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Chemin de Fer Touristique du Haut-Quercy - Train a vapeur de Martel
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Martel
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We visited Martel and rode on the Truffadou railway in April 2013 as part of a Treyn holiday. Whilst the trip was quite delightful the train was very crowded and the commentary was extremely loud.

Thank kingfisherpm
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was an experience. We travelled along the line and stopped halfway so that photos could be taken. The view is spectacular, you are halfway up the 260ft cliffs. Hubby was totally enthralled, especially going through the tunnels with the smoke billowing around the open carriages. The railway is run by enthusiasts and what an excellent job they do. There is a station where you get on the train with a small shop, toilets and a cafe. Would recommend this trip to anybody who loves old trains. Try and get a seat at the front by the engine as we did for the full effect.

4  Thank seasideEssex
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Dont worry about the carriages not being pulled by a steam engine if you go on a day they are only running diesel.It is cheaper on the diesel and it is the views that you go for.
The train clings to the side of the rock faces and goes through tunnels and goes over viaducts etc,When the train emerges from the tunnels and you see the view it is spectacular and one of the best views I have seen from a train.

3  Thank carshalton
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is a delightful journey on a steam train through the hillsides of the region. It is a quaint experience from a bygone age and gives good views of local countryside. There is a stop half way for refreshments but don't wear "your favourite top" because clothes can get burnt specs from ash in the steam from the train.

2  Thank Mark P
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Open coaches and fantastic views along the way, and complete with tunnels, so don't expect to come away not smelling of smoke! Some amusing banter from the train conductor (I assume that's what you'd call him) as well. If you're hungry though, get food before you go, as the café sandwiches leave something to be desired. But a great day out.

1  Thank catface41
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