Balme - Charamillon Gondola

in Argentière

Hiking and mountain biking between France and Switzerland. From the Charamillon cable car, you will meet along the paths the herds of the last breeders of the valley with fabulous views.

The most courageous will go as far as the Aiguillette des Posettes, famous for its fabulous view of all the surrounding peaks. There are also marked mountain bike trails for beginners and advanced riders (see page 38).

Starting point altitude
Family pass: 71.40 €
One way ticket for adult: 18 €
Round-trip ticket for adult: 23 €
One way ticket for a child : 15.30 €
Round-trip ticket for a child : 19.60 €.

Free entry for children < 5 years.
Child entry valid for 5 - 14 years.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Le Tour - Col de Balme
Adult AR €36
child/senior AR €30.60
family AR €111.60

This lift is included in the Chamonix le Pass, the MONT BLANC Unlimited pass and in summer in the Multipass.
Opening dates
From 06/07 to 18/08/2024
Opening hours daily between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.

From 19/08 to 08/09/2024
Opening hours daily between 9 am and 5 pm.
Balme - Charamillon Gondola
Le Tour
74400 Argentière
From Le Tour :
Closest bus stop : Le Tour
Closest train stop : Montroc train-station
Closest parking : Le Tour - Balme car-park
From Vallorcine :
Closest train stop : Vallorcine train-station
Closest parking : Vallorcine train-station car-park
The cable car is entirely accessible to people with reduced mobility, but it is necessary to be accompanied, then the access from the car park is difficult over a stony and steep ground below the cable car.
Once arrived at the top of the cable car, easy access to the Autannes chair lift, then to the ski slopes in winter, to the restaurant of "Refuge de Balme" in summer over a flat trail (on a about 30 minutes' easy walk).
The access to the restaurant "Les Chalets de Charamillon" is difficult for people having difficuilty for walking and impossible for people with reduced mobility: it is indeed located 50m below the arrival of the cable car and accessible over a steep snowy path in winter, on a stony ground in summer.
50% reduction are granted at the cash desk to disabled people and one accompanying person when showing up with their invalidity card.



Spring-summer-autumn 2024 lift timetable


Summer map


Informations liées

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in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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Useful address
in Argentière
At the departure
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