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A must! Chamonix the famous mountain resorts at the foot of the majestic Mont-Blanc. Take the cable-car to reach the snow-covered peaks and admire the Sea of Ice!

Information Description
Tour name Independant day Chamonix - Mont-Blanc
Product code KTG121
Opening Daily throughout the year except the 25th December and 1st January
Description A 90 minutes drive by motor-coach through the picturesque Arve Valley takes us from Geneva to Chamonix, one of the most famous mountain villages at the foot of the remarkable and majestic Mont-Blanc, the highest peak of Europe (4807 m./15.771 ft).
Duration of circuit 10
Departure Every day
Departure 8h00 airoprt area
Departure 8h30 Bus Terminal, 8 rue Francois Bonivard
Return 14h30* or 18h20
or
Departure 10h00* airoport area
Departure 10h30* Bus Terminal, 8 rue Francois Bonivard
return 18h20
* Week end and holiday, June to seprember every day.
Guided tours No guide
Important You will be crossing the Franco-Swiss border The Passport is indispensable !!!Visa whenever applicable
Children information It is not allowed for children under 2 years old to ascend the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi
Children from 4 to 12 years old, child's fare
Included Transportation by bus, French and English speaking guide
Excluded Lunch and Cable car to the Aiguille du Midi (4807 m./15.771 ft)
Complementary information AIGUILLE DU MIDI
This rocky 3842 m./12,604 ft. peak close to the Mont Blanc is reached in 20 minutes by a two-stage cablecar. The summit offers unique panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and major peaks of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

The fantastic universe of the high mountains !

The most famous cable-car in the world will take you, after a dizzying aerial voyage, as far as the Aiguille du Midi (3842 metres). This high-mountain site, equipped for your comfort and safety, offers you a unique 360° panorama, taking in the majestic Mont-Blanc as well as the whole of its massif.
Perhaps you will be lucky enough to see mountaineers linked by ropes trying to conquer one of these prestigious summits.



The Aiguille du Midi comprises 4 sites :
The Piton Nord on which you arrive : arrival and departure station, cafeteria, souvenir shop, terrace for looking at Chamonix from above.
The Piton Central with the Mont-Blanc gallery, the lift and the terrace at the summit (3842 metres). (Access to the lift is not included in the price of the return ticket)
The Mont-Blanc terrace, the finest view of Mont-Blanc. Not to be missed !
In winter, access to the Vallée Blanche is via the ice tunnel, Vallée Blanche exit.
In summer, access to Helbronner Italy (Mont-Blanc panoramic cable-car), is via the Rebuffat footbridge.

MER DE GLACE
A confortable electric rack-railway conveys passengers from Chamonix to Nontenvers ( 1913m / 6276 ft) a vantage point wih fine views of the Mer de Glace. This magnificent glacier is 7 km/ 4 miles long and averages 1200m / 3/4-mile in width.

The Montenvers train - La Mer de Glace (Ice Sea)

This charming little red train has been ferrying travellers up to the Montenvers site and the world famous Mer de Glace glacier since 1908.
Surrounded by prestigious summits, les Drus (3754 m), les Grandes Jorasses (4205 m) and les Grands Charmoz (3842 m), the Montenvers site offers numerous exhibitions to enable everyone to know more about the life of the largest French glacier (7 km long !) and about nature in the Alps.

Discovering the site
A panorama and access to the Mer de Glace.
A grotto cut in the heart of the ice.
The crystals gallery cut in the rock.
The Musée de la Faune Alpine.
A guided tour of the Hôtel Restaurant du Montenvers.
An Ice garden making it possible to walk on the glacier (in summer).
The theme trails, to learn about nature.


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