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Le Petit Train Jaune

Address: Quartier de la gare, 66500 Perpignan, France
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Ranked #2 of 19 Activities in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Petersfield, UK
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168 reviews 168 reviews
35 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've made the journey from Villefranche to Latour de Carol several times over the years but not often in Winter which, in my view, is the best time to go as the crowds aren't there and the snow capped mountains make for a wonderful journey. We started our journey in Perpignan and took the local SNCF train to Villefranche which... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Late September, a fine but cool, day, a rather antique train, not too many travellers: a perfect recipe for enjoying the scenery of this part of France. Starting from Latour-de-Carol the route meanders across a wide generally unspoilt valley then traverses a narrow spectacular gorge via a series of bridges, tunnels and cuttings to descend to Villefranche-de-Conflent. Routine journey? Far... More 

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Zell am See, Austria
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We just went there - it's closed due to stones on the railway from Sept. until Dec 2014-so they told us. We are sure it's very pretty - just giving only two points so people may see it is closed at the moment. Please note you won't get your money for the parking back.

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Antibes
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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