In summer the cable car at Flégère and the Index chair lift operate, taking you up to an altitude of 1,894 metres and then on to 2,396 metres at the top of the Index.
Mountain bikers can use the cable car but sadly are no longer allowed on the chair lift. Hikers can head to the Lac Blanc from here, which is well worth the trek and you're bound to come back home with some cracking photos.
Lower down the mountain you can walk down to Chalet Floria and grab some refreshments. You'll know if they're open as they fly a flag to let you know.
Who should go
|Babies||✓||From 12 months. Index from 24 months|
|Wheelchair Access||✓||All cable cars and gondolas, not possible on Index chairlift|
|Disabled Toilets||✓||At Flégère|
|Dogs||✓||Prohibited in the nature reserve|
|Mountain Bikes||✓||Summer only|
|Sports & Activities||✓||Skiing, parapenting, hiking, climbing, mountain-biking, trail running|
Events in Chamonix - Les Praz / Flegere
Things to Do in Chamonix - Les Praz / Flegere
Once summer arrives there are several walking and mountain biking trails that start in Les Praz. Visitors enjoy taking the path up from the valley floor to view the stunning surrounding scenery from the Le Floria cafe, where they can also enjoy a delicious lunch before carrying on to the refuge at Lac Blanc. Les Praz also has its very own renowned 18 hole golf course which includes a club house, driving range and pro shop on site.
When to come
Take a look at all the summer lift opening dates and timetables.