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Le Train Jaune

| Entre les gares de Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains et Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
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A good day out

Having done a lot of research decided to take this train & only go half way to one of the highest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Limerick, Ireland
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Day out

Best to do only first half as the town at the other end is lifeless and the last bit of the trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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| Entre les gares de Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains et Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having done a lot of research decided to take this train & only go half way to one of the highest points Font-Romeu. As I have been told there is very little after that & nothing to do at final stop. But the walk to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best to do only first half as the town at the other end is lifeless and the last bit of the trip boring. Save the money and do the first half only.

Thank Simonfrench137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a relaxed trip on the yellow train. It was suggested that we book tickets as it can get booked up. The journey was fun and there were plenty of beautiful views. We took our own snack and drinks. We didn't go to the...More

1  Thank Victoria W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner loved it. We got the train as a return to mont - Louis (it flattens out after that I believe). Was a lovely journey. We went to the end of the carriage outside to get a better view, and it was...More

1  Thank Matthew T
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Supposedly one of the 'Great train journeys of the world' but most of the views were obscured by trees and vegetation. The Train Rouge at Rivesaltes is a far better trip with better views and rolling stock and a running commentary. If you only have...More

Thank NN-PB
Reviewed May 17, 2017

the views make this trip worthwhile - but the "carriages" are reminiscent of the "workers" transport you might find taking them along a mine tunnel to the workface. nevertheless we would rate this as a trip well worthwhile taking

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

The train is very slow and relaxing, meandering through the countryside and over impressive viaducts. The end to end journey is quite long, circa 3 hours. We took the the train the whole length from Latour de Carol to Villefranche de Conflent and returned the...More

1  Thank ElzaMcM
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This is an overpriced tourist rip-off. The train kept stopping due to a poor power supply and eventually limped into a station where there was a dual piece of track. It then stopped. It had taken ages to reach stop number three. The replacement train...More

1  Thank HappyTraveller186342
Reviewed May 7, 2017

An unusual experience and enjoyable train trip with lots of splendid scenery of valleys , bridges, and mountains. We went as far as Mont Louis and then travelled back by our organised coach.

Thank kathleenharrisson
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

If you are in the region now and contemplating this trip reconsider. We set out and the train struggled along, the smell of an overheating engine was soon apparent. After a rather scary moment on a suspension bridge we ground to a halt.we then waited...More

1  Thank Dorothy s
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Deepali R
Hi, My husband and I plan to take 'The Little Yellow Train' in the first week of June this year, preferably on a weekday. We plan to travel to Barcelona via this just to experience the beautiful journey. We plan to spend about a week in Barcelona. I have some questions: I read that there not much space on the train for luggage. Is there any place to store 1 mid size and 1 large suitcase What is the best way to book tickets. I have read on some reviews to book in advance and some which state, no point or use in advance booking as one has to reach the station well in advance to confirm tickets even if booked prior. Regards, Deepali
April 4, 2017|
Response from Paul A | Reviewed this property |
The train has vestibules at the end of each carriage. You can store luggage, bicycles, etc. there. I suggest that you contact SNCF online to get the full story re booking.
Bonjour, nous souhaitons expérimenter le train, car nous sommes très peu familier avec ce transport au Canada. Je souhaite faire le trajet aller-retour (en août 2017) de Villefranche à Font-Romeu par le train jaune. Nous partirons en train de Montpellier pour nous rendre jusqu'à Villefranche-du-Conflent et acheter nos billets pour le train jaune sur place. Donc pas d'automobile. Où nous recommandez-vous de dormir, histoire de visiter un peu avant de retourner? Qu'est-ce qui est accessible à visiter à pieds en sortant des gares? Entre ces 2 villes, y a-t-l d'autres arrêts intéressants et est-ce possible de débarquer? Merci!
March 20, 2017|
Response from Mirdza | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour, Montpellier est en fait une des mes villes préférées en France. La gare n'est pas situé loin de centre ville. Environ 10 minutes à pied. J'ai toujours réservé un apartment sur Airbnb pour mes séjours à Montpellier... More
Is there room for luggage? We are considering a one way ticket and then train on to Toulouse for flight back to US
February 26, 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but limited. If you are traveling light, then you should be good. Lots of luggage, probably not a good idea