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Glacier des Bossons

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Address: Les Bossons, Chamonix, France
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Well worth the hike

We were staying at the bottom of the Glacier when we visited Chamonix so we thought we'd go for a trek up the mountain trail and get a good look at the Glacier. It was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kyle G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the bottom of the Glacier when we visited Chamonix so we thought we'd go for a trek up the mountain trail and get a good look at the Glacier. It was an amazing sight and the views of the valley were great.

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Zürich, Schweiz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In February we walked throught the snow up to the glacier. Very impressive, especially the remains of the indian airplane and the old bob. Would love to come back in summer.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We snow shoed up to the glacier, which dominates the Mont Blanc valley. The signs were really good and the round trip was about 2 hours. You get a good view from the lookout point, but are still quite a way from the start of the glacier.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

The train ride was so scenic, there was quite a crowd on board but everyone got a seat, gorgeous views along the way and once at the top the vista was awesome, I didn't go down to the ice caves due to the 400 steps but MN y friends went and And they enjoyed it. Cafe was warm and inviting... More 

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

As the chair lift was closed we drove part of the way and joined the trail. Nice steady hike up to the chalet with amazing views of the Chamonix valley and the glacier. Great photo opportunities. Well worth a visit if you enjoy hiking.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Unfortunately in October, there's no chair lift to the top. We took a trail. The trail was strenuous at some points. There's no sign, so follow the sign to the restaurant (Chalet du Glacier des Bossons). You pass chair lift station, restaurant (closed in fall), but the view point is still further up (5-10 min). You can go up to... More 

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Colorado
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We hiked to the look out to the glacier, so we did not take any kind of transportation, nor did we get up to the actual trailer. It's a good day hike that's not too strenuous - 5miles/8km. The trail was very nice in places and in places we were walking on a gravel road. We had lunch at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This glacier can be seen all over Chamonix and comes down to withing probably 800 m of the town. Viewing it from up the Aiguille du Midi gives you a completely different perspective. We saw it in the middle of summer and of course the winter view would be different again.

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Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We enjoyed a simple hike across the valley and a train ride to access this glacier. Beautiful. Recommend it highly.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

After you have travelled up to the top of the mountain in a gondola you get all your gear ready then you crouch down and walk through the ice tunnel to then walk down a zigzag path with just a rope to hang on to with 1000 metre drop down one side to get where you ski down the mountain... More 

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