Visit the ice cave at 3200m
On easy access to all, the ice cave and its numerous sculptures is located at the arrival from the cable car of Les Glaciers de La Meije, after a walk of 10mn
Visiting duration: approx 30mn.
Altitude restaurant + panoramic terrace nearby.
Altitude restaurant + panoramic terrace nearby
Open only during Summer season; Winter the Cave is under meters of snow!
Big construction site this year to be able to open the ice cave from La Girose glacier! The ice cave goes 24 m down per year and it comes on a flat glacier which puts it on compression; the galleries due to this become withdrawn! The sculptures deform themselves ant the ice cave tends to tip over, what reduces the slope inside limiting the evacuation of the water which infiltrates by cracks. To work with the nature asks to adapt itself! The visitors can come to discover the new sculptures from in the middle of June...
From 15/06 to 15/09/2019, daily between 9.30 am and 4 pm.
Schedule and timetable of the Glaciers de la Meije cable car, to access the Ice Cave
From July 5 to August 26 =
1st climb at 8:30, then continuously until 15H45
Last descent from 3200m = 16H30
From August 27 to September 16:
1st climb at 08H30.
Then, continuous opening from 10H30 to 15H45.
Last descent from 3200m = 16H30.
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La Grave la Meije's cable car
The cable car takes you to the Ruillans Pass at 3211m and to the Girose Glacier. You will contemplate a grandiose panorama: at your feet glaciers and crevasses, near the Meije (3983m) and in the distance from the peaks as far as the eye can see from Vercors to Mont Blanc.
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The land of the Meije (Circuit n°16)
The village of La Grave, a temple for mountaineers and ofpiste skiers, is known the world over. However, due to its particularly tortuous access, this village was only linked to the rest of the world by road during the second half of the 20th century.