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Address: 80, Avenue de la Gare 74190 Le Fayet & 571, Rue du Mont-Lachat | Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
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+33 4 50 53 22 75

DURING THE WINTER Journey back in time and access to the trails

A journey...

DURING THE WINTER Journey back in time and access to the trails

A journey back in time in an authentic rack and pinion train up to the splendid plateau of Bellevue through snow-covered forests and slopes. Calm and serenity. A unique and “vintage” access to the Les Houches & Saint-Gervais ski slopes. Le Tramway du Mont-Blanc, departing Le Fayet & Saint Gervais, gives access to Les Houches - Saint Gervais ski area. Combined tickets, giving access to the train & the ski resort (day & long stay passes), on sale at the cash desks of the Tramway du Mont-Blanc.

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A must-do trip when in the area

Fun ride on a furnicular railway. A gentle ride up the mountainside with great views and great walks and a cafe when you reach the required station. Best views from the left hand... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon B
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun ride on a furnicular railway. A gentle ride up the mountainside with great views and great walks and a cafe when you reach the required station. Best views from the left hand side going up.

Thank Simon B
Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scenic tramway journey from LE Fayet, up past the pretty old station in St Gervais and then climbing steadily up through the forest with amazing mountain views over to Mont Blanc and the glacier. Journey took just under hour to Les Houches and although the snow wasn't that good, we found some fun runs and had it been earlier... More 

Thank Rachel B
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95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I took the tram from Mont Blanc to Bellevue and really enjoyed the scenery. We had two and a half hours before the return journey so had lunch at a cafe at the top of the button lift. Bring your skis with you if you have them as the runs were quiet even in February.

Thank Divingbecs1
Angouleme, France
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Magnificant views on the Alpes, including impressive Mont Blanc ! You get off the train and you are on the ski slopes of a magnificant domain

Thank LDA380
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584 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The return trip to Bellevue costs 31.50 Eur per person and it takes about 1h each way. We started in the Saint Gervais station, where there is parking close by. The view is stunning on the way up and on the top of the tram you have even better views. In the winter is seems like the train stops in... More 

Thank johan6688
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Unfortunately the tramway was only open as far as Col de Vossa due to overnight snowfalls but even so the views were stunning. Great historic tramway

Thank Tony H
Betchworth, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is an historic railway line. It takes about an hour; it's very steep and the seats are wooden, so a bit hard!! It's very popular in the summer so it's best to book ahead. The train takes you all the way up to the Nid d'Aigle and you can walk to the glacier from there ... You can stop... More 

Thank Belinda C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A leisurely way to travel up the mountain. Spectacular views winding up the mountain through chalets and trees.

Thank Julia H
Lodz, Poland
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The old style tram will brings you to the top and helps to save some power for trekking. The road goes through beautiful views. Fair price.

Thank halka_h
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Really good atmospheric tram. Great views and good way to get to the top of Les Houches. A bit expensive when compared to other ways to get there.

Thank Nigel B

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