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
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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 Travel Tips

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Mer De Glace

  • 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 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

  • The Montenvers rack railway.

  • 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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  • 56.63% of people who visit Chamonix include Mer De Glace in their plan

  • 93.49% of people start their Mer De Glace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

95% 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.

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

Mer De Glace Reviews & Ratings

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  • Looking at going to the ice cave Nov 6 2023. Will it be open please.

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  • Hi, may I know will the ice cave be opened on 27/10/22?

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  • We are looking to view the mer de glace in August. We have our dog also with us, is she allowed on the train and the cable car and in the glacier

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    • Most of the places at Mer De Glace are usually pet-friendly and on-leash dogs are welcome on public transport. But, I would suggest talking to the hotel staff you are staying at to confirm which places welcome dogs and which ones do not. 

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