Sunday, September 15, 2013

Le Train des Merveilles....Saorge


When it is hot and humid down in Nice, and the town is crowded out by tourists and visitors in the summer months of July and August, time to hop the train up into the mountains and spend the day exploring some of the gorgeous villages in the arriere pays....


Saorge is a picture-perfect perched village with sweeping views across the mountains and valleys, with twisting narrow medieval streets, churches, and cafes. When you have enjoyed wandering, sit down at the cafe at the end of the village which serves tea in a beautiful china tea pot complete with a complimentary slice of home-made cake.....Enjoy!!


Le Train des Merveilles leaves from Nice-Ville railway station taking the scenic route to Cuneo in Italy via Breil Sur Roya and many other lovely little mountain towns and villages. For Saorge, descend at the station Fontan-Saorge, turn right, walk through the mountain tunnel, and in about 20 minutes you will reach the village. The train journey from Nice to Saorge takes just over an hour.

4 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, what a beautiful and delightful looking place, Catherine!! Wish I were there right now!! Hope you have a great new week!!

Lynne with an e said...

What a delightful name for a train ride...and most appropriate.

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Catherine said...

Thanks for the comments - much appreciated