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Train des Pignes narrow-gauge railway

  • Nice, Cote d'Azur, France

Last updated: 21 July, 2024

Get above it all on the picturesque, human-scale, and wonderfully scenic Train des Pignes.

The historic steam engine takes 90 minutes to chug from Puget-Theniers to Annot, and on special occasions goes as far Le Fugeret.

Along the way, you pass through verdant French countryside, peppered with mountains and gorges, olive-oil mills and walled villages.

Choose to disembark at medieval Entrevaux with its citadel, or Annot and Le Fugeret for lovely walks.

It’s a spectacular route and a great day out in the South of France: kids love it too.


Price from: £22
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 4+
When: All year around
Duration: 1 day

Getting there & doing it

The train departs from Puget-Theniers at 11am; if you are starting in Nice, the corresponding train from Nice CP station (north of the city centre) leaves at just after 9am (buy a combination ticket).

The train returns from Annot at around 3.30pm, allowing to you catch the corresponding train back to Nice, arriving back at 6pm.

When to do it

Trains leave Puget-Theniers at 11am on Sundays from May until the first Sunday in November, as well as on Fridays in July and August, and also Thursdays in August.