Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice)

Highly recommended
The Montenvers rack railway, inaugurated in 1908, makes the high mountains and glaciers accessible to non-alpinists in only 20min from Chamonix. The scenery on arrival, at 1,935m/6,348ft above sea level, is stunning and gives the onlooker a sense of the proportions of France's largest glacier, the Mer de Glace, with the Grandes Jorasses in the background. Visit the ice grotto carved beneath the glacier afresh each year.

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Address:

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Balcons de la Mer de Glace glacier Balcons de la Mer de Glace glacier
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