The spring is here, the blossom is out, tourists are in town – and the Aix Petit Train starts its service again on 23rd or 24th March (tourist office not sure which).
These little trains are a useful way of exploring a new place especially for the elderly or families with little ones…..plus they are great in the heat or rain.
Marseille and Nice are unusual in that they have services all year round. In other towns they are starting up again this month. Here is a list of some of the tourist rides to enjoy in Provence.
Tour around the town, 40 mins. Daily from March to October.
Circuit 1: Centre Historique et Paul Cézanne, 50 mins
Circuit 2: Centre Historique, 40 mins
Only runs if a minimum of ten people are on the train! Daily, mid March to mid November.
Town tour with a stop at Calanque de Port-Miou, 40 mins
Daily, mid March to mid November
Circuit 1: Notre Dame de la Garde, 75 mins
Circuit 2: Old Marseille including the Panier, La Vieille Charité and MUCEM, 65 mins
Both daily all year round. These are getting more and more popular as the number of cruise passengers increase. It’s a perfect way to get up to Notre Dame de la Garde.
Tour takes in the town, gardens and the military port. It includes a stop for the beach. 50 mins.
April – October: 5 trips daily; July and August: 13 trips daily
Tour of the historical centre, 35 mins
Mon-Sat, Feb-Oct. Daily, July and August
Circuit via the Old Town, past the Musée Picasso, along to the beach of Juan les Pins, and back. 45 mins
Daily Feb – Oct; additional services in July and August.
Tour via the Promenade des Anglais, Flower Market, Old Town and Castle Hill. 45 mins. Daily.
Circuit through the town and along the waterfront; 45 mins. Operates only in summer months.
I believe this doesn’t run anymore but can’t find information – does anyone know?