I had no idea that this was even an option until my train ride to Nice. When I heard the conductor announce that one of the cars had manicurists, I thought I had misunderstood him, or maybe I was thinking of the wrong word in French. But then, a woman passed through the car and handed out these flyers, confirming what I had originally doubted.
You can find Nail Express exclusively on certain iDTGV lines in France. It offers a variety of services, including nail-polish removal, polish changes, massages, and even men's hand treatments. The prices look outrageous, though--25€ for a full manicure? No thanks. I'd be pretty nervous about getting a manicure on the train, anyway. What if the train hits a bump and the manicurist splatters paint on me? Or accidentally cuts me with the nail clippers?
While I don't plan on trying this service, I think it's a great idea for women (and men) on the go. After all, it kills two birds with one stone--transportation and manicured nails.
Would you get a manicure on board?