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Panoramic Gondola, Aiguille du Midi

A gondola ride across the glaciers high above the Chamonix valley

Once you reach the heights above Chamonix...it seems silly not to take the trip over to Italy and reach the heights above the town of Courmayeur and the Aosta valley.

First constructed in 1955, the two stage Aiguille du Midi cable car takes passengers from the valley floor to a height of 3777m in just 20 minutes. Once at the top there are a number of things for visitors to do. During the summer months you can access the Mont Blanc Panoramic cable car and travel to Helbronner in Italy. This amazing 5 km gondola journey passes over the Geant glacier, giving you spectacular views over ice-falls, crevasses and the Mont Blanc massif. A one-way trip takes 30 minutes in a 4-person gondola. Its operation is very weather dependant – if the wind is too strong, or if there is poor visibility, the gondola will close.

When to come

This gondola is only open during the summer months and only during periods of good weather.

How to get passes

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.

Location: Aiguille du Midi


Sight Type: Attraction - Unguided | Beauty Spot

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