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Train des Merveilles

Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
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Ranked #18 of 122 Attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Cambridge UK
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed this lovely journey as far as La Brigue in June 2014. However due to a landslide earlier this year a bus takes you from near the train station part of the way. The train climbs slowly up the Maritime Alps, across viaducts and many tunnels. An unexpected bonus was the lady conducting a commentary on what was passing... More

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Milan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Also you have to book the bus in advance. There is a free-phone number but no one answers. I didn't go.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

28th March 2014. Due to a rock and soil landslide the line is closed from Nice for several stops. We were warned that if we did bypass the fall by bus that the service was limited. They do not know when it will reopen, so let's hope it is before we return to try it out.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We went to Nice in Christmas holidays and on Day 4 we took Train des Marveilles for Tende and back. From Trip advisor, we found that this is a very scenic route and thus went to Tourist office besides Rail station to get all the necessary information. Train des Merveills means trainof wonders. It has many bridges, tunnels and travel... More

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