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Train des Merveilles

Address: Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
Phone Number: (0)800 114 023
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Ranked #18 of 107 Attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks

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Jaipur, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I went on this train trip to Entrevaux in November which may have been why there was no tour commentary as others have written about. The train ride was interesting as it traveled alongside the river but not quite as lovely as some of the regular trains through France. The very small town was mostly closed down, again probably due... More 

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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Cambridge UK
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38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I took this train journey recently from Nice to Tende, and I was amazed with the beautiful scenery, mountain villages and viaducts. On board the train we also had the lovely Patricia who did a fantastic job of explaining the history of the passing villages in both English and French. For some reason this train trip is not really promoted... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A great day out from Nice into spectacular mountains and really crisp clear air. Plenty of mountain towns to stop at. We had lunch in Sospol overlooking the gorges. Great

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We first used this train 5 years ago from Cuneo to Nice. No problems. This year we planned to (and did) Nice to St Dalmas (for the Parc Nacional des Merveilles), and St. Dalmas to Breil-sur-Roya; we wanted to continue down the Ventimilia section, but that wasn't to be. The whole area is stunning and the railway is an amazing... More 

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Innisfail, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We have been staying in Breil sur Roya for the past three weeks so have enjoyed the opportunity to visit both the Côte d'Azur and the Alps Provence. Unfortunately disruptions to the rail service due to winter mudslides have complicated visits to the number of medieval villages in the area, but with planning it can be achieved and is well... More 

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