From the Promenade des Anglais to the city of explorer Alexandra David Neel, this slow train offers you a mosaic of different landscapes in each season. Works of art and hilltop villages follow one another along its unique path. Here, the journey is part of the experience … let yourself be transported.
151 kilometers from Nice to Digne-les-Bains
4 daily return trips between Nice and Digne
5 daily return trips between Nice and Annot
All year long, every day
Getaway to the high country
While enjoying the train’s rythmic tacataca on the railways, you will be able to contemplate the landscape through the large windows. The terraces full of olive and chestnut trees, the Verdon river and its emerald colored lake, the hilltop villages, the violet touches of the lavender fields, the snowy mountain tops of the Haut-Verdon valley and the cliffs of Annot’s sandstones follow one another. If the journey itself is an experience, the villages of Entrevaux, Annot, Saint-André-les-Alpes, Barrème, etc. are worth a stop.
A remarkable railway heritage
It was Alphonse Beau de Rochas, engineer from Digne, who imagined linking Nice to Grenoble, via Digne in 1861.
His project will take 50 years to come to fruition.
To adapt to the steep relief, in particular between Entrevaux and Barrème, a large number of works of art have been produced. These bridges, viaducts and retaining walls are the beauty of the line today.
At the level of the village of Fugeret, the route describes an S to gain altitude: the slope is too steep for a straight line. You therefore observe this same village twice.
Did you know ?
The distance between the rails is one meter while the standard spacing is 1.435 m. This choice allowed tighter curves to adapt to the steep terrain and thus lower construction costs.
3 good reasons to come by train
You will have plenty of time to admire nature thanks to its large picture windows and its train … of senator.
Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, your favorite activities await you at the end of the quay.
A regular service every day of the year with four daily return trips between Nice and Digne-les-Bains plus a daily return trip to Nice Annot. Tickets are taken at the station.
For optional stops that do not have a station master, signal the conductor to stop, the ticket is delivered to the train by the controller. All timetables All the information on road works and traffic restrictions
Dogs are admitted under certain conditions.
Nice train station – 04 97 03 80 80 Digne les Bains station – 04 92 31 01 58 To benefit from on-board commentaries, real-time timetables, traffic information and the price list, download the “Chemins de Fer de Provence” app available on the App Store and Google Play.
The railways of Provence welcome people regardless of their disability, by prior reservation.