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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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Alton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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Sheffield
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Reigate, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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