Mer de Glace

Well, well, well…
This is what I can tell you :

Mont Blanc is MAGNIFICENT.

Monsieur and I had an extraordinary experience to see the famous Mont Blanc in Chamonix for the first time. We’d never thought that it would be soooo great.

We had to go to L’AIGUILLE DU MIDI by cable car to reach out [almost] the top. When we’re finally able to get close to 3842 m altitude of mountain, it’s very stunning!. We [or actually it was me!] were like “Oh my God…oh my God…how beautiful it is…!. We felt like the nature’s big and we’re so small.

We also took a red train from Chemin de Fer du Montenvers to go to MER DE GLACE [frozen sea]. Besides a beautiful frozen sea view, there’s a sort of glacier cave exposition underneath this frozen sea. We took a look, and got a little bit disappointed. So if you don’t want to see it, you won’t miss anything. I don’t recommend to go down there [the cave] if you have baby or toddler because it might be difficult to them to climb the stairs [approximately 400 stairs!] unless if you want to carry them.


• You need an access card to enter the tourisme spot in Chamonix. There’re various kinds of access card [with various ranges of price too!.], better do a research first from chamonix tourisme website before you buy it. We bought Mont Blanc unlimited pass [63,50€/person] to get all access in Chamonix tourist spots for one day. You can buy it online maximum two days before the day, or you can find an automatic counter in front of cable car center.

• Aiguille du Midi is not allowed for less than 5 years old children.

• We prefer to go in winter time to see all the areas of Mont Blanc covered by snow. But if you want to go in summer time it will be nice too, although you won’t get snow as much as in winter [less attractive for us].

• Check the weather!. It’s important because if the weather is not a good one, you will not get a good visibility of Mont Blanc [especially in raining and cloudy day]. Sunshine is always the best thing!.