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Glacier des Bossons, Chamonix

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With the lowest reach of any glacier in Europe, Glacier des Bossons can be seen flowing between trees. Take the Les Bossons chairlift for a full view of the glacier from above, or view it from various outlooks across Chamonix Valley. Put Glacier des Bossons into our Chamonix travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chamonix.
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  • The view from this glacier is much more beautiful than the sea ice and must take the chairlift to come close to the glacier, the there is a small trail where you can see the rest of the 2 planes to Air India who are crushes in the 50s and 60s and a Panel to the you can see the decline and thus the melting of the glacier compared to dates.
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  • We went walking on the trail from the parking lot of the Bosson lift. Hiking a bit stiff at times but our 5 children and 9 years arrived. Provide good shoes. The ascent takes about 50 minutes. But upon arrival, the view of the glacier is grandiose. Also, there is a great view on the Chamonix Valley and on the Brevent. You can also see the Aiguille du Midi. In short a superb panorama. For us, the site is more beautiful than the sea ice, and more free. A must see.
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  • one of the only glacier approachable on foot for free, without taking the lifts. need to walk a little to access the panoramic terrace with the history of the two crashes on white mount, as well as found objects. on-site catering.
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  • Little cottage offering restore you or simply a drink while enjoying a beautiful view of the Valley of Chamonix and the Glacier of bossons
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  • Beautiful bar next to the Bossons glacier. Built in wood and filled with flowering plants. It is decorated with much taste and the prices are not passed as expensive for the place where it is located. Can be accessed with chairlift (12' €50) or a foot, costs 1'45 h round-trip. The view of Chamonix is very nice.
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  • Chalet at the foot of the Bossons glacier. You can climb on chairlift from Bossons or walk in a little more than an hour. It has an exhibition with remains of a plane that crashed at the site in the 1960s. Great views of the entire Valley.
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  • Access to the cottage and the of Bossons Glacier by a trail (for nons athletes count about 50 minutes to 1 h 30) but the climb is rewarded with an exceptional landscape with amazing views of the glacier
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  • Starting point of the trail admiring the Bossons glacier, true spectacle of nature. The chalet offers a good refreshment, the staff is very personable and friendly.
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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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