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Train des Merveilles

Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
+33 800 11 40 23
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We had a local tell us the thing to do was take this train into the Alps and go for a hike... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael S
Coquitlam, Canada
An unforgettable ride back in time

There are so many good reasons to take the two hour trip from Nice to Tende on the Train des... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Morag Et Gerard J
Nice, France
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Nice Ville railway station, Nice, France
+33 800 11 40 23

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a local tell us the thing to do was take this train into the Alps and go for a hike. Brilliant tip. We rode the train to Tende where we visited the museum. The guided commentary all along the route was fun. Then...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many good reasons to take the two hour trip from Nice to Tende on the Train des Merveilles. The remarkable scenery of the Alpes Maritimes and the history and engineering of this extraordinary line make this a memorable day out for anyone....More

1  Thank Morag Et Gerard J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice train station is at very convenient location. We did take the train to go to Monaco. Trains are frequent and very economical. One way ticket was 3.90 Euro per adult for Class 2. Definitely recommend.

Thank TY_Toronto
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This was our second trip on this wonderful little train. We bought Zou tickets (well worth getting when they are available in the summer) and this enabled us to combine the trip with the journey to Nice Ville from our local station. We took the...More

2  Thank PaulBLiv
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Travelling to Tende was an amazing experience despite several problems. We had a delay due to the train's malfunction (a new train had to be brought to the station). Because of the delay, the commentator could only go part way with us. There was also...More

1  Thank Laurie3443
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Leave Turin in the morning and have lunch at Cuneo station buffet. Take the Ventimiglia train at 1440 and change at Breil-sur-Roya at 1650 for the local train into Nice which takes an hour or stay on the Italian train to Ventimiglia and change there...More

1  Thank 2013Iain2013
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Two hour train ride from Nice Ville station in March, there is no commentary however there are some views - if you have never seen mountains before. Going to Tende, sit on the left side in the direction the train is going, there is are...More

3  Thank Debra E
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had seen a video of this train journey thanks to the Dutch TV broadcaster EO's series 'Rail Away' in which the programme covered the journey from Ventimiglia to Cuneo. I was going to take a different route and terminate my journey at Tende, rather...More

6  Thank Eurobazz
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The train ride is amazing, no doubt about that, at any time of the year. However, if you go out of season nothing is open in Tende (apart from the museunm) and you are stuck there for 3 hours. Also, the Zou card is only...More

Thank SarahhLavinia
Reviewed 18 November 2016

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...More

5  Thank derekfr
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8 September 2016|
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Response from 625lynnc | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Yes you buy tickets at the station Nice Ville - you could buy in advance or just be early on the day. There is a good system for ticket buying in the station boutique where you take a ticket with a number on it and... More
24 June 2015|
Response from Margo K K | Reviewed this property |
Morning Nikki, Le Train des Merveilles departs daily from Nice Ville Gare at about 0927 and has a commentator on board, we bought return tickets, arrived in Tende at about 1100. We wandered around the village, old and new... More