Le Train des Pignes et Les Chemins de Fer de Provence

The railways of Provence

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.

Practical info

 151 kilometers from Nice to Digne-les-Bains
 Traffic all year long, every day

4 daily return trips between Nice and Digne

5 daily return trips between Nice and Annot

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.


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

Comfort and eye candy

From the comfort of your own home, take the time to admire the scenery as it passes by through the large windows.

Ready for adventure

Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, your favorite activities await you at the end of the quay.

More ecological

Opt for the train, it’s a gentle and ecological means of transport ideal for discovering our most beautiful villages!

Further information

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.

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