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We took the cable car up the mountain, then hiked 2.5 hours to Montenvers. When we arrived we were delighted to see a hotel with an awesome terrace where we had lunch. The view was awesome and the beer was cold! We did not do...More
We promised ourselves a trip up on the train after visiting Chamonix a few years ago. I was not disappointed. The view from the terrace at the top is thrilling, stunning, mind-expanding! It was busy in August, but I took my time and walked down...More
The Montenvers train ride offers fantastic views of the Chamonix Valley, and is a adventure by itself. On the top you can visit the Glacier exhibition. It provides a education on the history of the glacier. From the top station you can also hike down...More
Pleasant train ride and a lovey ice cave. Worth while experience overall but the cafe and shop are staffed poorly who clearly don't want to service you. For a key tourist destination in Chamonix, this is just bad business. Guess Moody's is right about the...More
The glacier and the ice cave are definitely worth a visit at least in the winter! The ride uphill from Chamonix to Montvers with the little red train is a fun experience.
The views are stunning from the terraces, and the telecabine + 400 stairs...More
It gives a great view on the mountain. However in summer nowadays there's almost no ice left. So the cost of taking the train is covered if in addition one goes to the ice cave or the glaciorum or makes a walk around.
The station for this is near to the centre of Chamonix and you are transported in comfort by train up to the viewing terrasse. The cafe at the top is disappointingly ordinary and the restaurant is a little walk away. The price is more reasonable...More