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    Rendez-vous at Mont-Blanc

    Europe’s highest peak

    The roof of Western Europe, rising to 4,810m, Mont Blanc is the world’s third most-visited natural sight.

    The Massif du Mont-Blanc’s unique setting enables it to offer a huge choice of outdoor activities , ranging from mountaineering, off-piste skiing and climbing to hiking, either along its mountain trails or glaciers.
    A climb to the summit requires excellent physical fitness, to help you endure the 10-12 hours of strenuous effort required at these high altitudes, as well as the services of a professional mountain guide.

    Some mountain guiding companies also offer the option of an exhilarating and unforgettable descent on skis from the summit. Training is offered prior to your ascent.

    It’s also possible to admire Mont Blanc from the Pic du Midi, accessible in just 20min via the Aiguille du Midi cable-car , which climbs an impressive 2,700m from Chamonix to an altitude of 3,842m.

    At this altitude, you’ll discover a formidable view of Mont Blanc from one of the four panoramic terraces accessible to visitors.

 
 

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