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Chamonix: Private Guided Visit Mer de Glace 1/2 day

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During this guided tour of the Mer de Glace, marvel at the largest glacier in the French Alps from a panoramic viewpoint!

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  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Mont-Blanc Massif
  • Encounter the majestic Mer de Glace


Don't miss this guided tour of the Mer de Glace, a unique experience, accompanied by a fascinating guide, in the heart of breathtaking landscapes! From the city center of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, take the famous Montenvers cogwheel train to reach the iconic Mer de Glace, the largest glacier in the French Alps. Throughout this ascent, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Chamonix Valley and immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Mont-Blanc Massif, surrounded by renowned peaks such as the Drus and the Grandes Jorasses. The exploration begins! Upon arrival at the Montenvers station, at an altitude of 1,913 meters, you'll encounter the majestic Mer de Glace. Nestled amidst the mountains, in an idyllic valley for nature lovers, you'll embark on a guided tour of the Mer de Glace with an experienced and captivating guide. Passionate about this rich and complex environment, they will guide you through its secrets, delving into its history, evolution over time, and the challenges it faces today. Its name suits it well! Impressive in its entire length, it serves as the ideal terrain for numerous adventures and explorations. You'll also dive into captivating stories of mountaineers who have taken on incredible challenges in the heart of this world. In the crystal gallery, you'll identify those hidden treasures shimmering, safely nestled within the mountains. Your guide will enchant you with anecdotes about them! Then, depending on the opening conditions, you'll have the opportunity to continue your guided tour of the Mer de Glace by exploring the Ice Cave. You'll find yourself deep within the abyss of this giant. After a twenty-minute walk, you'll discover impressive formations of sculpted ice with blue hues. It's an immersion to experience at least once in a lifetime! You'll witness the majesty and power of the Mer de Glace, as well as the fragility of nature. If you wish to delve even deeper into this exploration close to the mountains, you can combine this tour with a visit to the Mythical Aiguille du Midi with your guide. It's also possible to approach the Mer de Glace with an expert glaciologist. For a sportive day in this privileged environment, discover our Aiguille du Midi, Balcony Hike, and Mer de Glace outing. Credit photos: Morgane Raylat


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