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Le Petit Train Jaune

Quartier de la gare, 66500 Perpignan, France
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Ranked #1 of 7 activities in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We boarded the little train at Villefranche de conflent. Wished we had more time to look around the town which was lovely. We parked in the station car park and bought our tickets some two hours beforehand which transpired to be a good plan as the train was fully booked. We we went up as far as Mont Louis and... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We just loved this experience rumbling through stunning mountain scenery and enjoying the incredible views not to mention screaming as we went through the tunnels. We caught the train in Villefranche Vernet Les Bains and got off in Font Romieu. Vilefranche was very busy and we were glad that we had bought our tickets in advance from The SNCF website.... More

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Lambesc, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took this little train from Saillagouse to Mont-Louis (where we spent the day visiting the Citadelle and the solar furnace), and back. And we absolutely loved it !!!! Just like stepping back in time when people did not run all the time !!! Travelling on board this train will allow you to see the lanscape, take wonderful photos and... More

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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The train was brilliant. Sit with your back to the engine on the way out and facing the engine on the way home for the best views. The only snag we encounted was getting the tickets which it turned out had to be booked at the station on the day. So go early and queue as if trains sell out... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The cheerfully bright yellow trains run through an area of the high Pyrenees,known as the the sunniest areas of the French Pyrenees. As the train leaves the city and passes through an area of poly-tunnels and open market gardens,the Mediterranean flavour extends to the rural housing,the roofs covered with terra-cotta pan-tiles and rendered walls painted a pale pink-brown. The high... More

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We arrived at the station at Villefranche de Conflent yesterday to find the little yellow train was not running due to the strikes throughout France. As the strikes continued today we took the 1euro bus, Conseil General bus 260 from the stop outside Villefranche town (it had come from Perpignan), as we are travelling without our own transport. The ride... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A trip on this railway was the pre-booked highlight of our organised rail based holiday to Perpignan, Toulouse and Biarritz. So our group of nearly thirty were disgusted/disappointed/angered to discover, on reaching Villefranche, that this tiny part of SNCF was on strike - and only this tiny part. No prior notice, just somebody who popped out of the office when... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Although this service is part of SNCF, I'd previously read some frazzled accounts that suggested the operators of this service treat prospective passengers poorly. As there was a train strike tomorrow (22 May) I decided to at least do the afternoon return trip to Font-Romeu today. The connecting train from Perpignan was cancelled for some reason but a replacement bus... More

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Perpignan, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The "Little Yellow Train" is one of wonders of today's world --- now over 100 years since it's creation it has been enhanced by the addition of some very modern rolling stock. Amazing railway history including being the only third rail electric and the highest station on the SNCF network. Stunning views from start to finish. Access by car to... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I arrived in the morning on the night train from Paris to Perpignan, then borded the train for Villefranche-de-Conflent from there. Connexions were very reliable. The train was fantastic, and I imagine in the summer when they have the open carriages (definitely too cold for this in March) the view is even better. Heated carriges too, so no getting cold... More

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