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Le Train Jaune

| Entre les gares de Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains et Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
04-68-96-63-63
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Great way to see the Pyrenees

This is a a trip for fun, wonderful views and spotting wildlife! We travelled using public... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MatureBackpacker
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West Yorkshire
Round trip from Barcelona

Note we used 2 days of our Eurail pass for this. Started with TGV from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DavidandPaula
,
Melbourne
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| Entre les gares de Villefranche-Vernet-les-bains et Latour-de-Carol, 66500 Villefranche-de-Conflent, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MatureBackpacker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Note we used 2 days of our Eurail pass for this. Started with TGV from Barcelona Sants to Perpignan France. Had a 2 hour wander and snack before catching regular train to Ille Sur Tet where we stayed overnight. Les Buis B&B and a very...More

Thank DavidandPaula
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a wonderful way to see the Pyrenees, BUT BE WARNED YOUR TICKET IS FOR THE 'DAY' NOT A PARTICULAR TRAIN! I put this warning up front because it was obvious we were not the first people to make this error and the staff at...More

1  Thank Andy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this two years ago and the extra two people in our party this year wanted to do it, so we went again. We went up to Font-Romeu for the solar furnace but noticed that the vast majority of people were getting off at...More

1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We had read about this attraction and weren't disappointed. To say it's quirky is a little understated; it winds it's way slowly uphill from Villefranche passing all the villages in the valley with stunning views and across bridges and viaducts up to Mont Louis and...More

Thank Tim_n_Soph
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We went by a return trip to Mont Louis. The trip in the open wagon was really nice as you have any freedom to look around and enjoy nature. Once arrived, we discovered that the train back was after 4 and half hours, which is...More

Thank Traveller_Tomasco
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We travelled to Mont Louis and the views were Amazing! We had children ranging from 5-15 and all loved it. Well worth a day.

Thank KShawyer
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Yes it's an adventure to get to Villefranche de Conflent but it is a lovelely walled town to start the rail journey of a lifetime. Rising from 607 metres to over 1500 metres in the beautiful french Pyrenees carried the added bonus of seeing some...More

Thank stevethomas33
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

You can only buy tickets in advance for the train on-line, which I did, but then, managed to leave them at home. Curiously, they are unable to reissue tickets, but they did refund me. I was advised to turn up at the station an hour...More

Thank singleparentfamily
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Booked from uk and travelled from Perpignan to catch it. Oh, train stopped halfway and transferred to bus as staff on strike! No mention at Perpignan. Got to Villefranche and no taxis so bus to hotel Next day off on yellow train, well, again stopped...More

Thank GentlemanTraveller
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Deepali R
4 April 2017|
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Response from Paul A | Reviewed this property |
The train has vestibules at the end of each carriage. You can store luggage, bicycles, etc. there. I suggest that you contact SNCF online to get the full story re booking.
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Andre_Fournier
21 March 2017|
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Response from Mirdza | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour, Montpellier est en fait une des mes villes préférées en France. La gare n'est pas situé loin de centre ville. Environ 10 minutes à pied. J'ai toujours réservé un apartment sur Airbnb pour mes séjours à Montpellier... More
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jandickson01
27 February 2017|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Yes but limited. If you are traveling light, then you should be good. Lots of luggage, probably not a good idea
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