Rail Trips

This section surveys some of the pleasurable and spectacular rail excursions available to tourists in Provence. If your main interest in taking the train is simply to get from A to B as quickly as possible, check the station guides in the rail travel area of the site.

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The Blue Coast train line outside MarseilleThe Blue Coast train is the very best way to see the dramatic landscape west and north of Marseille, with its rugged hills and tiny villages snuggled in deep limestone calanques.

The Sainte Baume VelorailOne of the more unusual ways to tour Provence is by Vélorail, a sort of giant bicycle that runs along a railway track. Today around 50 Vélorails cross the country and there is one in Provence

The Tourist Train of Central VarThe Tourist Train of Central Var runs from Carnoules to Brignoles, rolling, leafy landscapes tucked between Paul Cézanne's beloved Mont Sainte Victoire and the Gorges du Verdon.

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