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Le Petit Train Touristique

Etretat, France
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ChiariMom wrote a review Jul 2019
This this was a terrible train trip with a lot of jerking motion, and the driver slamming on the brakes and other things falling to the floor. I was actually afraid we might be tossed from the train with going down the worst. Don't know but maybe it was the driver's first day and he didn't know how to slow down correctly.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Michele W wrote a review Oct 2018
The main aim of this Petit Train is to get you to the top of the cliff where the monument and chapel overlook the sea. There is also an interesting 'concrete' aeroplane memorial to L'oiseau blanc - a plane which set off to fly from Paris to New York and was last seen neat Etretat and never found. The train is typical road train - but don't get confused about what happens at the top. We did not listen properly when the driver explained in French - and when he told us in Englsh we thought her said that the stop and the top was 4 to 5 minutes. What he acutally said was they drop you off to look at the chapel and memorials and come back for you after 45 minutes. We should have listened mor carefully to the french!!! For us the 6 euro each to get us up the cliff was worthwhile as I struggle a little with mobility. The coffee vans at the top are expensive!
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Date of experience: September 2018
adman020 wrote a review Aug 2018
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, United Kingdom
6 Euro per person to get up to the top of this steep cliff which winds around Etretat is not bad especially with two young kids. Okay the tour is only now spoken in recorded French but at least it's a chilled out trip to the top and then you can visit Les Jardins Etretat and get another train later on.
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Date of experience: August 2018
87wendywoo wrote a review Jun 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
We liked the idea of taking a train ride to the top of the cliffs to see the view and avoid the steep climb. It cost 6€ so seemed reasonable. The first problem was that the headphones with language translation did not work. The driver seemed surprised but having read other reviews it seems to be a regular problem! The trip takes you around the town and then up a steep twisting road. There is a constant explanation but unless you understand French not much help. The smalll amount I did understand suggested it would have been interesting and worth hearing. At the top we were able to get out of the carriage to look at the view,. Unfortunately because we had no translation we were not really clear on how long we had before the train departs. We all heard different times 5 mins, 10 mins and some German colleagues thought it was 15 minutes. Whatever, after taking a couple of photos and returning the train had gone. We presumed we could catch the next train an hour later but didn't really want to wait so we walked down the steps and windy path to the beach. This is ok if you are fairly fit but would not be an option for less able people. It would have been nice to know what the return journey arrangements were at the start.
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Date of experience: May 2017
Etretat c wrote a review Nov 2016
It was a good idea and the driver is very fair. Circulation in Etretat is horrible, then for $10 ticket you can ride in Etretat in Security and park your car in parking (fees applicable). Available in Season only.
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Date of experience: May 2016