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Tramway du Mont-Blanc

Retro charm without equal...

Inaugurated in 1909, the Mont-Blanc Tramway is one of the oldest mechanical uphill rides in the Valley and the mountain rack railway is th highest in France.

Starting from Saint-Gervais or le Fayet, it enables you to reach the Nid d'Aigle (2380m), at the foot of the Bionnassay glacier, first stop for mountaineers setting out to climb Mont-Blanc. Throughout the journey, you can enjoy a unique view over the surrounding valleys. Setting out from le Fayet, the Mont-Blanc Tramway takes 1 ¼ hours to climb from 580 m to 2372 m. Six stops offer hikers a number of possible starting points for excursions:

  • Saint-Gervais, 792 m
  • Motivon, 1400 m
  • Col de Voza, 1653 m
  • Bellevue, 1794 m
  • Mont-Lachat, 2115 m
  • Nid d'Aigle, 2380 m, in front of the Bionnassay glacier.

Organise your visit:

  • In summer season the train stop is Nid d'Aigle. (consult the timetable)
  • There are 2 main departures : le Fayet or Saint-Gervais
  • The trip on the train lasts 1h15 up to the Nid d'Aigle.
  • Is the site open today? (live update)
NB : In winter the TMB can hand out sleds for children but no snow-shoes.
  • Chamonix Mont-Blanc
  • Dynastar
  • Helly Hansen
  • Suunto
  • Salomon
  • Scott
  • Dynastar
  • Recco
  • Lapierre