Things to do in Chamonix

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Things to Do in Chamonix

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  • Lupolee
    Oldham, UK6 contributions
    A truly unforgettable experience, breathtaking from every angle. Just a shame there is a ‘but’ to my experience.
    The good - As some one whom is not the best with heights I was a little apprehensive, but once at the top, the views soon made all that fade away, a true wonder of engineering to be there in the first place, then mother nature takes over and ramps up the spectacle beyond any thing you have likely seen before. There are several levels and platforms to take in the various aspects, they do require some effort to climbs steps and at that altitude you do have to walk much slower. I am a fit person in my 40’s but even I needed to stop and acclimatise at points. The gondola/cable cars are relatively smooth, and it doesn’t take long to reach the top.
    The bad - despite several emails from the organisers stating covid masks were compulsory in the carriages, I estimated 95% of people didn’t have one on nor were they advised to do so by staff.
    The biggest issue for me though was a member of staff making me a laughing stock in front of hundreds of people. I had printed my ticket (with a QR code) from an email, as advised by the organisers this would give me access to all attractions. What was not obvious was that I needed to use this at the site to print out a second ticket/card for the cable. Despite clearing one security check with the printed email, When I approached the second check point I was insulted by the Attendant whom said I needed a different pass, when I politely asked where I needed to do this he turned to approx 100 people in the queue and in French (not my native language and he knew that) made a joke. They all laughed which didn’t make me feel great at all. I asked politely once again if he could point where I needed to go. He then made a very dramatic point of walking me to the machine, as if I was 5yrs old. I don’t expect to be insulted when I am polite and when I have spent a LOT of money on a tourist attraction. How I kept calm is beyond me, if I could speak French well enough I would of made sure he wouldn’t do that again!
    Written 6 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Steve
    2 contributions
    To parents who need mini snow skis to fit the pram on walks along Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley footpaths, go to bbglisse.fr
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Graham B
    3 contributions
    The Glacier was awesome. The added bonus was the funicular and the cabe car. The number of steps down was fine but many people struggled on the way back up
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • TravelBug1004
    Stenhousemuir, UK143 contributions
    Brevet never fails, after a steep ten minute walk up to the Gondola from the village you take the 1st Ride up onto the plateau. You then take the Brevent Cable Car to the top. Stunning views from the top onto Mont Blanc and the valley floor below and it’s worth taking lunch at the restaurant. Skis on and it’s a 10 minute ski on the Black run back down the mountain. One of many great runs the mountain. Has to offer.
    Written 25 February 2022
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  • Un American in Paris
    Paris, France16 contributions
    This review is going to be slightly speculative but I'll try to apply a bit of logic, so please work with me for a moment. We came here when it was raining. Some lady on our TG train told us the zoo would be a great place to visit on a rainy day and, yes, it rained, and, no, this ain't a great place for rain, and, no, this ain't even a zoo. Thank you, Lady In Seat 66 Who Ate Onions And Talked Often. With clouds surrounding us for most of the morning, literally surrounding us, not above us, not just over us, but, like, inside our clothes, and our crevices, creeping into my cheek meat, it was hard to get the best panoramic view possible. That's half of what's amazing about this park -- the view. You're on the opposite side of the valley from Mont Blanc and you're getting a spectacular vantage point, which the Park People really do try to accommodate with designated vista points and stuff. And the other half? Of the reason to come? The animals? Didn't see most of them because it was raining and they apparently peace'd out just before we got there but we did meet a ton of Ibex, not just in the Ibex area but all over the trails just randomly doing Ibex stuff. The signage and learning plaques are really well done. You can learn how to spell Ibex. There's a fun cafe and a gift shop and the staff is really nice. On the day after we went here, the weather got good and we saw killer views from this same exact mountain so I'm deducing, with basic western logic, that the view from this park is world class. Worth the trip up.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • seth r
    raanana228 contributions
    Took the cable to l'index and walked to the lake from there - excellent hike. A little disappointed that the cafe on top was closed 1130-1200 and you guessed it we arrived at 1130.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • tracyjarratt
    West Midlands, UK21 contributions
    As non skiers we decided to take the gondala up to the top of the mountain to see the glacier and it was well woth it. It takes about 45 mins to get to the top. We got off at the first stop and had a drink and admired the view before getting back on the gondola and making it to the top. The views are breath taking and it is so quiet and peachful up there . We spent about half hour up there taking photos and watching the skiers before we came back down. So glad we decided to do it.
    Written 19 March 2020
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  • mmmmlp
    Chennai (Madras), India30 contributions
    This is a view point on the highest peak of the Chamonix built of glass on five sides including the floor so as to give the viewers a distant view of the surrounding Alps range and can be reached by the famous train.
    Written 16 April 2020
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  • DR CHRISTOPHER C
    Bearsden, UK136 contributions
    We've been bringing family and friends to Cham and particularly the Ice Grotto for years. You'd better get here relatively soon - like the wicked witch, the ice is melting!!
    Written 7 February 2022
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  • DR CHRISTOPHER C
    Bearsden, UK136 contributions
    Grands Montets remains a pleasant and mildly challenging ski area with good lifts. In Feb 2022, we were still able to ski to the base/ground level. BE AWARE, the upper cable car ride was severely damaged during 2020 after repair work on roof of lower terminal building led to fire ..... which ultimately destroyed not only the terminal building but also melted the steel relay cables on which cable cars ran - hence causing those [empty] cars to crash into the ground. [All because there was no water supply at that height during summertime!] Newly repaired terminal buildings - top and bottom of route - are being developed and built, hopefully ready for ski season 2024-2025.
    Written 7 February 2022
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  • Henrik
    Oslo, Norway1 contribution
    Hi just to clarify, i am a 16 yo boy who is an average or above average skier. Do the VB before it is gone, the veiws are amazing and the offpist is great. get a guide, our guide took us to a beutiful powerd are where we made our own tracks. I belive that mostly everyone can complete the VB. The only downsides with the VB in my opinion was the hike at the end. It really killed my legs hahha. All in alldo the vb before it is gone, just relax and enjoy the experience.
    Written 23 February 2020
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  • Yasuko K
    Tokyo Prefecture, Japan37 contributions
    Living, Dining and bed rooms are clean and comfortable. Meals is also good. All the staff were friendly.
    Written 3 September 2019
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  • DdraigGoch1948
    Watford, UK208 contributions
    This is a great way to see across the valley with a Panorama from Bellevue at one end past Mont Blanc, the Aiguille du Midi, Les Drus, Grand Montets up to Col du Balme at the other end. The TMB path to La Flegere and beyond can also be clearly seen.
    Written 28 September 2019
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  • dscottf2018
    Wilton Manors, FL97 contributions
    It's incredible to think of the time, manpower and engineering that went into this tunnel. Beautifully coordinated, required vehicle spacing and 70km/hr for safety and unexpectedly steep fee. Yikes! But what are you gonna do when you get there ... gotta pay and go through.
    Written 17 September 2020
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,638 contributions
    We rode the telepherique to start our TMB hike. The ride was nice, although we did have to wait 5 minutes or so for our operator to join us and start the cabin on its upward journey. From the top, the views over the Chamonix valley spread out below us were lovely. We paid about €15 per person for the ride, but it saved us a lot of hiking elevation, and would also be a nice opportunity for a day hiker to get views over the valley and a shorter hike.
    Written 5 September 2021
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