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Address: Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
Phone Number: (0)800 114 023
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I came from Antibes, changed at Nice, and thoroughly enjoyed the train journey and the friendly, fascinating and informative commentary. Well done to SNCF for putting that on, at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I didn't buy a ZouPass but paid regular price for a return to Sospel which was about the same price. There's a ZouPass office aside the main gare in Nice where you can get help with buying your ticket and also has a very short line. Actually, the attendant can probably sell you any train ticket from here to anywhere... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I came from Antibes, changed at Nice, and thoroughly enjoyed the train journey and the friendly, fascinating and informative commentary. Well done to SNCF for putting that on, at no extra cost. The €15 day pass is fantastic value for money. The Museum at Tende is wonderful and its free to enter - if you are interested in the geology... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a really excellent trip on a beautiful railway line. It takes you way up into the tiny town of Tende which has both a modern part and a medieval village with a church. The easiest way to do the trip in summer is to buy a 'Pass Zou!' which gives you one day's unlimited travel on local trains,... More 

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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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