This famous needle, which is one of the highest in Chamonix, has been an unmissable destination for visitors for more than 60 years.
In just 20 minutes, the Aiguille du Midi cable car will take you from the centre of Chamonix to the high mountains, reaching an altitude of 3,842 m.
Christmas holydays / winter 2020-21 special information :
The lifts are not open for the moment but there are a multitude of possibilities to enjoy in the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley!
COVID-19 - Welcome & Information :
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic & in compliance with the governmental sanitary regulations, our teams have deployed an experimental “Health & Safety” welcome system up to the standards demanded by visitors & staff alike :
- Thermal camera (compliance with GDPR guidelines).
- Hydro-Alcoholic solution.
- Mask to be worn during all phases of the transport & in the confined waiting areas (Please come equipped)
- Transport specially adapted (limited numbers, distance between visitors, special circulation measures….)
- A full “Welcome & Safety” protocol for both visitors & staff
- Regular disinfection of lifts, trains & buildings
- Full information panels with instructions to be followed before & during the visit
DescriptionPerched 3,777 m above sea level, the Aiguille du Midi and its viewing platforms offer a panoramic view across the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. A lift will then take you on to the highest deck at 3,842 m, where you can take in the uninterrupted views of the Mont Blanc.
STEP INTO THE VOID!
Breathtaking! Thrill seekers will love the site’s most recent attraction – a technical feat offering an unforgettable experience! Step into the viewing box made entirely of glass and look down at the 1,000 m of emptiness below your feet... One small step for a visitor, one giant leap in the history of the Aiguille du Midi! Watch your step...
A steel gallery measuring 32 m allowing you to walk all the way around the Aiguille du Midi’s central peak, 3,700 m up – there’s no turning back!
THE ONLY WAY IS UP
An exceptional location calls for an exceptional idea... The Aiguille du Midi is the starting point for a number of mountain routes, including, of course, climbing the legendary Mont Blanc via the 3 Monts. A number of well-known mountain-climbers have left their footprints here, including the famous Gaston Rébuffat. To pay homage to these inventive and daring mountaineers, the world’s highest museum will be built at an altitude of 3,777 m.
ESPACE MONT BLANC
A place to rest and reflect...
Take a seat on the benches opposite the picture windows and relax. But make sure you don’t miss a second of the stunning views to be seen from the Espace Mont Blanc!
The cafeteria and souvenir shop are open all year round and the restaurant “3842m” is the perfect spot to savour Savoie culinary specialities in a unique setting.
PANORAMIC MONT BLANC CABLE CAR
Once you reach the top, don’t miss the cable car ride over the Glacier du Géant to the Pointe Helbronner in Italy.
The cable car will take you over the seracs and crevasses up to the Pointe Helbronner in Italy. (Please note that this is not included in the MONT-BLANC MultiPass).
PLAN DE L’AIGUILLE
The cable car ride between Chamonix and the Aiguille du Midi is in two stages, meaning you can stop off at the Plan de l’Aiguille.
2,310 m above sea level, it is the starting point for the Balcon Nord hike up to the Montenvers site. Food and drinks are available at lunchtime at the Refuge du Plan, which is just 5 minutes away on foot. A very welcome break in the mountains!
ORGANISE YOUR VISIT
- Bring warm clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Children under 3 are not allowed on the visit, and it is not recommended for children under 5.
- Including the journey, allow an average of 2 to 3 hours for the visit. This time may double during busy periods.
- Timetables and the frequency of departures vary depending on the time of year and according to demand. See the table and notes for the date of your visit.
NEW: 4D EXPERIENCE CINEMA
The first 4D cinema dedicated to the mountains located in the Aiguille du Midi departure station.
This new attraction awaits you at the Aiguille du Midi departure station. Come and watch the first showing of our 4D film “Bird of the summits”.
Showings timetable : 11am, 2pm and 4pm
Duration: 12 minutes
Children: 5 years and over (>1.10 m)
Payment and reservation at the cinema ticket office.
Payment by credit card only
Rates Adult: €8
Children (5-14 years): €6
65-79 years: €6
Good to knowForbidden under 3 years old and not recommanded for children under 5 years old.
Dogs are forbidden.
• From 3 yrs old
Family pass: 207.80 €
One way ticket for adult: 51 €
Round-trip ticket for adult: 67 €
One way ticket for a child : 43.40 €
Round-trip ticket for a child : 57 €.
Free entry for children < 5 years.
Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.
Special hiker or alpiniste (1 round trip + 1 one way ticket):
From 20/01 to 02/04/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 4.30 pm.
Open at 7:30am the week-end of March and April.
From 03/04 to 21/05/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 5 pm.
Open at 7:30am the week-end of March and April.
From 22/05 to 31/05/2021, daily between 8.10 am and 5.30 pm.
Subject to favorable weather.
Facilities and services
- Animals non accepted
- Chèques vacances
- Cash point
- Coach access
- Coach parking
- Pay car park
- Tourist brochures