Nice, 9.08 a.m. You’re on the station platform, setting off to discover the Alpes-Maritimes. You arrive in Tende at 11.33 a.m. Hurry! The train’s about to depart. Once comfortably seated aboard the air-conditioned train, enjoy unique panoramic views of the Paillon, Roya and Bévéra Valleys. Best of all, from May to October, on the morning service only, an expert guide will explain all about the region’s exceptional heritage.
The Train des Merveilles line is indeed recognised as one of Europe’s most amazing railway landscapes. Running from Nice to Tende, you travel through sumptuous scenery, spanning from the Mediterranean coastline to Mercantour National Park. Starting at sea level and climbing to an altitude of 1,000 metres over a distance of a mere hundred kilometres is what makes this line so special.