Chamonix highlights

Aiguille du Midi

For more than 50 years, the famous cable car has been an essential world attraction. From the center of Chamonix, a 20 minutes ride takes you to the gateway to the high Alps at a height of 3,842 m. From up there, the Aiguille du Midi and its laid-out terraces offer a 360° view on the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A lift brings you to the amazing summit terrace, where you will have a clear view of Mont Blanc.

Apaisée Aiguilli du midi

Montenvers – Mer de Glace

Departing from Chamonix, this famous rack and pinion railway brings you to the Montenvers site at 1913 m. An imposing panorama of the Mer de Glace glacier, the Drus and the Grands Jorasses.

Apaisée Montenvert

Panoramic views

When you enter the valley, your gaze is immediately attracted to Mont Blanc, the 4,810 meters high top of Europe, the third most visited natural site in the world. Then you look around and the Aiguilles de Chamonix are shining in front of you – rock in the pure, raw state. You also see the glaciers, those giants of ice that have always inspired, astonished and fascinated people. You are in the heart of the Mont Blanc area!

Nom des Aiguilles

Picture: Jean-Phillippe Azaïs