Mer De Glace

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  • Address: 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 29 EUR
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Temple, Outdoors, Cave, View Point, Family And Kids, Adventure, Nature

Mer De Glace - Review

The Mer de Glace is the largest glacier in France. Spread across 7 kms., the glacier is around 200 meters deep. A perfectly adventurous skiing spot, thousands of skiers follow the glacier down to the Montenvers Railway station after skiing the famous ‘Vallee Blanche’.  Attractions at the Mer de Glace include the Ice Cave, the Temple de la Nature and the Glaciorum. 

Mer De Glace Information

  • The approach to the Ice Cave has around 400 steps. Not wheelchair accessible.

Mer De Glace Ticket Prices

  • Adult (16+)- €29.50
  • Child (4-15): €25.10
  • Note: Rates mentioned include a total package- the train ride, the cable ride and the attractions.

Mer De Glace Opening and Closing Hours

  • Timings mentioned are for the little train that travels up to the glacier.
  • First train to leave from the station is at 10 am. Intervals of 20-30 minutes. Last train to leave from the glacier for the return journey is at 4.30 pm or 5.00 pm (seasonal timings apply).

How To reach Mer De Glace by Public Transport

  • The Montenvers rack railway.

Restaurants Near Mer De Glace

  • Grand Hotel du Montenvers (The Montenvers Hotel)

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  • Mer De Glace Address: 74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
  • Mer De Glace Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Mer De Glace Price: 29 EUR
  • Time required to visit Mer De Glace: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mer De Glace

  • 95% of people who visit Chamonix include Mer De Glace in their plan

  • 88.41% of people start their Mer De Glace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Mer De Glace

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

94.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mer De Glace

People normally club together Lake Gaillands and Parc De Loisirs while planning their visit to Mer De Glace.

People also prefer to start their day with Mer De Glace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Mer De Glace, Chamonix Reviews

  • A short train ride takes you to a panoramic point for a great overview of the glacier and the surrounding mountains. The glacier is melting rapidly but its size is still very impressive. You don't realize how massive it is until you're seeing it with your own eyes. Taking the cable cabin and walking down the stairway gives you a good impression of how big the site really is. Once you made it down to glacier level you can visit the ice caves. You'll also see and hear rocks tumbling down the mountain walls which is quite impressive.

  • Fantastic Cogwheel train experience! Lots of great pictures on the way up!

  • If you like hiking, rather hike up to the glacier, its easy accessible and a beautiful path, well marketed and it will take you around 2-3 hours, depending on your level of fitness. Alternatively, you can hike on the way down and take the train first. Enjoy it!

  • very nice travel to the ice sea of Mont Blanc, it's fantastic the moment spend on this litlte old train and the station on top is beautiful, a recommended attraction

  • Great experience on holiday!

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