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Mont Blanc

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Chamonix, 74404

The Basics

To get the full Mont Blanc experience, head out on climbing, skiing, or paragliding adventure from Chamonix. For memorable views of Mont Blanc from across the valley, hike to Lac Blanc and see the entire Mont Blanc massif reflected in the lake’s turquoise waters.

To get close to Mt Blanc without climbing it, ride up the Aiguille du Midi cable car. This thrilling cable car whisks riders up to the 12,605-foot (3,842-meter) summit of the Aiguille du Midi for incredible panoramas of the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps. Day trips to the attraction typically leave from Geneva and include round-trip transportation. For equally impressive views from Planpraz and Le Brévent, opt for a gondola ride from Chamonix.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Chamonix

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Aiguille Du Midi & Montvers Glacier
Vic_C, Feb 2020
Chamonix Mont Blanc Gold All inclusive Tour from Geneva
Unbelievable views - once in a lifetime trip! Neil our guide was both knowledgeable & helpful Fully recommend it
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Great day in Chamonix
denestrada14, Jan 2020
Chamonix Mont Blanc Paragliding Experience in the Alps from Geneva
As a solo traveller who doesn’t want any hassle, this tour was perfect for me. I had enough time for everything on this tour. The paragliding was amazing! I felt super safe with my tandem instructor, Richard. Our tour guide, Niels, was also fab. Making sure we understand everything and also made sure I get to my tour as I’m the only paraglider in the group. Great choice!
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Great day trip
CC1976, Sep 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
This is a great place to visit. It can get cold at the top so suggest bringing a ski (or thick) jacket. Note however this is not really a guided tour. We were picked up at our hotel and you get some pre-recorded commentary in the mini-van on the way to Chamonix. You are then given your tickets for the day but then basically left on your own until you are picked up for the drive back to Geneva. So this is potentially a trip that you could do on your own. There is quite a lot to see with quite lengthy waiting times so keep an eye on the time.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Always pack rain gear and extra layers when visiting Mont Blanc; weather in the Alps can change suddenly.

  • Some tours require a significant amount of climbing; check with your operator, and plan to wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing.

  • The Aiguille du Midi cable car is wheelchair accessible, and there is a cafeteria, a souvenir shop, and a museum at the top of Aiguille du Midi.

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How to Get There

The closest international airport is located in Geneva, 52 miles (84 kilometers) northwest of Chamonix. Busses run regularly from the Geneva airport to Chamonix, and many Mont Blanc tours include transportation from Geneva. The Aiguille du Midi cable car is located in the south end of Chamonix, within walking distance of the town center.

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When to Get There

Summer is the best time for hiking and sightseeing at Mont Blanc, and July and August tend to be the busiest part of tourist season. The classic Mont Blanc climbing season runs from mid-June through September, although expert climbers may attempt the summit in winter. The Aiguille du Midi cable car is open year-round except for during annual maintenance in November and during poor weather.

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The Tour du Mont Blanc

The 110-mile (170-kilometer) Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular long-distance hiking trails in Europe and passes through France, Italy, and Switzerland on its circumnavigation of Mont Blanc. Hikers trek through glacial valleys, mountain passes, and hidden Alpine villages and spend the night at mountain huts along the way.

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