For most of the year, you can float from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), one of the area's most distinctive geographical features, on the Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi cable car.

In summer (especially mid-July to mid-August) there are massive lines (we're talking two-hour waits) so you may need to obtain a boarding card (marked with the number of your departing and returning cable cars) along with your ticket.