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Address: | Argentière, Chamonix, France
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great views & very high!!!

this is a fast tram style cable car that soars up to the top of the grands montets mountain. up there it's a different world...you see people ice climbing and mountaineering. i... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2011
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Paris, France
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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

See my review of Le Grand Montet. 2 chairs take you to close to 10,000 ft. Coming down, walk to the Argentiere glacier. Going on to the top of the glacier was more than worth it. A dicey trail on which good boots are suggested, but one of the few places where you can get close and personal with a... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We took the gondola all the way to the top which was great. Great views of the glacier up top. Took the gondola back to the mid mountain and hung out there had some food some drinks and just enjoyed the sunshine. Took the hike to the foot of the glacier - tough hike all uphill they say 30 minutes... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The cable car Grands Montets rewards the visitor with impressive views, particularly with the view of Argentiere glacier. You can also get to see the peak of Mont Dolent where France, Italy and Switzerland meet. You can also do some hiking to approach the glacier itself and the views are quiet rewarding.

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Geneva, switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Telepherique rises to the top of the Aiguille des Grands Montets (3,295 m) which is part of the Mont Blanc massif and rises abruptly over the Argentiere glacier. The view at the top is unbeatable: even better than the Pic du Midi, minus the vallee blanche, but plus great views on the stunning glacier d'argentiere and a 360 view... More 

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Thank Wanderpaths
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Once upon a time... Les Grands Montets were a magical ski place, where pistes - and off-pistes ! - were just above all the touristy other resorts. Today, there is routinely 1h of queue to go to the top. If you can get the special tickets... The lift is often closed or its opening delayed for various excuses. To be... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Chamonix is a cute town, but over-the-top touristy to the extent that the authenticity has been trodden out. The Telepherique is only OK and not worth the money during the summer on a rainy day. Winter skiing is totally different, but don't go out of your way to do this during the summer. Better off going to Zugspitze.

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Skierniewice
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Very nice ride and great views on Grande Montest and many summits, strongly recommend to visit. And Grands Montets is the best place for skiing in Chamonix valley, so a must for me.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2011

this is a fast tram style cable car that soars up to the top of the grands montets mountain. up there it's a different world...you see people ice climbing and mountaineering. i felt very safe but the cable car ride is scary!!! also i felt the altitude quite severely at the top, but that did little to spoil the wonderful... More 

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