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Discover Aiguille du Midi The Highest French Alp

January 31, 2019

The mountains in France are a great destination in any season. During summers, the green meadows offer a perfect backdrop for bike rides or long hikes. In winters, the mountains await skiers and snowboarders for winter sports. Dog sled trips, snowshoe hikes & relaxation wellness treatments are also great options for winter escape. Moreover the lip smacking culinary delicacies offered here is bound to add more to the appeal of this part of France. To witness the dauntless adventure, mesmerizing beauty of Mother Nature & savor scrumptious cuisine offered in French mountains, grab your France Visa now!

For nature lovers & adventure seekers, the French Alps is the ultimate destination. The area boasts some of the most magnificent natural scenery in Europe. The Aiguille du Midi, a 3842m high peak in the Mont Blanc massif within the French Alps is a popular tourist destination. It is the highest mountain peak in the French Alps that is served by an aerial lift system. The snow enwrapped mountain has its doors open almost all round the year & witnesses nearly half a million visitors every year. To experience a very high altitude & revel in the adventures associated with this colossal ridge apply for France Visa now.

The Aiguille du Midi offers unrivalled views over the massif, the glaciers, Chamonix valley, a large chunk of the Alps and surrounding countries. The cable car holds the world record for the highest vertical climb & is a two-stage journey originating from the valley floor at 1,035. This two stage cable car first came into operation in 1955 & takes passengers from the valley floor to its dizzy heights in around 30 minutes.

Aiguille du Midi

Things to do at Aiguille du Midi

Aiguille du Midi is truly a sight to behold. The mountainous region offers myriad of engrossing activities that allures tourists from across the globe. These include:

  • Relish the alluring panoramic view: The Aiguille summit contains a panoramic viewing platform. Tourists usually head towards this highest mountain peak to behold the mesmerizing views over the glaciers towards Mont Blanc. The views over Mont Blanc and the valley are breath-taking, that gives an up-close vista over age-old, splintered ice flows that edge their way down the mountainside.

With the 360 degrees access around the summit, you are spoilt for choice with views that extend far into Italy, Switzerland & France.

  • Seek a thrill of epinephrine escapades: The extremely low temperature at the peak even during summers fascinates adrenaline junkies to go on adventurous rides. The mountain offers plethora of intrepid activities to its visitors like snowshoe hikes, skies, snowboarding, dog sled trips & a lot more.

The mountaineers can also choose to access various trails and refuges from the roped ridge known as the Arete. Were it not for the cold, Aiguille du Midi could compel you to spend days up here.

  • Step into the void: The Aiguille du Midi Skywalk, “Step into the Void”, is a glass room with a glass floor situated off the uppermost terrace of Aiguille du Midi at an altitude of 3842 meters. The glass walls, the glass floor & glass ceiling panels allow visitors to experience 1000 meters of free air directly under their feet & admire the greatest descent in Europe.

 

  • Savor culinary delights at Le 3842: The restaurant welcomes you with a warm atmosphere to the unique experience of a lunch at 3842 m. The café cum restaurant offers traditional cuisine based on local products and has set menus with local flavors.

This intimate restaurant offers a stupendous opportunity to satisfy the taste buds at 3842 m of height. The balconies of the café and restaurant provide great panoramic views.

 

To delight in the amazing adventurous journey to Aiguille du Midi that enables you to relish the natural beauty of this region, grab your France visa now.

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