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Le Petit Train Jaune

Quartier de la gare, 66500 Perpignan, France
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Ranked #1 of 8 Activities in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We had driven from the Côte d'Azur specifically to travel on this tourist train and we booked tickets 2 months in advance. There were no announcements at the terminus, but we should have realised when the first two trains of the day were made into one. There were at least 100 people, of all nationalities waiting to get the train... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Unfortunately several of the scheduled trains were cancelled or replaced by a bus. We were assured the day before by the station staff at Villefranche de Conflent that the early morning train would run and that we should be there 30 minutes before departure. When we arrived the train had been cancelled When the later train did eventually run the... More

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

From Villefrsnche de Conflent the train begins its 3 hour journey to Latour de Carol. The route takes it past interesting villages and breathtaking gorges as it climbs to its highest around Eyne. Great views from open topped carriages but be prepared for a bumpy ride. There are various stops where it is possible to leave the train, walk the... More

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Montagnac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful experience which we will definitely do again. My husband took me on this treat on my birthday and it was one of my best birthday's ever!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I went on the Yellow Train (Train Jaune, in French) in summertime. It had rave reviews and everyone writes the views and experience are amazing. This is all true, although with a catch, which I'll come to in a minute. I went on the train for a 1h 30m ride up into the Pyrenees, from Villefranche (itself 30m from perpignan,... More

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We got to the station at 8.30am, bought our ticket (42 euro 2 x return to Mont Louis), and were in a fullish open carriage for departure at 9. Stunning scenery, lots of photos were taken, lots of fun in the rickety train that ambles along through disused stations over viaducts and bridges clinging to the side of one mountain... More

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a great trip through some very scenic countryside,however it is imperative that you book particularly in the summer months,if you do not want to be greeted with a complet notice.Do not believe any one ,even SNCF staff when they say you just turn up and get on the train.If you are planning your holiday and want to ride... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

I'm sure this is a lovely trip, based on the pictures and other reviews I've seen, but unfortunately we were unable to take the yellow train today because of strike action. We bought our tickets online a week before, collected our tickets at an SNCF office a few days before and travelled to Perpignan only to discover that there was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Having read a few reviews we had worries about tickets and whatnot. We shouldn't have been concerned at all. We arrived at Villefranche (using the 1 Euro bus that runs all the way from Perpignan) an hour and a half before our planned departure (at 13:29), and bought a ticket with no fuss and no queue. We then walked into... More

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Puigcerda, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Reccomended to start a La Tour de Carol to find seat on the open car. It's quite long to complete all course (full day), but you can return from Mont Lluis if you are short of time. (half day)

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