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Train de la Balagne

Entre Calvi and Ile Rousse, Ile Rousse, Corsica, France
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Great views - going back in time

The train from Calvi to L'ile Rousse is quite dated but that does add to the nostalgia, lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim M
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Leyburn, United Kingdom
Great day trip to Ile Rousse

We were staying in Calvi and took the train to Ile Rousse, a popular thing to do. The trains are... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
lewisreviews
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London, United Kingdom
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Entre Calvi and Ile Rousse, Ile Rousse, Corsica, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train from Calvi to L'ile Rousse is quite dated but that does add to the nostalgia, lovely views along the coast and plenty to do in both Calvi & L'ile Rousse. L'ile Rousse is a lovely town with a busy market, plenty of good...More

1  Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We were staying in Calvi and took the train to Ile Rousse, a popular thing to do. The trains are infrequent and get busy quickly, but well worth doing. Ile Rousse itself is a nice town with a nice beach and the train has some...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Train de la Balagne (Calvi to ile Rousse) leaves from the little train station near the tourist Office. Ticket pp is 6 euros. Can be purchased at the station or on the train. There are quite a few services during the day leaving on the...More

2  Thank M3767RYannie
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It gets you across the coast but get a seat early as it gets absolutely rammed with people and it's stuffy and bumpy.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

‪A quirky way to spend time on an old fashioned railway line.‬ ‪It is best to travel off season when the train is not too crowded.‬ ‪However, the views are fun as the train rambles along the coast from Ile Rousse to Calvi.‬

2  Thank ADHADH
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a return journey from Ponte Leccio to Ajaccio. Lot’s of people at PL waiting and it got even more when the the train from Calvi arrived. People had to stand up 2h 40m. Advice is to enter a station before PL. Ponte Novu is...More

3  Thank Centh L
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Rode from Bastia and Ajaccio. Loved the scenic route - coast, inland mountains, etc. — very cool. The train itself is quite charming.

1  Thank Aanchal K
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Old trains, cramped space, many people have to stand all 45 minutes with no aircon and loaded with beach bags....Rent a car!

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This journey of about 45 minutes each way at 12 Euro return is well worth the effort to enjoy the views of the coast and also the expansive vista of the mountains inland. Ill Rousse offers plenty of shops and restaurants with a large central...More

2  Thank Kirkstead
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

The train leaves several times daily from Bastia and travels the spine of Corsica to Ajaccio. The train cars are modern, but the narrow gauge track is old and the ride a bit bumpy. It is also long: 3 1/2 hours, but well worth the...More

3  Thank kelly053
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Hazel A
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Response from M3767RYannie | Reviewed this property |
The Train (Tramway) de la Balagne goes between Calvi and Ile Rousse and stops at all the little beaches and communities along the way. There are also trains on the Grandes Lignes which connect Calvi and Ile Rousse with other... More
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