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Panoramic Gondola - Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

A gondola ride across the glaciers high above the Chamonix valley

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The Panoramic Mont Blanc gondola operates during the summer months, connecting the Aiguille du Midi with the Skyway Monte Bianco lift at Helbronner, on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

This amazing 5km gondola journey passes over the Géant glacier, giving you spectacular views over ice falls, crevasses and the Mont Blanc massif.

A one-way trip takes 30 minutes in a four-person gondola. Its operation is very weather dependant – if the wind is too strong, or if there is poor visibility, the gondola will close.

Once at the far side you can connect on foot to the new Skyway Monte-Bianco (Helbronner) cable car.

Who should go

Access Yes/No Notes
Elderly Access Up to mid-station (unless against medical advice)
Babies Up to mid-station from 24 months (unless against medical advice). Summit not permitted to children under three years
Wheelchair Access
Disabled Toilets At base-station and at the summit. Not available at Plan de l'Aiguille
Dogs Must be kept on lead
Parapentes Not July/August
Mountain Bikes
Car Parking Paid - at Grepon
Reservations Required Recommended during peak season
Sports & Activities Walking from the Plan de l'Aiguille (Aiguille du Midi mid-station), Alpinism and access to the Mont-Blanc from the summit


Getting to the base station of the Aiguille du Midi cable car is easy on foot from Chamonix centre, or by bus is you get off at the Chamonix Sud terminus. There is also a train stop at the opposite end of the road to the lift station. You need to get to the top of the Aiguille du Midi and then connect onto the Panoramic gondola from here.

When to come

This gondola is only open during the summer months and only during periods of good weather. Take a look at all the summer lift opening dates and timetables.

How to get passes

This lift is not included in the Mont Blanc multi-pass so you need to buy tickets separately. Find the prices for the Panoramique Mont-Blanc gondola on our summer pass prices page.

During peak season it can be best to book in advance which you can do at any of the lift pass offices. To find out more information or to purchase your ticket in advance for the Aiguille du Midi lift plus the Panoramic then it is best to speak to the operators at the Aiguille du Midi lift pass office at the bottom of the lift.

More inspiration...

Lots of people head up the Aiguille du Midi and the Panoramic gondola purely for the views over the glaciers, although it is also a hugely popular start point for many mountaineering and skiing routes. Walking onto the glaciers from Helbronner is not advised unless you have the proper equipment and are preferably with a high-mountain guide.

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 Guide, Ski Pass Prices & Ski Pass Options.


Map of the surrounding area