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The Project

Experience the virtual “Time Machine” of the Train of Dreams (Train des Rêves) as you arrive through the 200-meter long, 130 year old “Alley of the Grand Trees”, then enter the 1882 railway station, with its ticket and waiting room restored to its 1882 splendor as our  “C’est la Gare” café-bar.

Ascend the stairs to the 1940’s era deluxe chambers where you’ll experience the only “modern” conveniences in the bathrooms with two-person spas and heated mirrors.

Continue your exploration with the 1910 and 1916 steam locomotives, then visiting, overnighting, or dining in the 1930’s to 1950’s sleeping cars, restaurant car, museum, and activities wagon. All three of our large sleeping cars and restaurant car were constructed by the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits (CIWL), the maker of all of the deluxe railway cars for the Orient Express, Trans Europe Express (TEE), Mistral, Trans-Siberian Express, and the noted Armistice Wagon in which the German surrender was signed in 1918. A 1919 lithograph of the signing hangs in the museum car with a portrait of Marshal Foch.

We are confident that you’ll revel in this combination of history, adventure, nostalgia and fun.

Progress of renovation

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