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Reviewed 4 November 2018

We went to Tende from Nice, taking Train des Merveilles. From Gare de Tende we went hiking to the Chapelle Saint Sauveur. It´s a beautiful trek along the footpath up the hill. From the top we enjoyed fantastic views. The altitude is 1107m/Tende 410. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank marie19512013
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This spectacular railway line is always under threat either from natural disasters (flooding, rock fall etc) or political goings-on. The threat of closure comes round frequently so do it while you can. The scenery is marvellous especially at the top end after Briel where the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Ronnie90
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We rode the Train Des Merveilles all the way to Tende and enjoyed the fantastic views and french/English commentary along the way. This journey is surely a hidden gem as not overly touristy. Tende itself was beautiful and everyone very friendly, food and drink itself...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

You can't purchase tickets in advance if your from outside Europe as SNCF won't take your credit card. So we just went to the Central Train station in Nice and purchased tickets through easy-to-use computer ticketing. We rode 3 trains from Nice France to Torino...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank holidayman08
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Visited in August 2018. Unfortunately, we bought the tickets using the self-service machine and paid full price tickets. When returning from Tende, the gentleman at the ticket office told us about a day pass that allows for unlimited travels on coastal TER trains (which would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Livia B
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely day out, with beautiful views and amusing yet interesting commentary. We struggled to find much information in advance, but asked at the ticket office about booking a ticket and were given a leaflet with useful info. Would recommend booking tickets in advance...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Spoiler Alert - great train trip and amazing scenery and commentary (on board 9:17am train from Nice). After reading reviews re this little adventure, decided we would go. The SNCF office of Gare Nice-Ville can get super busy - fair warning. So rudimentary French and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank I_Leprechaun
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Train was good except for strike one day and late another day. Police on train each time made me as a tourist uneasy.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RobV1186
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I wrote a review a couple of years ago & would like to make a few more observations & add a few more photographs. This has to be Europes most spectacular train journey. The best train to get is the 09.17 from the main station...More

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Read about this trip in the newspaper before heading to Nice. It sounded such a great way to spend a day that my 19 year old daughter and myself decided to give it a go. The cost of the two tickets was only 26 Euros,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank sarahashleigh2018
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Judy P
15 September 2018|
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
If you wish to take photographs sit on the left departing Nice as the sun will be on the right hand side causing glass blur, on the return as the train reverses direction sit on the left again and capture the pictures you... More
Albert E
15 August 2017|
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Response from 2013Iain2013 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for taking so long to reply but this is a great day out from Nice. All info on SNCF (national railways) then choose TER (regional trains) and PACA (local area). Choose timetable information then Fiches Horaire for... More
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