Attractions to explore nearby Bossons Glacier
The Bossons glacier claims to be the "largest icefall in Europe." It is certainly the fastest moving glacier (300m/year)and it also reacts very quickly to climate change. . It has the largest altitudinal drop of all the alpine glaciers in Europe, and formerly extended much further down the valley than it does today. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice picnic spot.
Mont Blanc du Tacul is a snow-capped mountain located in the Mont Blanc Massif, Haute-Savoie, and one of the most important amongst the summits surrounding Mont Blanc. The Normal route of Mont Blanc du Tacul is no difficult route starting from the Refuge des Cosmiques and running on the glacier which occupies the Northern slopes of the mountain with a variety of snow and ice types. One of the nine trekking destinations and also a nice camping spot.
A mountain in the Mont Blanc mountain ranges. At 3,842 meters high from sea level, it can be accessed directly by a cable car from Chamonix. The summit contains a panoramic viewing platform, a café, and a gift shop. Even in summer, temperatures in the open viewing areas can reach −10 °C (14 °F), and visitors require both warm clothing and protection from very bright sunlight.
The Aiguille du Goûter is a mountain of the Mont Blanc massif: located under the highest Dôme du Goûter, it is located along the normal French ascent route to Mont Blanc and just below the summit the Goûter Refuge. the summit is accessible from the Nid d'Aigle station of the Tramway du Mont.
The Goûter Hut is a mountain refuge in the French department of Haute-Savoie. It is located at a height of 3,835 metres on the Arete du Goûter in the municipality of Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains. It overlooks the Glacier de Bionnassay and is the highest wardened mountain hut in France.
The Mont Blanc tunnel is 11.6 km long and connects France and Italy under the highest peak in Europe. It is used by 5,000 vehicles per day on average, 68% being light vehicles. More than a structure, the Mont Blanc Tunnel is an amazing human and technological feat. It took six years, from 1959 to 1965, from the start of work to the inauguration of the Tunnel. One of the architectural wonder in this area which attracts a lot of people.
The highest mountain in the Alps and the second-highest mountain in Europe, rising 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route is the Goûter Route, which typically takes two days.
Monte Bianco di Courmayeur is the South-East shoulder of Mont Blanc with 4.765 m. It is offshore to the Mont Blanc about 800 m in the direction of Courmayeur. Despite its minimal topographic prominence, it appears as the second-highest peak in the Alps on the official list of Alpine four-thousand of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme for its impressive appearance and its importance for mountaineering.
The Bionnassay glacier is a French glacier located in the Mont-Blanc massif, which descends from the Bionnassay needle. It covers 4.73 km 2 and is 5 km long. It is accessed by the Mont-Blanc tramway, to the Nid d'Aigle station, then by a path. The French Bionnassay glacier should not be confused with the Italian Bionnassay glacier, which is a “tributary” of the Miage glacier.
Pointe Helbronner forms one part of the French and Italian border high in the mountains. It is 3,466m high and can be reached by cable car too. It forms part of the Alpine mountain border between France and Italy. The Skyway Monte Bianco station platform on Pointe Helbronner offers a remarkable view over the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont region. The French-Italian border splits this platform.
The Torino refuge is an alpine refuge, located in Italy in the territory of the municipality of Courmayeur, in the upper Valdigne, in the Aosta Valley, on the Mont Blanc massif, at 3,375 m asl. It is located near the Colle del Gigante, near the watershed and therefore the border between France and Italy, located on the summit of Mont Blanc.
The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey is an entirely rocky summit of the Mont Blanc Alps 3773 meters high. It is located on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. The mountain is located between the Brenva Glacier and the Freney Glacier. Les Dames Anglaises separates it from the higher Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey. It represents the first part of the Peuterey ridge, which starts from the plateau of Val Veny at an altitude of 1500 - 1600 meters and rises, with various peaks, to the very summit of M
The Dômes de Miage is a mountain of the Mont Blanc Alps in the Graian Alps. It is located along the borderline between Italy and France. The mountain is made up of five peaks that unfold on a ridge about three kilometers long. Starting from the east and from the border with Italy is the highest peak; going west there is a second elevation.
Le Bréventis a mountain of Haute-Savoie, France. It is a 5.8 kilometer out and back trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features beautiful wildflowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until October.
The Mer de Glace is a valley glacier located on the northern slopes of the Mont Blanc massif, in the French Alps. It is 7.5 km long and 200 metres deep but, when all its tributary glaciers are taken into account, it can be regarded as the longest and largest glacier in France, and the second-longest in the Alps after the Aletsch Glacier.
The Saussurea alpine garden is located at 2173 m above sea level, in the municipality of Courmayeur, in the Aosta Valley, and is the highest alpine garden in Europe. The Saussurea garden is one of the four Alpine botanical gardens in the Aosta Valley, and on its 7000 square meters, it welcomes the typical alpine flora of Mont Blanc. Its name derives from that of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, who made the first known ascent to Mont Blanc in 1786 and from which the flower Saussurea Alpina also take
La Flégère is the slope of the Aiguilles Rouges overlooking the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to the north. The valley was linked to the Flégère by a 60-seater cable car. The latter was replaced by gondola lifts, commissioned in December 2019 1. Their starting point is located in the village of Les Praz de Chamonix. The bottom station of the Flégère gondola is located at an altitude of 1,877 m. A refuge is present next to the upper station.
Notre-Dame de Guérison is a sanctuary located in the Aosta Valley in the municipality of Courmayeur. It is named after Mary invoked as a healer. Built-in the 19th century, it was consecrated in 1868. The many ex-votos present mainly concern mountaineers who have escaped the danger during the attempts to climb Mont Blanc or the crossing of the many passes. It was built as a diocesan Marian sanctuary and is one of the most popular sanctuaries in the Aosta Valley.
The Val Veny is a valley mountain situated in the Aosta Valley, at the foot of the Mont Blanc massif, west of Courmayeur. It was shaped in particular by the Miage and Brenva glaciers and by the Dora di Veny river. The valley is the starting point of the normal Italian route to Mont Blanc (via Ratti-Grasselli) through the Miage glacier and the Francesco Gonella refuge. To facilitate hiking and climbing to the peaks, the valley is equipped with numerous shelters and bivouacs.