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Address: Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
Phone Number: (0)800 114 023
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Merveilleux Train des Merveilles! :)

We couldn't believe that this wonderful trip was just 15e each (using the Zou Pass)!! It truly isn't to be missed! To avoid the queues in the morning, we purchased our tickets the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Omagh, United Kingdom

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We couldn't believe that this wonderful trip was just 15e each (using the Zou Pass)!! It truly isn't to be missed! To avoid the queues in the morning, we purchased our tickets the evening before (on our way home from Monaco). The guide was very helpful and instructed us where to sit and provided us with a map in English.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Loved it! Perfect counterpoint to a seaside holiday! Took the 9.20am train*, so had the guide commentary in English and French. Spent the day in Tende, where we really enjoyed the exceptional Musee de Merveilles (free entry). The highlight of the day (and of the holiday, for me) was climbing to the top of the village through tiny medieval 'streets'... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The scenery is magnificient..it's great to get the commentary on the train, and the lady was quite nice and helpful. Great day out of Nice, but Tende was a disappointment. I was expecting such a pretty quaint town and found that it was a bit too quiet and dead. No cute shops or boulangeries. They did have a nice museum... More 

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Avalon Beach, Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you want a break from Nice, we couldn't think of anything better . Catch the 0923hrs train from Nice station (that's the one that has the English/French guide), and arrive in Tende at 1134hrs. You can only get a proper walking map of Tende from its Tourist Office, which is close to the station. Then we grabbed a couple... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Train trip through the mountains from Nice to Tende s a good day out. The scenery is spectacular and the train line with its many tunnels is an impressive feat of engineering. During the journey the guide talks about points of interest along the way. Tende is a lovely scenic village and gateway to the national park for hiking, camping... More 

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

once we are not very sure to take the train des merveilles .but as we stared our trip it was really excellent to visit and take the train des merveilles if you are going there i will recomand you to do this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

You will not be disappointed with this trip, we paid €5 each return on the train with the Carte Isabelle and it out turned out to be the best €10 we spent the whole week we were in the French Riviera.The guide was excellent and came through the train asking where people came from so she could commentate in the... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I heard great things about this trip. You must call the number on the Train des Merveilles pamphlet to reserve a spot (ONLY in french) before you buy your ticket for the train. Don't ask the info booth in the Nice train station for info, they advised me to buy a 50 euro ticket to Tende from the machine, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We took this from Nice to Tende and back, just for the fun of the ride. Truly amazing. I particularly liked the corkscrew tunnel snaking its way up through a mountain! Wow! Plenty of spectacular views. Tende is an interesting place to spend a few hours. Be careful though, this trip only really works if the weather is reasonable -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Me and my boyfriend caught this wonderful train from Nice Ville to Tende, France. It is recommended to reserve in advance however the tourist office wouldn't book it for us, and when we called the number we couldn't understand the French. Thank gosh we were able to buy the train ticket at the train station the day before. The train... More 

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Address: Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
Phone Number: (0)800 114 023
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Nice

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