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From Menton to Tende on the Train des Merveilles

Is car-free Menton-Tende possible?

Yes, and it’s easy to do!

About the program

  • Menton
  • Sospel
  • Tende

Our recommendations:

If you’re planning a return train journey, opt for the “Day Pass“! Only €20 + only €5 for your accompanying persons: cheaper than the classic round-trip ticket!

Are you traveling with your family? Opt for the “Pass Isabelle Famille” at 35€

Stage 1

From Menton to Sospel by bus

8:35am: It’s time to go! Climb aboard the line 15: for just 2€ (or 1.80€ if you pay by credit card) you’re off for a day with a change of scenery guaranteed.

9:15: You’ve arrived in Sospel, a stopover village on the Train des Merveilles. 1 hour is all you need to discover this jewel of the Bévéra.

  • Have breakfast on Place Saint-Michel and visit the cathedral of the same name.
  • Cross the Pont-Vieux, a 13th-century structure offering an unmissable view of the river and the village.

Stage 2

From Sospel to Tende with the Merveilles train

10:15 am: All aboard the Merveilles Express! Destination? Tende.

This is it, your extraordinary journey through the Bévéra and Roya valleys begins. Sit back and enjoy the journey… Here, we take our time and admire the scenery. Bonus: enjoy the commentary by our tour guide! Although the Train des Merveilles is a TER (regional express train), this activity is offered exclusively on weekends in April, May and October and every day from June to September on the 10:12 a.m. train.

Breil-sur-Roya, Fontan, Saorge, La Brigue… you’ll pass through these emblematic villages of the Roya Valley. Make a note in your to-do list for next time!

Stage 3

Arrival at Tende

11:33am: Welcome to Tende! You’re at the gateway to the Vallée des Merveilles, but do you know its legends? Head to the Musée des Merveilles to discover all its curiosities…

After a pizza break, explore the village! Picturesque and perched in the mountains, Tende reveals exceptional panoramas. Admire the Collégiale Notre Dame de l’Assomption – there are no two like it!

Have you got a little more time on your hands? Opt for a short hike! The Monument de l’Aigle circuit is an easy family itinerary, allow an hour’s walk. The Aigle hill offers a panoramic view over the village.