Guided tours in Chamonix and its surroundings
By the longest cable car of Mont Blanc we reach the Aiguille du Midi peak (3,842 mt).
On the top of it you can make a “Step into the Void”, stepping into a transparent cube whose walls, floor and ceiling are made of glass panels, to experience the sensation of being suspended over an abyss 1035 meters high.
It is claimed to be “the highest attraction in Europe”.
By the cog railway Montenvers (opened in 1908), we go to visit the famous glacier “Mer de Glace”, which is the largest glacier of Mont Blanc, 7 km long and thick 200 mt. Descending from there we can also visit the Ice Grotto. There is a cafe, a restaurant, crystal caves and the Glaciorium.
Some proposals for visiting Chamonix and its surroundings:
– Ascent to Aiguille du Midi 3.842 m.;
– Excursion in Chamonix;
– By Montenvers train visit to the «Меr de Glace», then lunch in a mountain restaurant;
– Excursion to the gallery Glaciorium, which has the world’s biggest collection of crystals;
– Visit to the museum of alpine fauna and to the ice cave;
Visit the church Notre-Dame de Toute Grâce (1937-1946). This church is well known for its alpine style and decorations, created by some of the best-known artists of the twentieth century: Bazaine, Bonnard, Bony, Braque, Chagall, Couturier, Hébert-Stevens, Hure, Kijno, Léger, Lipchitz, Lurçat, Mary, Matisse, Richier, Rouault, Signori, Stravinsky etc).
– Guided visits to the medieval village Yvoire (30 min by car from Geneva and 1,5 h from Chamonix), which is known as one of the most beautiful villages of France for the charm of its alleys which lead to Lake Geneva. You’ll see the green gem, and the Labyrinth – Garden of Five Senses, which is a natural little piece of heaven, classified as “Remarkable Garden” by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.