access to Glaciorium and Crystals Gallery with accompanying persons.
  • Toilets : YES
  • Disabled toilets : YES
  • Parking : YES , free closeby (Parking Planards).
  • Animals: allowed (dogs kept on a leash.)
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    icon-activities Activities

    icon-rando WALKS & HIKING
    More information walks & hiking

    icon-resto Relax and Indulge


    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



    (Arrival station) Fast food and souvenirs shop

    Booking advised on :
    ✆+33(0)4 50 53 87 70
    Booking of hotel accommodation possible online

    icon-conseil Useful Advise

    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.