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Le Petit Train Jaune

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Address: Quartier de la gare, 66500 Perpignan, France
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Lovely scenic journey

I found many of the previous reviews of this train ride very helpful. As we were a bit uncertain how busy it would be we decided to go early. The first train from Villefranche... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Norwich, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I found many of the previous reviews of this train ride very helpful. As we were a bit uncertain how busy it would be we decided to go early. The first train from Villefranche leaves at 8.55am. We arrived at 8am bought our tickets which were approximately euro 65 for 2 adults and 2 children return to Mont Louis. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

a little expensive for what it is but is enjoyable. Good views all the way, nothing to do at the top but and would advise going on the outside not inside carriages as better views and less crowded.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We'd been told about this a couple of years ago but couldn't fit it into our tour last year - but we made amends this year! We decided to book in advance so had our SNCF tickets already and we'd therefore taken a chance on the weather. We opted to go from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via only as that, we were... More 

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Perpignan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My earlier review of "excellent" still stands. There are however some practicalities in relation to getting your tickets - there are NO automatic ticket dispensers at Villefranche, so, to avoid the long summertime queues, book your tickets on-line at the SNCF website and collect them at any station before you go to Villefranche !!! We'd have missed the train otherwise.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Really enjoyable journey. We managed to get seats in the open carriage which was great for photos and a very different experience. The children who were on board absolutely loved it. Get hold of a timetable and plan your return carefully as the timings may not work perfectly. We caught the earliest train (around 9am) which was well worth it... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went on the little yellow train from Villefranche to Mount Louis which took 90minutes. It is advisable to arrive early for the train so that an outdoor carriage seat is available. We took the 8 50am train which was great as we obtained a great outdoor seat. A very nice Fren h gentleman we met in the queue advised... More 

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Braintree, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We used the tarin to go into town from our campsite one evening. A retrun fare for an adult is 4 Euros and for a child 10 or under it is 3 Euros. It was a novelty and you get to see bits of town you may not normally see, our 2 daughters (10 and 11) loved it. When went... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

On a wednesday morning we went to the 'yellow train'. We were there quite early, but unfortunately the last train from that morning had just left. But we had heard a lot from this famous attraction, so a few hours waiting, wouldn't hold us back. We bought 5 tickets, the total costs: €105,- That's not cheap at all, so our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went on the little yellow train with our train mad children. The carriages offer some protection against the direct sunlight but are very warm. The scenery is stunning as you wind up into the foothills of the Pyrenees. The seats are not the plushest but you spend more time looking out of the window than worrying about a numb... More 

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Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took a return trip Villefranche - Mont Louis with or two kids, 7 and 9 years old, and we sat in the open cabin. Be sure to bring enough water on a hot day. The trip was great, the views and the dark tunnels were really appreciated. We really enjoyed the ride and had a great afternoon!

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