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A plesant afternoon out in the countryside

My only slight disappointment was that the steam locomotive was swapped for a diesel half way but... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Albufeira, Portugal
wheelchair accessible

Had a round trip on train through some lovely countryside with commentry which is in French but... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2016
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
3 Chemin Vert | Gare du Train des Mouettes, 17600 Saujon, France
+33 5 46 05 37 64
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

If you love steam trains you will enjoy this. If you are looking for a trip through beautiful countryside, this is not for you. Uncomfortable seats and rather boring, flat countryside. And La Tremblade is dull.

Thank ianmaggs
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My only slight disappointment was that the steam locomotive was swapped for a diesel half way but still a good trip at reasonable price. The train was announced as a TGV . Train de Grande Vibration! It certainly was a rough ride in places. Their...More

Thank cubsur
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a pleasant little railway and the staff are really friendly but I don't think that it's a patch on the UK's preserved railways. It has a very flat landscape along its route and there were three stations that the train stopped at but...More

Thank Batcave17
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Great value. Relaxing, interesting, informative. Great scenery. Good value. English guide. Friendly. A great time. Well worth a visit / trip.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed July 17, 2017

Fun little vapor train-one of the last ones still in service. Takes you from Saujon to La tremblade and back. But check the times carefully as they are not very practical.

Thank Pascal S
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Had a round trip on train through some lovely countryside with commentry which is in French but there are some English speaking people. Staff very friendly and helpful with good sense of humour. There is a lift to access train if you are in a...More

Thank margaretb936
Reviewed January 24, 2016

Really enjoyed the clatter of the old train going along and the stunning views of the region. I would definitely do this again when I am back in the area

Thank joseph m
Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband is a "Steam Fanatic" and loves all trains big or small so we have visited this railway on more than one occasion. Usually just following the trains and taking photographs. The carriages always seem full of happy people and children love to ride...More

Thank gallopinggoose
Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the steam train to Saujon as our youngest had never been on a steam train before and also granddad is a bit of a steam train buff. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip down to Saujon but once there was a little disappointed that there...More

1  Thank ollibols
Reviewed June 15, 2015

A great trip, staff very friendly, some speak English. Home to the oldest operating steam locomotive in France and classed as an historic monument as well. Excellent value at 10€ for the adult return trip fare. Commentary is in French but they hope to have...More

1  Thank Peter D
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June 13, 2018|
Response from Gautier C |
Hi, the tickets are available for all the day, you can take all the trains you want on the same day. So of course you make the back Travel also with the same ticket. Moreover, you can make a stop at Mornac to visit it (one... More
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June 13, 2018|
Response from cubsur |
The ticket is valid all day for as many journeys as you like. However in practical terms that only works on certain days when there are more then two journeys each way. Check the timetable very carefully. I visited today, 31... More
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January 29, 2015|
Response from Yves D |
Hello, the train runs on Week ends only before summer season. Please consult our Website for complete information Train des Mouettes
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