October 5, 2010
Moscow to Nice Cabin Interior
Moscow To Nice Train
The Moscow to Nice train
The route between Russia and France has existed since the late 19th Century and was used to transport wealthy Russians to resorts along the Cote d’Azur, but it was then abandoned in 1914. Now, after a century’s break, the train line has been restored by Russian railway company RZD who aim to provide an alternative to plane travel. Trains are the most popular method of transport in Russia and these luxury carriages will no doubt appeal to affluent Russians that wish to visit the South of France. The 12-car train will depart once a week and will travel a distance of 3,000 miles. The journey takes just over 50 hours to reach its final destination in Nice, including stopovers in Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and France.
There are three deluxe carriages, six first-class carriages and one second class for passenger accommodation, as well as two restaurant carriages serving Russian and European Cuisine. Single fares vary from 306 euros and 1,200 euros, the most expensive fares covering a stay in one of the luxury carriages, which comes complete with a shower and mini bar. The carriage attendants were also selected on a competitive basis to ensure that they provide the best service for passengers that have opted for the long-haul journey. They underwent a special programme with training in French and English language proficiency and passenger service culture before being chosen to be part of this long-awaited service.