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Train des Merveilles

Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
+33 800 11 40 23
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Beautiful way to view the foothills of the Alps

Had a lovely day out, with beautiful views and amusing yet interesting commentary. We struggled to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul G
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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Great trip shame about the ticket

Spoiler Alert - great train trip and amazing scenery and commentary (on board 9:17am train from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
I_Leprechaun
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Average9%
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“breil sur roya” (16 reviews)
“train journey” (11 reviews)
“nice station” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
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+33 800 11 40 23
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"breil sur roya"
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"mountain scenery"
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"italian burger"
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"thursday lunchtime"
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"english french"
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"guided commentary"
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"perched villages"
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"return journey"
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"caught the train"
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"hill top"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day out, with beautiful views and amusing yet interesting commentary. We struggled to find much information in advance, but asked at the ticket office about booking a ticket and were given a leaflet with useful info. Would recommend booking tickets in advance...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spoiler Alert - great train trip and amazing scenery and commentary (on board 9:17am train from Nice). After reading reviews re this little adventure, decided we would go. The SNCF office of Gare Nice-Ville can get super busy - fair warning. So rudimentary French and...More

1  Thank I_Leprechaun
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Train was good except for strike one day and late another day. Police on train each time made me as a tourist uneasy.

Thank Rob V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a review a couple of years ago & would like to make a few more observations & add a few more photographs. This has to be Europes most spectacular train journey. The best train to get is the 09.17 from the main station...More

2  Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this trip in the newspaper before heading to Nice. It sounded such a great way to spend a day that my 19 year old daughter and myself decided to give it a go. The cost of the two tickets was only 26 Euros,...More

4  Thank sarahashleigh2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a "grand merveille" for me. I did not know about this fantastic project, I just went to train station to find a train to Tende region. And finally! Beautifull train, fantastic guide with microphone gave excellent narration to our passing the hills, mountain...More

Thank vasil99
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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

10  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.

7  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

3  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

5  Thank Happylovers51
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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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