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Chemin de Fer Touristique du Haut-Quercy - Train a vapeur de Martel

rue des Pres | Près la Gare, 46600 Martel, France
+33 5 65 37 35 81
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Cliff hanger!!

Stunning views along the line, but I might have stayed in the station, if I had realised how close... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
janaffieux
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Treignac, France
Better than expected; open carriages. Make sure you are on correct side of train !

Went on a rainy day on holiday. Steam train with multiple carriages takes you from Martel to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ian J
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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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rue des Pres | Près la Gare, 46600 Martel, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning views along the line, but I might have stayed in the station, if I had realised how close to the edge the track was in places. However, it has been safely operating for 130 years, so you won't be at risk. If you're not...More

Thank janaffieux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a rainy day on holiday. Steam train with multiple carriages takes you from Martel to St.Denise de Martel, and then back the same way. Try to sit on the side of carriage away from the station building as that is 'view-side'. Goods views...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Great historic town in France. Tour the back streets for lovely restaurants. Nice market during the week. Ideal for walkers or car people. Lots of things to see and do.

Thank minto41
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Excellent trip with scenic views and smokey tunnels. Great for kids. Some things to consider: - its a long trip, more than an hour. - uncomfortable, wooden seats - on the way down, the train is constantly breaking, so the air is filled with high-pitched...More

Thank Squidsoup
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

This was fab. Great views over the bridges you cross. Really enjoyed this ride. Would recommend this to anyone who enjoys nice views and train rides on a steam train.

Thank thelocalbigdog
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We've done a few steam train rides organised by volunteers in the UK but this one was really good . 5 tunnels and a long descent along the limestone cliffs above the Dordogne. Two stops for photos and there was a bit of English translation...More

Thank mppherts
Reviewed July 20, 2017

As a confirmed Railway Anorak, I was delighted to visit and ride on this preserved railway. True, the passenger accommodation is not luxurious, and the journey was slow, but it was great fun and gave a real flavour of French rail travel in the days...More

Thank John B
Reviewed July 6, 2017

A visit in late June. About an hour. It was fun from start to finish....fantastic views across the valley and the fun of chugging along the mountainside in the jerky way we oldsters have always loved. A couple of stops to enable fotos or a...More

Thank Fergie123_13
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Whilst staying in the Dordogne decided to visit the railway on a very hot Sunday as found out that the steam train was running and thought it would be something different to do on my husband's birthday. There is plenty of car parking both outside...More

1  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed April 28, 2017

I have friends who live for most summers in Martel and my interest in the railway stretches back to a time when the project was just getting underway.There have been many developments including a cafe and a very interesting collection of railway artefacts on the...More

1  Thank artman71
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