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Le Petit Train de Nice

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Address: Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France
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Despite the fun some make of this, it's a gem

What a great way to get the basics of nice and become aware of sites in Nice! Economical, comfy and just long enough, my little group of middle aged and elderly enjoyed ourselves... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Riding the cute little train is kind of fun, and a pretty good way to get a feel of the city. The train runs through parts of the old town and up to the chateau mountain, with a stop at the top. An alternative to the "off and on" bus that you can also use.

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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

What a great way to get the basics of nice and become aware of sites in Nice! Economical, comfy and just long enough, my little group of middle aged and elderly enjoyed ourselves! Nice way to start or end a day. The castle visit is a wonderful, lovely spot for amazing views.

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Thank Alwxa
Vienna, Austria
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497 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Much better than walking along this many km long Boulevard it is to sit comfortably in this little train. And beiing driven by the sights

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Saint-Raphael, France
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016

For those with limited sightseeing time or that cannot walk well, this is a good way of seeing the main promenade and big hotels, sights, etc.

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EDINBURGH
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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The driver was friendly, trip was very enjoyable - more informative and entertaining than the open top bus. The train only stops at Castle Hill for 10 mins but it is an hour trip for €10 each which gets you round the city and more! Brilliant wee trip!!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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241 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Since it was a hot afternoon, we took this train at Place de Massena to the top of the Castle Hill and back. It's a must see journey as the train goes inside the old town, via the winding streets and into the Promenade, then to the Port and back it starts climbing the Hill. At the top, there is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We did this as it was included in the Riviera Pass. The train goes to the top of the Castle Hill which was great, as it was a bit hot to climb when we were there. Its good to do, the headphones we had didn't work very well.

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Thank SuzeJe
Ny,Ny
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77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is actually a good way to see the castle, get a great view of Nice and pass along the Promenade des Anglais when you first arrive in the city. Is it worth 10 euro? I guess it is, even though the commentary is less than useless.

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Randalstown, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

At €10, it's not cheap, but it was pleasant enough, especially in 29 degrees!! You don't learn a lot from the commentary, but the trip round the streets, by the harbour and up the hill to the castle is a nice way to pass an hour. If you've done enough walking, give it a whirl!!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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712 reviews
534 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Departs half an hour from Place Macena. Full journey is about 1 hour, there is a 15 minute stop at the top of Castle Hill. Passes through the old town , the trip is very interesting and worth 10 euros .

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