The Mont Blanc mountain range

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The Mont Blanc mountain range - Tourism in the Haute-Savoie

Peaking in 4,810 metres, the Mont Blanc mountain range is the perfect place to admire fantastic high mountain landscapes, with its glaciers, its peaks and its snowy summits. In August 1786, the guide Jacques Balmat and the doctor Michel Gabriel Paccard reached the summit of Mont Blanc for the first time. Very popular with skiers, walkers and mountaineering enthusiasts, the Mont-Blanc mountain range appeals to less sporty types too. Many of the mountain range's famous sites are accessible by train or cable car. A cable car departing from Chamonix takes you to the Aiguille du Midi, at an altitude of 3,842 m, in only 20 minutes. From this site, the panoramic view of Mont Blanc and its massif is exceptional.

The Montenvers train takes you to the famous Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice), an impressive 7-km long glacier.

Then, departing from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, the Mont Blanc tramway, a small train taking passengers up to the Nid d'Aigle (2,372 m), offers spectacular and unforgettable scenery throughout the journey.

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Panorama from the path of the Col de Balme (© Jean Espirat)Panorama from the path of the Col de Balme (© Jean Espirat)
 
The Bossons glacier in the morning (© Jean Espirat)The Bossons glacier in the morning (© Jean Espirat)
View Aiguille du Midi (© Jean Espirat)View Aiguille du Midi (© Jean Espirat)
 
Mont Blanc at sunrise (© Jean Espirat)Mont Blanc at sunrise (© Jean Espirat)
Mont Blanc and the Bossons glacier (© Jean Espirat)Mont Blanc and the Bossons glacier (© Jean Espirat)
 
Mont Blanc Summit (© Jean Espirat)Mont Blanc Summit (© Jean Espirat)
La Mer de Glace (© Jean Espirat)La Mer de Glace (© Jean Espirat)
 
La Mer de Glace (© Jean Espirat)La Mer de Glace (© Jean Espirat)
View from Aiguille du Midi (© Jean Espirat)View from Aiguille du Midi (© Jean Espirat)
 
Panorama from the signal Forbes (© Jean Espirat)Panorama from the signal Forbes (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama of Chamonix, since the signal Forbes (© JE)Panorama of Chamonix, since the signal Forbes (© JE)
 
Col de Tricot viewed Eagle's Nest (© Jean Espirat)Col de Tricot viewed Eagle's Nest (© Jean Espirat)
Col de Tricot and chalets Miage (© Jean Espirat)Col de Tricot and chalets Miage (© Jean Espirat)
 
Col du Bonhomme seen cottages The Rollaz (© Jean Espirat)Col du Bonhomme seen cottages The Rollaz (© Jean Espirat)
Contamines Valley for the refuge of the Balme (© JE)Contamines Valley for the refuge of the Balme (© JE)
 
Chalets de la Rollaz - Les Contamines (© Jean Espirat)Chalets de la Rollaz - Les Contamines (© Jean Espirat)
Hermitage of Our Lady of the Gorge - Les Contamines (© Jean Espirat)Hermitage of Our Lady of the Gorge - Les Contamines (© Jean Espirat)
 
Chapel of Notre-Dame de la Gorge - Les Contamines (© Jean Espirat)Chapel of Notre-Dame de la Gorge - Les Contamines (© Jean Espirat)
Inside Notre-Dame de la Gorge (© Jean Espirat)Inside Notre-Dame de la Gorge (© Jean Espirat)
 
Rest before the refuge de la Balme - Contamines Valley (© JE)Rest before the refuge de la Balme - Contamines Valley (© JE)
Waterfall Bérard - Vallorcine (© Jean Espirat)Waterfall Bérard - Vallorcine (© Jean Espirat)
 
Vallorcine saw the trail of water Bérard (© Jean Espirat)Vallorcine saw the trail of water Bérard (© Jean Espirat)
Cascade Berard - Vallorcine (© Jean Espirat)Cascade Berard - Vallorcine (© Jean Espirat)
 
Waterfall Bérard - Vallorcine (© Jean Espirat)Waterfall Bérard - Vallorcine (© Jean Espirat)
Lower Lake Jovet (© Jean Espirat)Lower Lake Jovet (© Jean Espirat)
 
Lower Lake Jovet seen downstream side (© Jean Espirat)Lower Lake Jovet seen downstream side (© Jean Espirat)
Lower Lake Jovet seen downstream side (© Jean Espirat)Lower Lake Jovet seen downstream side (© Jean Espirat)
 
Lower Lake Jovet seen upstream (© Jean Espirat) sideLower Lake Jovet seen upstream (© Jean Espirat) side
Lake Jovet lower, since upstream side (© Jean Espirat)Lake Jovet lower, since upstream side (© Jean Espirat)
 
Upper Lake Jovet (© Jean Espirat)Upper Lake Jovet (© Jean Espirat)
Upper Lake Jovet (© Jean Espirat)Upper Lake Jovet (© Jean Espirat)
 
Plain and chalets of Rollaz - Les Contamines (© JE)Plain and chalets of Rollaz - Les Contamines (© JE)
Map Ladies and Col du Bonhomme, seen Jovet Plan (© JE)Map Ladies and Col du Bonhomme, seen Jovet Plan (© JE)
 
Lake refuge and Aiguilles Rouges (© Jean Espirat)Lake refuge and Aiguilles Rouges (© Jean Espirat)
A member of the local flora (© Jean Espirat)A member of the local flora (© Jean Espirat)
 
A member of the local flora (© Jean Espirat)A member of the local flora (© Jean Espirat)

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