train de montenvers mer de glace

The journey to the Mer de Glace begins in Chamonix Mont-Blanc at Montenvers station, the famous funicular train and its railway are the first constructions in the valley, specially made for tourist purposes; the first tourists traveled in 1908. The famous red train car climb along the slopes of the Chamonix needles and twenty minutes later, you arrived at your destination at 1913 meters.

You will continue your trip with the visit of the ice cave, it is accessible either by a footpath of about 20 minutes, or by a cable car: be careful, there will still be 550 steps from the arrival of the cable car to the entrance to the cave.
The ice cave is located practically at the end of the Mer de Glace, it offers you a magnificent exploration in the heart of the glacier which must be cut every year, because unfortunately the sea of ice continues to melt…

The Glaciorium is an interactive and educational space essential for measuring the reality of climate change. It allows us to better understand the history of the Mer de Glace, its formation, its history and its future developments, this is what you will discover thanks to this essential visit …

The Chamonix valley is fortunate to have many sumptuous sites to discover, but the Mer de Glace is surely the one to visit. Because in addition to the Mer de Glace, the Grotte de Glace, the Glaciorium, you can admire some of the most prestigious peaks of Chamonix such as that of Drus (3754 m), Grandes Jorasses (4205 m), or even the Aiguille du Grépon (3482 m).