4 Cable Car Stations to explore in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.
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.
Meribel is a large resort by Alps standards but the best way to explore Meribel centre is by walking. Meribel offers some of the best Alpine Skiing in the Alps and other resorts such as Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens can be accessed via the extensive lift network. Méribel was home to events of the 1992 Winter Olympics.
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.
Get a bird’s eye view of Grenoble and the surrounding valley with a ride up in the cable car which was inaugurated in 1934. It was the first urban cable car. More than 24 million people have used the cable car since its opening. With an annual average of more than 300,000 customers and opening hours of over 4000 hours per year, the Grenoble Cable Car has an outstanding record.