A 48hrs travel of 3172km by train across Italy, Austria, Poland, Belarus and finaly Russia. Moscow-Nice route was popular with Russian aristocracy of XIX century. It exists since 1864, when first trains started running from Russia to Nice. The railway connection had existed until 1914.
23rd of September 2010 renewed Moscow-Nice railway route was opened. It almost directly follows the route that connected Russia with Southern France in XIX-XX centuries.