Grotte de Glace, Chamonix

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  • the cave is very beautiful and worth a visit for its peculiarity, pity that the glacier is melting and going down the stairs you see his level go down year by year. Now start to be compromised even the end of the cave and outside is protected by a tarp to limit the warming of the ice. Very nice is also the little train which travels along the rack and salt to 700 mt from Chamonix to the glacier.
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  • A lot of steps down to the Ice Cave, bearings panels years make us aware of melting of the glacier. The cave itself is not very large and somewhat disappointing sculptures.
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  • If you choose to go the Mér de Glaçe, in Chamonix (1042m) you climb the picturesque red train rack, with arrival station at Montenvers (1913m), during the ascent you can enjoy the panorama of chamonix, and the surrounding woods, Montenvers station from the panoramic terrace you can enjoy this breathtaking view of the sea ice really impressive, then with the gondola down for a while, then from there ' takes a flight of iron (400 steps around), and you reach the Grotte de glaçe, which is mined every year since 1946, as the glacier moves 19-20vms per day. Within ice sculptures in a location "speechless.". Great experience for all lovers of nature's spectacle.
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  • Plan to visit during colder months when the ice is not melting. Overall, the most impressive bit was seeing how far the glacier has retreated over the last 200 years. The signage could be better done but it is fascinating all the less and makes you keenly aware of the physical impacts of climate change.
  • A bit shame of place. It was very sad to see tons of people stepping in the melting glaciers. There was no reference and none attempt to create conscience of the warming we are facing.....
  • Come here before 2020;)
  • Visiting the ice cave in the glacier is definitely worth it, especially now this ever faster melting. You feel very void in this huge nature education of old ice. There is a cable car down, but then you still have a piece with the steps down.
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  • The glacier is certainly beautiful but "suffering"... The Ice Cave has nothing really outstanding in by to enter the glacier melting due in small part to the development of the cave...
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