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Train des Merveilles

Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
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Not just a train trip but by bus too.

After reading about this train in an English newspaper we decided that it would be a good way to... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
jandbsev
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Cambridgeshire, UK
Not to be missed!

We were lucky enough to catch the train service with the commentary on the journey. The scenery is... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
SunshineSmilesUK
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UK
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  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
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“breil sur roya” (16 reviews)
“train journey” (10 reviews)
“nice station” (9 reviews)
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Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
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"today's standards"
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

After reading about this train in an English newspaper we decided that it would be a good way to pass a day in the mountains behind Nice. We caught the train from Nice station to Breil-sur-Roya, not Tende because there was rail repair work in...More

7  Thank jandbsev
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to catch the train service with the commentary on the journey. The scenery is breathtaking if not a little scary! Travelling through a 360 tunnel is really quite something.

5  Thank SunshineSmilesUK
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

a very pleasant way to access the low alps for some hidden jems of towns to visit, or stunning walking. a good guide in English available to download or pick up from Nice station

2  Thank timali2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking Train ride This summer I was able to travel by the train Train des Merveilles, a magnificent and incredible train ride with a mountain scenery between Nice to Breil-sur-Roya and further to Tende. Breil-sur-Roya is the point at which the line from Nice meets...More

2  Thank Happylovers51
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We embarked the train of wonders at 9:24 for a guided journey. We did not regret as we would have missed several villages or pieces of work as some of them could be seen only for a few seconds. We learned a lot and were...More

3  Thank eatella
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a local tell us the thing to do was take this train into the Alps and go for a hike. Brilliant tip. We rode the train to Tende where we visited the museum. The guided commentary all along the route was fun. Then...More

1  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

There are so many good reasons to take the two hour trip from Nice to Tende on the Train des Merveilles. The remarkable scenery of the Alpes Maritimes and the history and engineering of this extraordinary line make this a memorable day out for anyone....More

2  Thank Morag Et Gerard J
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was our second trip on this wonderful little train. We bought Zou tickets (well worth getting when they are available in the summer) and this enabled us to combine the trip with the journey to Nice Ville from our local station. We took the...More

4  Thank PaulBLiv
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Travelling to Tende was an amazing experience despite several problems. We had a delay due to the train's malfunction (a new train had to be brought to the station). Because of the delay, the commentator could only go part way with us. There was also...More

1  Thank Laurie3443
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

Leave Turin in the morning and have lunch at Cuneo station buffet. Take the Ventimiglia train at 1440 and change at Breil-sur-Roya at 1650 for the local train into Nice which takes an hour or stay on the Italian train to Ventimiglia and change there...More

3  Thank 2013Iain2013
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Albert E
15 August 2017|
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Response from 2013Iain2013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for taking so long to reply but this is a great day out from Nice. All info on SNCF (national railways) then choose TER (regional trains) and PACA (local area). Choose timetable information then Fiches Horaire for... More
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DeltaDuck55
8 September 2016|
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Response from 625lynnc | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes you buy tickets at the station Nice Ville - you could buy in advance or just be early on the day. There is a good system for ticket buying in the station boutique where you take a ticket with a number on it and... More
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