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La Vapeur du Trieux

La gare, avenue du general de Gaulle, 22500, Paimpol, France
+33 2 96 20 52 06
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Millions of Euros being spent to keep this superb attraction

I am a local resident, so am totally biassed in the matter, but I assure you I always give an... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Pontrieux, France
le vapour est mort

do not come especially for the vapour. as it is not running due to problems with the track. It will... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2015
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1 Oct 2016
“Millions of Euros being spent to keep this superb attraction”
28 Aug 2015
“le vapour est mort”
La gare, avenue du general de Gaulle, 22500, Paimpol, France
+33 2 96 20 52 06
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I am a local resident, so am totally biassed in the matter, but I assure you I always give an honest opinion. This time, I am really only giving update information. The roadway under the rails had deteriorated to such an extent that they had...More

2  Thank SeptimusFry
La Vapeur du Tr... P, Responsable relations clients at La Vapeur du Trieux, responded to this review

Thank you for the interest you have shown for our steam Train. The line Paimpol - Pontrieux for La Vapeur du Trieux is indeed being restored and we should be able to start the season for the last week end of May. We hope to...More

Reviewed 28 August 2015

do not come especially for the vapour. as it is not running due to problems with the track. It will probably be out of action in 2016 so check with the web before you come. Paimpol is a great town with many restaurants and arty...More

Thank Davidh36
Reviewed 10 July 2015

First of all it is essential to rebook. Secondly on the day of our booking the steam train was not running. Thirdly we were squashed together on wooden seats, and unless one has a window seat, one can't see much. Fourthly there was a mid...More

Thank dtilbury
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We had a lovely day out on this steam train ride and I would go time and time again. A lovely walk from the station and a horse & carriage ride back.

Thank frenchleave2011
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is my second trip on this train, which has been operating with various steam and diesel engines down the years. If you like a touch of nostalgia, vintage carriages, a trundle alongside an estuary between Paimpol and Pontrieux then this trip may be for...More

2  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 28 June 2014

on a recent visit to the pink granite coast we decided to go back in time on the steam train that ran from Paimpol to Pontrieux, a journey of about an hour - the carriages were comfortable & the journey was enhanced by an excellent...More

1  Thank lebret
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Excellent. Really enjoyed, although weather was a bit of a let down. Horse and cart takes you from the station into the town of Pontrieux, and had a good lunch in Pontrieux.

Thank anni d
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Reviewed this trip last year when a diesel was pulling the carriages. This year to steam train is back. At the halfway halt the engine driver will let the fit people clamber into the cab for photos. Took my own advice and bought items for...More

2  Thank Davidh36
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had already done the conventional train ride from Pontrieux to Paimpol which took about 20 minutes but decided to do it again in a slower and more interesting fashion on the old steam train. It gives you more time to view the scenery alongside...More

4  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 10 July 2013

On the day we travelled the coaches were pulled by a locomotive 100 years old, very helpful staff, tickets need to be reserved in advance. On our trip the train had a stop were cider and pancakes were served accompanied by local musical players and...More

Thank Francoman
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Sharon F
Will the steam train be running in July ? How long do you get in the town and are dogs allowed on the train please?
26 May 2017|
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Is this trip still available? If so when does it start up again? May what?
1 May 2015|
Response from Robert K |
At this moment, the trip is no longer available - the rails are faulty.
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