I am a great fan of ‘le petit train’ and whilst we were staying in the South of France this summer we went on two – one in Cannes, and one in Antibes/Juan Les Pins. I also went on one in Moraira in the Costa Blanca. Despite its appearance, it is not necessarily for children – although my grandchildren loved the one in Moraira -as the train is an excellent way of seeing a town and the surrounding countryside.
The little train in Antibes/Juan les Pins took us through the city and up past the ramparts to the nearby town of Juan les Pins where we stopped for about 20 minutes so that people could look around/buy an ice cream/and take photographs, and it was the same on the train in Cannes. The Cannes train took us all through the town, past the Palais des Festivals, where the annual film festival is held, through the back streets and up into the hills where we stopped by the old church for some more photo opportunities and to look inside the church. The whole journey took an hour, and was well worth the cost of about 12 euros. There was also a commentary in various different languages, although we preferred to just look rather than listen.
I am definitely a great fan of Le Petit Train and will make a point of going on one whenever I have the opportunity.