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Aiguille du Midi, France

From series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
Aiguille du Midi can be called the most popular observation deck of France. It is situated on the peak of the same name in the picturesque Mont Blanc region. This multilevel viewing platform features infrastructure, so the journey to it promises to be an unforgettable adventure. To reach the site you need to overcome an impressive way on the lift and then pass the remaining part of the way by Chamonix Aiguille du Midi cable car. The latter has being operating since 1955 and is still the highest in Europe.

Aiguille du Midi, France A pleasant surprise will wait for visitors at the top; there you will see a multi-level observation deck with comfortable seating areas and cozy cafes. The open wooden platform acts as a viewing point; it features interconnected tunnels and passages carved directly into the rock. The uppermost area is at an altitude of 3842 meters; it is about 70 meters above the floor.

You can not only walk through the tunnels between levels, but also use a special lift that is much more convenient and faster. There is a special plate with the exact height of the platform and its number at each level. It's also worth to have a long and incredibly interesting tour to Aiguille du Midi that many tourists tend to visit in the summer. The fact is that it’s always very cold and very windy at the top, so it would be more comfortable to climb it in the summer, when it's not so chilly. Next - Preacher’s Pulpit


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Aiguille du Midi - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Crédit Agricole' located in 13 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Europcar Chamonix' is located in 5.05 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Station-service TOTAL' in 6.31 km
Supermarket: 'Au Marché de Provence' in 4.68 km
Parking: 'Parking Grepon' in 4.36 km
Apotheek: 'PHARMACIE DES PELERINS' in 4.66 km
Police station: 'Polizia di Stato' in 9 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Chalet du Glacier des Bossons' in 3.42 km
Railway station: 'Montenvers Mer de Glace' in 4.98 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Megeve Airport MVV - in 21 km
 »  Corrado Gex Airport AOT - in 40 km
 »  Sion Airport SIR - in 50 km
 »  Meribel Airport MFX - in 57 km
 »  Annemasse Airport QNJ - in 59 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Aiguille du Midi

Villa Mont Blanc

Located in 4 km from Aiguille du Midi
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The apartments feature a private balcony or terrace with views of Mont Blanc, a wood burning stove, a flat-screen TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Loppe

Located in 5 km from Aiguille du Midi
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The villa includes a living room with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The private bathroom offers a bath and toilet. The kitchen is equipped with an … More: photo, rates and booking
Le Splendid

Located in 6 km from Aiguille du Midi
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Rooms: 1
The one-bedroom apartment with balcony offers a TV, a balcony and a seating area. There is a fully equipped kitchenette with oven, stove and … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartment Espace Montagne III Chamonix

Located in 7 km from Aiguille du Midi
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Rooms: 1
A flat-screen TV is provided in the living area and the studio includes a kitchenette with a dishwasher and hotplates. The private bathroom is fitted … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Aiguille du Midi - Chamonix

Those who can’t imagine a meal without sweets should definitely visit the attractive restaurant Pie. As you might guess from the name, its signature treats are cakes; a selection of pastries is just huge. In addition to branded cakes and pies visitors are offered a decent selection of coffee and tea; the restaurant is very popular among families with children.

Continue tasting French desserts at Cafe Patisserie Richard; those preferring more hearty food would like The Jekyll restaurant. Every day it is visited by hundreds of guests that come to enjoy specialty steak and a glass of their favorite beer. In addition to the vast selection of meat treats, visitors would be offered specialty burgers, French fries and a variety of fresh salads. The Jekyll looked resembles a classic Irish pub with its interior. Those watching weight and preferring dietary dishes would like the international restaurant Papillon. There you can choose from a wide selection of entrees and vegetable salads; those who want a more hearty meal could offer specialty chicken soup with noodles and meat pies.
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