At 3842 m the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix offers a 360 degree viewpoint over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and is the highest point accessible by cable car in the Chamonix valley.
This high mountain area is fully equipped for your safety and comfort, offering breath-taking views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding massif. Access is by two cable car journeys, each taking 10 minutes. The Aiguille du Midi is well known as the start of the famous Vallee Blanche off-piste ski run over the glaciers and is also one of the access routes to climbing Mont Blanc (4811m).
The cable car ride is easily planned and is suitable for all ages (except for those who are advised to avoid altitude and for children under two years of age). It is advisable to book in advance during the high tourist seasons, you will be given a departure time for which you should arrive 10 minutes beforehand. If you are doing a return trip, you will also be given a boarding card specifying your return cabin number.
At the top of the cable car there are number of viewing terraces, a cafeteria and a souvenir shop. Wrap up warm - even in summer, the temperature at the summit can be as low as -10ºC. Sunglasses and sun cream are also recommended.
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Location: Chamonix - Centre