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Le Petit Train Jaune

Quartier de la gare, 66500 Perpignan, France
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Ranked #1 of 5 activities in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We travelled to Latour de Carol from Toulouse and spent the night, in order to catch the first train down the mountain in the early morning. I had bought out tickets ahead of time, but there was no need as there was virtually no one on the train. Indeed, we had an entire car to ourselves. The train trip itself... More

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Paris, France
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a great train ride to take. However, as mentioned perviously it is hard to organise and booking in advance is no guarantee of a seat. Best to arrive at the train station early and be prepared to catch a later train. The scenery is very nice.

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england
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We boarded this train in Ville France about 1 hours drive from Perpignan. We have read a lot about people's difficulties with online booking and timetables, however we had no problem boarding the 09.45 train and got a seat in the open air carriage with no problem. We understand the later train was much more full. Do note the later... More

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