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Le Train Jaune
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“return trip”(19 reviews)
“mont louis”(52 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Between the stations of Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains and Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the station after an hour and a half's drive to discover there had been a landslide and no trains were running. Landslides happen, this railway runs through the mountains and sometimes things can't be avoided. Why though does this railway not have...More

1  Thank steamtrainian
Reviewed October 9, 2018

With the train from Perpignan suspended (it has been for nearly a year at the time of writing and no prospect of it reopening) we had to get a bus up to Villefranche to catch the Le Train Jaune. We used the Train to get...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed September 15, 2018

As part of our Newmarket holiday we went on this train. We had a carriage reserved for us so no overcrowding. The views were spectacular as we climbed to the (almost) highest station in France. The coach couldn't get to the highest station. The citadel...More

Thank M A P
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic scenic trip with at nice little train that runs through the Pyrenees. Consider though, that they put In as many people as possible and a little more. Seems like the SNCF is not aware of Big parties simly clocking the train. What could have...More

Thank kurtlundsfryd25
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We were able to secure tickets online. There were people arriving at the station and buying their tickets. I am not so sure I would take the chance as we have missed out by not booking certain activities. Best to get there early and line...More

Thank 1954Elizabeth
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Worth getting there early to secure tickets and also get in the queue for the train. We caught the first train up to Mont Louis which was probably long enough - other reviewers state about being in the open top carriage being the best for...More

Thank Rhodesey123
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Lovely way to travel, over many viaducts. Travelled in a cattle car, no roof. Actually travelling through the scenery, gradually climbing higher, not just looking at it! Unable to get tickets online so arrived at the ticket office early. If travelling with other people, my...More

1  Thank leicestershireduo
Reviewed August 1, 2018

If you can,go for the open carriage. Views are spectacular in places. Whole route takes some 3and a half hours each way so a worthwhile full day out. Refreshments available at the end of the line, Latour Enjoyable experience.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed July 27, 2018

It's very busy in the summer so advise you to be there at least an hour before departure to guarantee a seat. We got the 9.58 train. The journey to Mont-Louis was fantastic as we were in one of the open carriages. The scenery is...More

Thank dorothymcgowan45
Reviewed July 9, 2018

110 years ago the yellow train was one of the first electric railways in the world. The current modern rolling stock has a delicious retro feel- particularly the open car- and the journey (in our case to the border fortress of Mont Louis) climbs nearly...More

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October 1, 2018|
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Response from thewhytehouse1 | Reviewed this property |
The red train goes from Perpignan to Quillan mostly in the valley of the Agly. Maury is about halfway and is close to Peyrepertuse- one of the worlds unmissable sites. If you take the €1 bus south and are into walking, get... More
September 4, 2018|
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Response from dorothymcgowan45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can get off the train on the way but there is nothing much to see. I would suggest that you get off at Mont Loius. I would check the website for the return train times as they are infrequent in the afternoon.
Gillian V
July 29, 2018|
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Response from jnir | Reviewed this property |
I bought my tickets directly from station and stayed over night at Villefrance de Conflent