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Apr 16, 2010 - 11:07 AM
I want to make a trip to the Mont Blanc but I just found out that this is actually outside of Switzerland, is that correct? Should I get to Chamonix in France? How to get here? Our residence is Lausanne.

Also I'm concerned that the Mont Blanc doesn't seem to be included in the Swiss Pass, could anyone let me know if I'm right on this?

Another question has to do with hikes around Lausanne and the Mont Blanc region. I didn't find routes in that area on this website. Could you give me some tips on short and easy trails? Thanks in advance.
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Apr 16, 2010 - 12:42 PM

Hello Marianna,

You can plan your trip from Lausanne through the online timetable. You should indeed travel to Chamonix by train. The most easy route requires only one change of trains in Martigny. From Chamonix, cable cars leave for Aguille du Midi and Brévent, which both offer views of the Mont Blanc range.

The Swiss Pass is valid from Lausanne to Chamonix in France, so you don't have to pay for the train journey. Cable cars from Chamonix are not included in the Swiss Pass though, so you should pay the full price for the section Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi/Brévent.

I'm not familiar with the surroundings of Chamonix myself, but the Chamonix tourism website offers a fine list of hiking tips.

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