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“Rude, bumpy, dangerous - avoid at all costs”

Petit Train Marseille
Ranked #30 of 257 things to do in Marseille
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

We rode Le Petit Train as part of an excursion from our cruise ship. it seemed from the description like a pleasant way to learn about the city, and get a lift to the church on the hill. However, despite supposed to have been an exclusive train for the cruise ship, the proprietors insisted on cramming 4 to a bench (despite many being elderly people with sticks), and then crushed another group of people onto the train. The trip itself is a bumpy ride through some run down parts of Marseilles, with a recorded commentary barely audible above the traffic. Eventually the train arrives at the church - which is worth the view, but far better to pay a taxi to take you up direct. Then on the return journey, another train, also supposed to be exclusive and pre-booked, was also crammed full of people. Our local tour guide protested with the boarding controller at the church, but he was incredibly rude.

P&O quite rightly refunded all people on the excursion, and immediately suspended all further use of Le Petit Train for future cruises pending full investigation.

Save you money, spend it on a taxi.

Thank rilasata
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Ha ha, not usually our style, but it was an easy way to get to Notre Dame on the hill and just watch the ocean views. The annoying voice overs in multiple languages kind of ruin the ambience, but no way was I walking up that hill! Fun in a totally touristy way

2  Thank Reb_Jim
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Train has commentary in several languages. Pick a day when the sky is clear - go late in the day because the light is amazing then. Beautiful basilica at the top with a view to die for. Mosaics inside are superb.

2  Thank Proxissimo
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The Petit Train Marseille was worth the 7 Euro price just to not have to walk up the hill. The train had English announcements about different areas in Marseille but only made one stop at the top of the hill at the church. The views along the Mediterranean were beautiful but there are lots of area with road work being completed and it was congested around the Old Port.

3  Thank kap0011
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The tour starts at the Old Port, snakes through Marseille and on up to the Basilica. Great views of Marseille and islands. We only had one day in Marseille and enjoyed this tour.

5  Thank kajsa
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