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Address: Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
Phone Number: +33 800 11 40 23
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Good day trip from the Riviera

We picked up the train (9h30 from Nice) at Sospel station. From there it's about 90 mins of tunnels, twists and turns as the train wends its way to Tende. During holiday periods... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Paris, France

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked up the train (9h30 from Nice) at Sospel station. From there it's about 90 mins of tunnels, twists and turns as the train wends its way to Tende. During holiday periods there is a commentary (in both French and English) on this particular service. The lady commentator is a mine of interesting information, although the incessant commentary can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a most remarkable two hour train journey into the hinterland of Nice. The train climbs into the mountains through a clever arrangement of tunnels and viaducts. The scenery is stunning During part of the year there is a free commentary in French and English which adds to the experience. We have done the trip twice and enjoyed it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We took the train de merveilles on a rainy Sunday in October from Nice to Tende. It was modern, smooth and comfortable. The guide was lovely and brought everyone up into the first class carriage to hear the commentary. While all the scenery was beautiful, our guide was great as she told us when to look right and left or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We never knew you could do this trip up into the mountains and came across it quite by accident. You catch the train at Nice and it's a two hour trip to Tende where the train finishes. ( ours did although I think some may go a little further) We had three hours to wander round the town there and... More 

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Tonbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This train runs from Nice up to the town of Tende in the mountains. It goes through really lovely countryside and terminates in the beautiful little town, with many old, narrow streets, churches and a museum. The one leaving Nice just after 9:00 a.m. includes commentary by a lady actually on the train and there is an opportunity to go... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

It looks like Eiffel has constructed it. We took a train to Monaco. Station is clean and well organized.

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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This train departs from Nice main train station at 9:23 am. The trip to Tende takes about 2 hours during which you enjoy a commentary in English and French. The views are stunning and the commentary very interesting. It only costs 15€ and you can hop on hop off all day. Upon arrival we visited the museum of wonders (free... More 

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Abergavenny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This train takes you up to Tende, through some stunning scenery. There is an informative commentary in English and French, but you may need to be in the rear coaches to hear it. You have 3 hours in Tende if you want to catch the next train down to Nice. There are places to eat and the narrow streets of... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a fantastic day trip from Nice, if you get the 9:23 train from Nice Ville station to Tende there is a commentary provided in French and English in the back 3 carriages. This is really informative about the history of the line and how it was built. There is some disagreement between the French and Italian governments over... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Having booked a first class ticket on TGV to Paris. We really looked forward to the journey preceded by a leisurely wait at Nice Station. The facilities to either eat or sit in comfort were virtually impossible. No first class lounge or indeed anywhere to sit beyond filthy benches on the platform. A crowded ticket office had a few upholstered... More 

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