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Le Train Jaune

| Between the stations of Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains and Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
+33 4 68 96 63 33
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Time travel to the Cerdagne

110 years ago the yellow train was one of the first electric railways in the world. The current... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
thewhytehouse1
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County Dublin, Ireland
Daytrip in france

Nice historical train trip in France. Train goes slow but views are worth of travel. Bridges... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jnir
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Espoo
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“mont louis” (49 reviews)
“return trip” (19 reviews)
“open carriage” (24 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Between the stations of Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains and Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
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+33 4 68 96 63 33
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"rolling stock"
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"great trip"
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"on line"
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"worth a trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice historical train trip in France. Train goes slow but views are worth of travel. Bridges, villages tunnels and countryside.

Thank jnir
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had many problems trying to book tickets in advance we think because of sncf strikes .We arrived early at the first station and from then onwards all fine.It's a long journey 3 hours 15 mind each way if you choose to do the whole...More

1  Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This train wasn't wonderful as some reviewers seem to think. The best bit is boarding at Villefranche which was a delightful little place if you are going on the train spend more time here. The train is no different to any local hopper train we...More

1  Thank 718SH
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We had an amazing ride in an open wagon from Villefranche to Fort Romeu. The line goes through several tunnels, and also crosses some fantastic viaducts including one of the few railway suspension bridges in the world. In addition, the line reaches the highest adhesion-worked...More

2  Thank mjc404
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

After all the rail strikes in France and poor reputation of the service, we had no problems buying a ticket for the afternoon trip from Villefranche to Font Romeu. No open carriage on this trip, typical as we arrived in winter wear as snow still...More

2  Thank LesAnglais19
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Enjoyable & spectacular had to change trip (refer above.) Disater. Lost my Brinno time lapse camera on train. We wanted to travel through to Vic (Spain) for a few days with change of trains at Latour De Carol. Very difficult with Track work so we...More

Thank Terry L
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Starting at Villefranche took the train used open carriage to Font Romeu through spectacular gorges, through tunnels and over old and new bridges to highest railway station in France before returning to Villefranche via coach. One of the great railway journeys with views of mountains...More

1  Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

As an enthusiast of railways I reserved my ticket online and travelled from the UK to ride on the line. Double checked the website the previous day. Turned up at station this morning to find train replaced by bus. What a disappointment!

4  Thank Network45
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

This is a a trip for fun, wonderful views and spotting wildlife! We travelled using public transport from Barcelona to Andorra, on to l'Hospitalet-pres-Andorre and by train to Latour de Carol to pick up the little yellow train. Getting out of Andorra was hard but...More

1  Thank MatureBackpacker
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theresa794
21 April 2018|
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Response from PolliSykes |
You can buy tickets at Villefranche de Conflent station, as well as Font Romeu, some stations are tiny with no ticket office
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