Mer de Glace is located on the northern slope of the Mont Blanc. This huge glacier is one of the greatest natural attractions of the French Alps and is actively visited by tourists. Its landscape and places give a lot of impressions and make an introvert person a lot to think. In addition to the array of ice there are several attractions, created by human hands. The area of the glacier Mer de Glace is greater than 7 kilometers long, 200m deep and ice thickness reaches up to four meters. This colossus forms four ice flow, which descends from the mountains to the valley of Chamonix. The glacier moves and reduces in size over the last hundred years, it has "shrunk" by about a quarter. Within the years the glacier moves about 70 meters, that's why every summer the ice grotto falls caving in ice again.
The Ice cave - one of the man-made attractions of the Mer de Glace. In this cave is placed a temporary exhibition dedicated to the life of the inhabitants of the French Alps from the XIX century. In the grotto wax figures are set , which put on traditional costumes and put them next to tools and put animal shapes.
In The Montenvers valley at the base of the glacier, there is another museum - Glaciorium. It presents a collection of minerals of Mont Blanc, as well as multimedia exhibitions on the glacier, glaciology, climate protection and nature. Much earlier than the Ice Grotto and Glaciorium, there appeared the alpine railway Montenvers. It was built in 1908 and it regularly raises the tourists on the glacier, and delivers them to the museums. In addition, the cable car, transports skiers across the top of the mountain Aiguille di Midi from the Cave of Ice. It is possible to get from France to Italy and vice versa, and make the descent on skis or a snowboard with the Italian side of the resort, as well as with the French.
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