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La Flégère, Chamonix - Le Praz

Cable car & chair lift giving access to lots of great hiking trails

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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

Access Yes/No Notes
Elderly Access  
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
Car Parking Free
Reservations Required    
Sports & Activities Skiing, parapenting, hiking, climbing, mountain-biking, trail running

Events in Chamonix

During the summer you might find hundreds of trail runners passing through the area as part of the UTMB week, which sees races of varying lengths and difficulty set off around the trails of the Chamonix Valley. 

Things to do in Chamonix

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 BlancLes Praz also has its very own renowned 18 hole golf course which includes a club house, driving range and pro shop on site.


You can reach the Flégère gondola easily on the local buses, by train (Les Praz stop) or by car. There is ample free parking in the summer and unlike winter you don't have to struggle to find a space.

When to come

How to get passes

You can buy tickets directly from the lift station or buy a Mont Blanc Multi-pass in advance on line. See all the Summer Lift Prices and if you're not sure which pass to buy, read our Guide.

More inspiration...

Find your way around with our maps for summer hiking & walking or the mountain biking and read more about even more Summer Activities in Chamonix

If you're looking for winter lift access head over to our Ski Lift System GuideSki Pass Prices & Ski Pass Options


Map of the surrounding area