The train departed at 9.13 and it is a long journey. There are a lot of tunnels, and I mean a lot, but when you emerge, the views are spectacular. We have previously done the Train de Pignes, which we also enjoyed. This train is more comfortable and modern. On the journey up, the mist was lying heavily over the river in the valley which the train follows, and on the return a golden glow of late winter sunshine on the peaks.
At Tende we wended our way through the old town and up to the terraced cemetery. Had we the energy, we could have embarked on the via Ferrata .... The old town is like Eze without the clinical tourism. Narrow alleys and steps and we hardly saw a soul.
All the bars and restaurants are on the main street by the station. The museum, opposite the station, is worth a visit to look at the rock carvings. Many of the exhibit boards are in English.
By the time, you have had a wander, a good long lunch and looked at the museum, it is time to return. A very good day out.
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