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La Vapeur du Trieux

La gare, avenue du general de Gaulle, 22500, Paimpol, France
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Everything but the train!

I've been trying to visit La Vapeur du Trieux for years, but something has always got in the way... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephen T
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Looe, United Kingdom
Now open again, better than before.

The line has been beautifully renewed at 26M€. The rails, the roadstone, permanent way.. the... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
SeptimusFry
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Cotes-d'Armor, France
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  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
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“wooden seats” (3 reviews)
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La gare, avenue du general de Gaulle, 22500, Paimpol, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been trying to visit La Vapeur du Trieux for years, but something has always got in the way. It's a tricky journey from Cornwall - ferry from Plymouth to Roscoff, then either a couple of hours' drive or a three-train session on the SCNF;...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

The line has been beautifully renewed at 26M€. The rails, the roadstone, permanent way.. the lot. Now this delightful experience is available again. The timetable (late April to mid-Sept for vapeur) is online found with an easy search. The colour codes in the TT reflect...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Traditional train journey pleasant scenery with limited commentary Dog friendly Stops on way out at a little museum and chance to look at engine . Lovely walk along riverside to town 10 -15 mins A couple of bars /restaurants on route. Not a great deal...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

We have been recommended the train trip to Pontrieux for the landscapes and the originality to travel with a steam train. The truth is that the landscapes are limited to the forest. On the way to Pontrieux the train stops in La Maison du Littoral...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

After browsing some of my railway books for the Brittany area I discovered Le Vapeur du Trieux would be running May to September. I was able to book for my chosen day on line by computer and to easily work out where to go in...More

3  Thank Mikejy
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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Whilst travelling on a steam train can be fun, for 46 euros return for two, this was not money well spent. The whole train is in a filthy state. So much so that you cannot see out of the windows. This trip was so bad...More

1  Thank onlyme2017
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La Vapeur du Tr... P, hôtesse d'accueil at La Vapeur du Trieux, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017
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Cher client, Merci d'avoir partagé votre opinion sur votre voyage dans notre train à vapeur historique, nous sommes vraiment désolés...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Biggest waste of money ever - 50 euros for 4 adults. Track stupidly squeaky the whole journey so much so you wanted to close the door. My 3 year old son who loves trains hated it as it was so noisy. Absolutely would not recommend

1  Thank Hayley C
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Been meaning to experience this steam railway trip for some time. The journey takes about 40 minutes and costs 15 euros for a single journey and 3.5 euros back on modern train. The route is very picturesque. The steam train runs during the tourist season,...More

2  Thank Tom A
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Reviewed October 1, 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

4  Thank SeptimusFry
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La Vapeur du Tr... P, Responsable relations clients at La Vapeur du Trieux, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2017

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

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Reviewed August 28, 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

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Sheena H
January 30, 2018|
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Response from La Vapeur du Tr... P | Property representative |
We will be open in June 2018 (from the 2nd to the 30th) and you'll have to book your trip at least one week before you come. You can find all our schedules and prices in english on our website and we would be very pleased... More
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AliKat099
October 13, 2017|
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Response from La Vapeur du Tr... P | Property representative |
Hello ! We are sorry for the delay in replying to your question, for there has been a few changes amongst our staff lately. The season finished mid-september 2017 and will start again as off May 2018. Unfortunately, our... More
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