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Aiguille du Midi

  • 35 pl. de la Mer de Glace Map It
  • Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

This 12,619-foot granite peak is topped with a needle-like observation tower, terrace, and restaurants. The world's highest cable car soars 12,000 feet up, almost to the top (an elevator completes the journey to the summit), providing positively staggering views of 15,700-foot Mont Blanc, Europe's loftiest peak. Be prepared for a lengthy wait, both going up and coming down—and wear warm clothing.

Sight Information


35 pl. de la Mer de Glace, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, 74400, France

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Sight Details:

  • Cable car €57 round-trip
  • May–Sept., daily 8–4:45; Oct.–Apr., daily 8–3:45

Published 06/25/2015


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