Afraid Of Heights? You Might Want To Skip This New Chamonix Tourist Attraction

Talk about a room with a view! A new installation called Step Into The Void opened on Dec. 21 on the top of Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps that gives visitors an incredible, glass-room view a kilometer straight down.

The new room at Aiguille du Midi is similar to the Grand Canyon’s Skywalk, which also provides heart-palpitating views.

Step Into The Void was designed by Pierre-Yves Chays and took three years to construct.

Visitors reach the glass room by a 20 minute ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car.

Those who can handle the heights will be treated to views through five transparent sides made of clear glass, including the floor, suspended 3,395 feet above the valley floor.

Check out the video below to see the surroundings and more renderings of the room. It is, appropriately, in French.—Sean McCoy



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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.