Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

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Aiguille du Midi, translated as “Needle of the Noon,” pokes the sky with the point of its peak. The sun passes over the summit at exactly noon, justifying its name to the guests sipping coffee at the summit’s cafe. Visit the viewing platform for a spectacular photo op that will save you money on a picture postcard. Aiguille du Midi reaches 3,842 m (12,605 ft) and hundreds of thousands of visitors stand in awe of its majestic beauty each year. Put Aiguille du Midi on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Chamonix trip planning website .
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  • Mounted up there in September, little waiting so delighted! Time has emerged during the climb so great show on arrival. Very expensive, but it's worth to go there once. I recommend season because wait times have to ruin everything!
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  • Not cheap but worth it. Very steep cable cars to the summit but the views across the alps are stunning when you get there. Nice cafe and shop at the summit and plenty of information as well  more »
  • We went up in September, but the day was cloudy and worse ... upstairs almost a storm, but still worth the experience
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Chamonix and its villages offer accommodations ranging from basic and cheap, to luxurious and extremely expensive. For easy access to the best ski facilities in the area, book your rooms at one of the resort's luxury hotels. Staying in Chamonix itself allows you to explore a range of restaurants, bars, shops, and clubs, while quiet village lodges provide more privacy, as well as access to smaller and less crowded ski areas. Out-of-town B&Bs also provide a quick link to the nearby resorts in Italy and Switzerland.
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