The Aiguille du Midi (3842m) is one of Chamonix’ most distinctive geographical features. Year-round, you can float from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi on the vertiginous 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.