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Tramway du Mont-Blanc

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Address: 80 Avenue de la Gare, Le Fayet, 74170, Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France
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+33 4 50 53 22 75
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Take this rack railway with an unique view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix and...

Take this rack railway with an unique view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix and the Dômes de Miage to reach the Bellevue plateau and discover some beautiful walks ideal for families. Take the train, up to Nid d’Aigle for a splendid view of the Bionnassay glacier. Inaugurated in 1909, the Mont-Blanc Tramway is one of the oldest mechanical uphill rides in the Valley and the mountain rack railway is th highest in France.

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Great views of the alps!

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Tony H
Betchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Belinda C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Julia H
Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank halka_h
Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a break from skiing and what a wonderful relaxing day. Unparalleled view. Glad we took the 1st tramway. As we were climbing, we see the valley in a cloud and the sun peaking from behind the mountain peaks. Breathtaking....

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a great trip, starts at Le Fayet or you can join at Saint Gervais This little railway takes you from the station at the bottom of the valley right up to the shoulder of Mont Blanc! On the way you cross roads, over little bridges, behind private back gardens and through snowy and remote locations At the top you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a round trip from Chamonix to st gervais up to Bellevue down to Les Houches and back to Chamonix. The tram up the mountain offers incredible views of the mountains and snow covered valley. We didn't need to return with the tram as we descended into Les Houches via cable car. The experience of travelling up the mountain... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Takes about an hour on a pretty hard wooden bench seat but well worth it on a clear day. There are restaurants on the first plateau so you are able to get food and drink. In the summer the train goes right up to the glacier which is interesting.

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