Surroundings of Flaine

Mont Blanc

Climbing the 4,810-metre Mont Blanc is the ultimate challenge for many mountaineers. This demanding two or three-day glacier climb up the highest mountain in the Alps is only suitable for highly-trained mountaineers with glacier experience, accompanied by a guide.What if you have less experience, but would nevertheless like to see Mont Blanc from up close?

Aguille du Midi

You can take a gondola from Chamonix to Plan de l'Aguile. then transfer to another gondola that will take you to the top of the AguilLe du Midi at 3,842 meters. There are various viewpoints, but with one short lift you can reach the highest point with the best view of Italy, Switzerland and France!

 

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Mer de Glace en Montenvers Train

The famous Montenvers cog railway offers comfortable transport from Chamonix to the magnificent valley glacier of Mer de Glace, France’s largest glacier, at an altitude of 1,913 metres. The views over the 7-kilometre long glacier are stunning. It lies on the north side of Mont Blanc; it has an average depth of 200 metres; and moves at 120 metres per year. It is, of course, also a magnificent place for hiking enthusiasts.

 

Aiguille du Midi

From Chamonix, you can take a cable car to Plan de l'Aiguille. You then transfer to a different cable car, which takes you to the top of the Aiguille du Midi, at an altitude of 3,842 metres. There are a number of spots with spectacular views, or you can take a short lift to the highest point with the very best views of Italy, Switzerland and France.

 

Friendly Samoëns

The historic centre of beautiful Samoëns is home to a number of interesting shops, restaurants and bars. The new Chariande Express chairlift takes you to the top of the Tête de Saix, the central peak of the Grand Massif area, in just 7 minutes.

 

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