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Les Grands Montets, Chamonix - Argentière

Head up to get great views of the Argentière glacier

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In summer the Lognan cable car takes you up to mid station at Grands Montets at an altitude of 1,972 metres. 

From here you can walk over towards the Refuge de Lognan where you'll see the impressive Argentière glacier creeping down the mountain. 

You can take mountain bikes on the cable car in summer giving you access to a couple of single tracks trails down through the trees and back to the valley floor. There are lots of hiking trails accessible from this area too. 

Who should go

Access Yes/No Notes
Elderly Access   Up to top station (unless against medical advice)
Babies   From 18 months to mid-station, not advised for children under three to go to the top
Wheelchair Access Only if accompanied, to mid-station only
Disabled Toilets At Lognan mid-station
Dogs Must be kept on lead
Mountain Bikes Summer only
Car Parking  
Reservations Required    
Sports & Activities  

Events in Argentiere

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 Argentiere

During the summer months Grands Montets is popular with climbers, mountain bikers and hikers. There are trails for hikers, climbers head for the Aiguille d’Argentiere whilst road bikers take the route to the Emosson dam. 


Grands Montets can be accessed easily by bus or train and there's also a huge car park at the bottom lift station which is never full over the summer. 

When to come

Take a look at all the summer lift opening dates and timetables

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