The train of the Mont-Blanc valleys
History and engineering of Mont-Blanc Express

Les Praz de Chamonix, kilometer 21.494

Les Praz station serves la Flégère gondola and the Index chairlift. These lifts connect the valley to a large ski area and they are the starting point of some of the most scenic hikes of the region: Lac Blanc (“White Lake”), Lacs Noirs (“Black Lakes”), Lacs des Chéserys, etc.

In the old days, les Praz station had several sidings and a freight yard. It is now a simple stop. The passenger building has been sold to a private individual.

A Z 850 is about to call in Les Praz. In the top left corner, one notices the well-known chapel.
A Z 850 is about to call in Les Praz. In the top left corner, one notices the well-known chapel.
Les Praz station.
Les Praz station. In June 2018, this Z 850 EMU is calling at Les Praz before continuing to Argentière. This track section uses steel-concrete sleepers. This was an experiment which was not generalized.
A Z 850 EMU runs along the Lac des Praz.
A Z 850 EMU runs along the Lac des Praz.
After Les Praz, the railway continues in a straight line, along Chamonix’ 18-hole golf course (left). At the end of the straight line it calls at Les Tines station.
After Les Praz, the railway continues in a straight line, along Chamonix’ 18-hole golf course (left). At the end of the straight line it calls at Les Tines station.
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