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The Mont Blanc (4810 m)

Called also « the roof of Europe», the Mont Blanc is the third natural site the most visited in the world.

Composed of exceptional high mountains and glaciers, the Mont Blanc is a  reference for alpinists, and attrack thousands of adventurers and tourists every year.

How to reach the top?

The cable car of the "Aiguille du Midi"

To see the Mont Blanc closer and without effort, take the cable car "Aiguille du Midi" located at Chamonix.

At an altitude of 3842 mthe station of the "Aiguille du Midi" allows to admire the majestic landscapes of the French, Swiss, and Italian Alpss.

It goes up to the summit of the Aiguille du Midi in two sections:

  • 1st section: Plan de l’Aiguille, at 2 300 m alt.
  • 2nd section: Glacier des Pèlerins and the north face of the Aiguille du Midi.

Hiking

There are 3 main itineraries to reach the Mont Blanc:

  • The itinerary "Normal" : by the Aiguille du Goûter and the Arête des Bosses,
  • The "Traversée": starting at  the Aiguille du Midi, going along the Mont Blanc du Tacul and the Mont Maudit,
  • The "Traversée Royale": from les Dômes de Miage and crossing the Arête de Bionnassay.

Le tramway of the Mont Blanc, the highest rack-train of France

In Summer, the tramway of the Mont Blanc links Fayet station to the glacier de Bionnassay (Nid d’Aigle station, at 2372 m of altitude).
You could enjoy the fabulous panorama and reach the refuges of Tête Rousse and Goûter.

In Winter, the tramway give you access to the Prarion/Bellevue ski resort (1800 m alt.).

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