Aiguille Du Midi
100 Place de l'Aiguille du Midi 74400 Chamonix, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
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Aiguille Du Midi Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Reviews
Going up by Cable Car to see the Alps, including Mont Blanc Sep 06, 2014
We decided to bring our young twins for an introduction to the amazing mountain ranges of the Alps by riding the cable car at Aiguille Du Midi! By going up this pathway, one can also see the highest mountain in the Alps (wetsern Europe) and the European Union.
I just bought the tour on-line, one which includes a tour of Chamonix as well. The tour is from $250+, but in my opinion was really worth it :) We were staying in Geneva and we just rode a coach bus to cross the Switzerland-France border. So, don't forget to bring your Euros (because they prefer Euros in France and our guide said they might charge a bit more if your use Francs - not sure if this were tru, but we forgot our Euros so we just used our credit cards).
The cable car ride was very nice and our 9 year-old twins enjoyed it much. It does go up fast though, very steep and so my daughter felt a bit dizzy at the top and I also think she was not covered too well and got a little cold.
The cable car to the summit, called the Téléphérique de l'Aiguille du Midi, was built in 1955 and for many years has held the record for the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, from 1,035 m to 3842 m.
At the top, you get amazing views and there is another set of stairs to go up to reach the highest viewing platform.
Overall, this was a great experience and we would do it all over again :)
Part of the Bringing our 9-year old twins to Spain, Switzerland and Portugal travel blog
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Dont forget your gloves! Jun 17, 2011
We arrived at the centre to buy our tickets and it was actually quite busy. We got our tickets which cost us 42 and a half euros which wasnt too bad. We waited for a while as the cable cars only came every 15 minutes. We all squashed in like sardines and thus began the journey up! I honestly cant remember how long it took going up there as I was too busy enjoying the view!
Once we reached the first platform you could feel the strong winds and the cold straightaway and it was at that point I regretted not taking my gloves! The visability was a bit hit and miss at times but when you could see there were some breathtaking views!
In order to get to the highest level you had to pay another 3 or 4 euros, it wet up really quite high and once we were at the top the weather conditions worsened, I was trying to take photos and I felt like my fingers were going to drop off! We got some fantastic photos and there were some climbrs there too which was cool to watch and it has really inspired me to want to do something like that too!
So my tips would be wrap up warm, take note of the weather and condition warnings, and if you like taking photos dont forget you gloves!
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