World’s first high-altitude cable car roof terrace opens in France

Hikers, skiers and sightseers can now ride on top of the Grande Motte cable car, almost 3,500m above the ground, for even more spectacular views of the Alps

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been in a cable car, 3,000 metres above sea level and thought: this is lovely, but it would be even better if I was standing on the roof.

So when I received an invitation to the launch of the new cable car cabins at Tignes Grande Motte, Savoie, I had to reread it to be sure I had understood it correctly: “Boasting the world’s largest cable car roof terrace.” It sounded terrifying.

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