The mystery of the Blue Train

Published 14 March 2022

Join the legendary Orient-Express for a once-in-a-lifetime journey between Paris and Nice and solve the mystery of the Blue Train

On the 26 May, the historical Orient Express will depart from Gare de Lyon in Paris for its first journey towards the French Riviera since the famous 'Calais-Mediterranee-Express', also known as Le Train Bleu, stopped decades ago.

On board this renowned and beautifully restored train, a handful of travellers will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties for an extraordinary and ultra-luxurious immersive adventure. A murder mystery like no other where each participant will try to solve a crime before the train reaches its final destination of Nice or before the murderer strikes again.

Mystery, adventure, high gastronomy, vintage champagne, a live concert, and so much more. Never before has such an immersive and exclusive experience been done on board this rarely used historic train of the old Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits.


Around noon, passengers will be invited to join the restaurant cars for the first of the incredible gastronomic feasts of the day. As the train follows its journey through Burgundy, enjoy an enquiste five-course lunch prepared by the renowned Michelin-starred French chef Daniel Galmiche. A one-of-a-kind lunch specially created in the 1920s style and paired with rare vintage Krug champagnes to rival royal banquets back in the Roaring Twenties.

Tea will be served in the central car in the afternoon, as as evening draws in, bespoke 1920s cocktails will be served while you enjoy a light dinner and the live jazz concert.

Unique experience

As you travel through the French countryside of Burgundy, Auvergne, Provence and finally the French Riviera, surrounded by incredible landscapes you will be immersed into the 1920s, solving the mystery of the event inspired by Agatha Christie. Prior to boarding the train, take a visit to 'Ali Baba's cave of cinema costumes' and pick out your outfit for the day and then stop off at one of the best salons in Paris for pampering and your transformation.  

The Ariodante travel dream-makers have every detail meticulously planned. For more information and to discuss the two ticket options (standard or VIP), contact them directly on or +44(0)7985 146633. 

Upon arriving in Nice you will be chauffeur driven to your accommodation. Why not extend your experience and board a yacht for a week's charter? We have a selection of yachts with availability here, but if you are looking for something different do let us know.

Yachts available to charter


90.1m | Built 2007 | Corsair Yachts | EUR 497,000


64.5m | Built 2009 | Benetti | EUR 425,000


41.1m | Built 2016 | Alia Yachts | EUR 175,000


55m | Built 2017 | Heesen | EUR 430,000


52m | Built 2007 | Amels | EUR 260,000


62.5m | Built 2010 | Icon Yachts | EUR 420,000


65m | Built 2011 | Benetti | EUR 434,000


74.5m | Built 2006 | Amels | USD 665,000


73m | Built 2006 | Lurssen | USD 615,000

To find out more about Burgess’ yachts for sale and yachts for charter, please contact a Burgess broker. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our offices directly: LondonMonacoNew YorkMiamiSingapore or all other locations.

- Yachts, prices and availability are correct at the time of publication.

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