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Address: Harbour + Notre Dame de la Garde, Marseille, France
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+33 4 91 25 24 69

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€8 per adult the train takes the coastal road up & a direct route back down. We sat at the front of the train on the way up & you couldn't really hear the commentary but sat at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Santa Ana, California
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We bought our tickets at the Visitor Bureau, but you can get them at the train starting point (alongside the harbor). A couple of things to be aware of: the train makes only one stop, at the Notre Dame Cathedrale, and moves pretty fast so it really is just an orientation ride. You can stay off at the Cathedral as... More 

Thank Labonnevie_12
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205 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seemed like a good idea. The tour route was very good and the train is neat and clean. Lines are long waiting to get on it both at the office and at the top of the mountain. The staff is friendly and seemed to be having fun. The big problem is with the audio narration, it is terrible. We were... More 

Thank Joe R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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115 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

1/2 way up one side of Vielle Port is the little train that could, and does give you a comprehensive tour of Marseille....including the Basilique Notre Dame on top of the hill. Buy your ticket right away and then stand in line for up to 1 hour to get on a train.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

€8 per adult the train takes the coastal road up & a direct route back down. We sat at the front of the train on the way up & you couldn't really hear the commentary but sat at the back on the way back down & you could clearly hear the commentary in English. Well worth the money including the... More 

4 Thank TracyWright1968
Coffs Harbour, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This little train took us on a big ride around this city saving our legs from walking up and down. The train ride gives you a overview of this beautiful city and you could go back to check out any particular spot.

1 Thank Annaricketts2016
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Do not miss it !! No matter how long you are going to stay in the city, first thing to do is taking this tour !! so you got the main views of that chaming city . You sit in a small train that takes you to the other side of the city, up to the highest point of Marseille... More 

2 Thank shimonsaar
Chichester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

You can take the local bus to the top of the hill to visit the church for about 2 euros, as opposed to the little train at 7euros, but you get a good commentary, it's more fun and a great way to see the town.

3 Thank Paul J
Beverly Hills, Florida
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103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were traveling by cruise ship and wanted something easy (and inexpensive) to do in Marselles. We took the bus from the ship terminal to town and rode the Petit Train up to Notre Dame de la Garde. It was a little chilly, but really sunny and nice. When you arrive at the cathedral, it is an uphill walk to... More 

5 Thank AnthVick
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199 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Land trains are often a good way to get the feel of a town or city, but this one is a must because it takes you up to the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. They set off every half hour and make their way beside the Old Port before winding their way along back streets and eventually up to... More 

4 Thank BeejayBerkshire
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62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The "Little train" is good opportunity to get up the Notre Dame church in Marseille when you do not want study the local transport plans. Tired from walking I really appreciated the chance to sit and look. I would five the maximum "stars" but there is one thing that I have to complain about. Train drivers try top maximize profit... More 

3 Thank Jindra

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