A visit to Mont Blanc

by Lars Wagoner /
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Jun 06, 2014 / 0 comments

Most of us have likely heard of Mont Blanc, not the famous writing pens, but the tallest mountain in the Alps…and we’ve probably seen it, too. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to see it in person, but you can on Google Images!


If you do plan to visit Mont Blanc, keep in mind one thing: driving up that (or a neighboring) mountain. It wasn’t easy reaching the park at the peak of the mountain; consider this a warning to all of the people who get car-sick or don’t like 15 minute rides of endless elevation.


A zig-zaggy road up to see Mont Blanc

The road of which I warn you… it’s pretty self explanatory.


You can trust my advice, because I am one of the people that gets car-sick easily, so, as you can imagine, I was not a happy camper on the road up the mountain. We ascended from a small French town called Passy; the mountain we drove up wasn’t Mont Blanc, but it’s situated in the same mountain range. Notice how I wrote: “… on the road up the mountain.” That’s because the rest of the time was amazing. It was great to finally get some fresh air, to run around the big patches of soft grass, and to see the highest mountain in the European Union, Mont Blanc.


Mont Blanc - the view is definitely worth the drive up!

Mont Blanc (middle) surrounded by clouds.


Although reaching the top of the mountain facing Mont Blanc felt like many unenjoyable hours (instead of the actual 15 minute ride), I would definitely revisit the gorgeous French mountain 4810 meters above sea level, and, if you get the chance to go, you should, too.



Lars Wagoner is a member of the Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program


All photos courtesy and copyright Lars Wagoner