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Mont Blanc

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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Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
$87.33 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Awesome experience
Though we weren’t able to go up Mont Blanc due to the windy conditions, the cable car trip to the adjacent peak gave us a marvelous view of the highest peak in the Alps. Equally awesome was the trainride to and the Mer de Glace itself. The charming town of Chamonix gave us an impression of a typical Christmas town during winter that we see in Christmas cards and picture. Amazing!
Pavio B, Aug 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Chamonix

star-5
Beautiful
Ronwyn_V, Apr 2019
Independent Mont Blanc and Chamonix Half-Day Trip from Geneva
There’s not a lot of information given before the trip, like make sure you have warm clothes for the top of Mont Blanc, comfortable shoes because there’s a million stairs to get down to the glacier and back up. The little train ride is spectacular! Will be your best day ever!
star-4
Breathtaking beauty
Sadia_M, Jul 2018
Chamonix Mont Blanc Gold All inclusive Tour from Geneva
What a wonderful day and the weather was also on our side. A day we will not forget and the pictures we took will always bring us back to that breathtaking beauty of Mont Blanc and all the other places we visited on our trip. I wish we had some more time. We were very lucky to have Yolanda from Keytours as our guide. She was so professional and a very good guide in every way.
star-5
Aiguille Du Midi & Montvers Glacier
Victor_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
star-5
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!
star-4
Chamonix
AlbertWayne_F, Sep 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
I was not clear that this tour was not guided. Essentially we were left alone at Chamonix and the driver was only somewhat helpful. We probably drove for 45 minutes before he even spoke to us
star-5
Very good trip
April_W, Aug 2019
Independent Mont Blanc and Chamonix Half-Day Trip from Geneva
This was a great trip and Neil was a really helpful guide. The bus drivers were also very friendly too. I loved the cable car experience and have never seen a view like it.
star-5
Not to be missed
michal_s, Jul 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
Although the weather was very cloudy, we've had an unforgetable experience, also thanks to our wonderful driver, Telis.
star-5
Great escape out
Rahmawati H, Jun 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
It was great trip. Mountblanc was breathtaking. The views are gorgeous. Our driver, Zsolt is also nice. He gave us suggestion where we had to go first. Overall, the trip was great.
star-5
It was worth it
Zsfia_G, Oct 2018
Independent Mont Blanc and Chamonix Half-Day Trip from Geneva
The village is wonderful and a mountains are breathtaking. The cable cars were fun, too. The half day (10:30am-18:00pm!) trip was perfect, I am happy we participated in this tour.
star-4
Great day trip
Daniel_H, 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.
star-5
must do.
michael_u, Aug 2019
Chamonix Mont Blanc Trip from Geneva with optional extras (shared excursion)
amazing views, great trip well worth the money. I did the full package without the lunch. heres how it goes. you are picked up at hotel, nice little benz van, takes you on a nice scenic 90 min drive to montblanc. you then get to cable car and get your reservation number which is only like a 20-30 minute wait where you can walk around a little bit. then you go on the scariest cable car ever if you are scared of heights, two cable cars to get to the top 12,500 feet. amazing views, easy cheap eatery at the top, dont waste money on the lunch package in my opinion. after about an hour at the top you want to come down, and then you have like 3 hours to explore whats around mount blonc. we took a train about 6,000 feet up with great views (included in the full package tour). at the top of this train ride there are other vistas for the less faint of heart, another eatery for pretty cheap compared to that expensive resturaunt. (there are also plenty of restaraunts in the actul town of mount blanc, its like a french alps "vail "colorado town in my mind if you been there. ) at the top of the train, you can take a gondalo ski lift down to the glacier. but what they dont tell you is that the gondola leaves you at a platform where you then have to walk 420 stairs down to the glacier. that also means 420 steps back up tp the gondalo. thats like a 35 story climb of stairs. no thanks.. All in all, great tour, Evan our guide was very nice and made sure we all met easily and gave us our tickets needed for the day. best pics and views if you are in geneva, must do.

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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