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Visiting the Mer de Glace & Montenvers Train in Chamonix

Everything you need to know about a visit to this iconic glacier & railway

featured in Activity reviews Author Ellie Mahoney, Chamonix Editor Updated

No trip to Chamonix should be complete without a visit to the legendary "Mer de Glace", the longest and arguably the most impressive glacier in the Chamonix valley. It is also the largest glacier in France.

It's an impressive place to visit in either summer or winter, and should definitely be on your 'to do' list on a visit to Chamonix.

Find out everything you need to know about a visit in our sights & attractions section.


Map of the surrounding area