We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Cool Views”

Montenvers - Mer de Glace train
Book In Advance
More Info
US$80.07*
and up
Mont Blanc and Chamonix Half day Trip
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Enjoy history and glaciology It takes about twenty minutes to climb the 1,000 metres up to the Montenvers-Mer de Glace attraction. Simply hop on board the famous little red railway train. Time will stand still, and you’ll enjoy this vintage method of transport. The track climbs the mountainside, running through the forest, tunnels cut through the rock and over viaducts. You enter the realm of the high mountains, and round the last bend you’ll feel the magic: you’ve arrived at your destination at the foot of the famous Mer de Glace glacier, at an altitude of 1,913m. A stunning panorama opens out before you, with the glacier below, an excellent testament to the climate change in this day and age.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if not for the train journey alone. Sad to see how quickly the glacier is retreating.

Thank june509
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,872)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"ice cave"
in 187 reviews
"global warming"
in 30 reviews
"actual glacier"
in 10 reviews
"hotel restaurant"
in 9 reviews
"cable car"
in 119 reviews
"climate change"
in 15 reviews
"glacier museum"
in 6 reviews
"left hand side"
in 6 reviews
"nice trip"
in 6 reviews
"unlimited pass"
in 8 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 9 reviews
"walk up"
in 7 reviews
"gondola ride"
in 9 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 16 reviews
"souvenir shop"
in 6 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 8 reviews
"hot chocolate"
in 7 reviews
Filter

15 - 19 of 1,872 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the little red train up the mountain. Cute little old train and gets steep in some parts. Awesome view along the ride up.

From the top, there's a cable car followed by a few hundred steps down to the ice cave. The ice cave is amazing, and of course it's cold!

After the cave, we walked back up the steps and back up the cable car, but instead of getting the train back down the mountain we hiked and ran back down. Great experience!

1  Thank sarmick
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing experience that combines travel on a mountain tram with the further descend to ancient glacier that is dramatically melting down

Thank Shamborovsky
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Train is quite a nice journey. It is an old one, but in very good shape.
Try to travel on the right side of the train in order to guarantee the best views going up.
Must see the ice cave, but be prepared for descending over 300 steps and worse... to climb them back up! :) really intensive cardio going on!
worth the money

Thank SofiaCQ_87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although Argentiere’s glacier is phenomenal, the Mer is also pretty darn beautiful. The train ride up the mountain is a must do if you are in Chamonix!

Thank Caroline166Cheng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Montenvers - Mer de Glace train also viewed

Chamonix, Haute-Savoie
Chamonix, Haute-Savoie
 
Chamonix, Haute-Savoie
Chamonix, Haute-Savoie
 

Been to Montenvers - Mer de Glace train? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing