Paris-Lyon-Mediterranean (PLM) Company built the restaurant for the 1900 Exhibition. It was renamed “Le Train Bleu” in 1963 to celebrate the “Paris-Vintimiglia” line & granted historical monument status in 1972. It's famous for the forty-one paintings, including landscapes traveled through by the PLM trains, waxed parquet flooring, wood panelling, and long, leather-upholstered wall-seats. Regulars have included Coco Chanel, Brigitte Bardot, Salvador Dali and Jean Gabin. [3rd of three pins]
Trans-Siberian Railway From Vladivostok across Siberia to Moscow and then to St. Petersburg, the 19-day ride offers more than you could ever find on any other train. Carriages once used by the Politburo are fitted with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a sitting/dining-room, complete with private chef. Carrying you in comfort across seven time zones, this is the ultimate experience on tracks.