Rail Tours, Chamonix

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Take a ride on a cog railway to the foot of the famous Mer de Glace glacier in a vintage little red train. You'll climb the mountainside to an altitude of 1,913 m (6,276 ft) and enjoy magnificent views as the train runs through a forest, rocky tunnels, and over railway bridges. The train ride takes about 20 minutes. By purchasing a combined ticket, you can also ride a cable car, which offers additional vistas of the glacier.
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Where to stay in Chamonix

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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