The Compagnie du Mont-Blanc has just confirmed that the two most popular sights in the Chamonix Valley, the Aiguille du Midi and the Montenvers-Mer de Glace train, will reopen on the weekend of May 16th-17th 2020.
France has started to relax their lockdown measures and, as a result, people can now return to the mountains in Chamonix. From May 16th, they'll even be able to go as high as 3480m as the Aiguille du Midi welcomes visitors once more. Also open on the same dates will be the Montenvers-Mer de Glace vintage train. Both will open again for the Ascension French bank holiday, from Thursday, May 21st to 24th.
Safety measures have been put in place, including checking visitors' temperature, providing hand sanitiser, regular disinfection of all lifts, trains and buildings and adapting facilities to comply with safety distances. Visitors are also asked to wear face masks at all times, which they must provide themselves.
Hopefully, this is just the start of a reawakening in the Chamonix Valley. We hope to see you all here very soon!