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Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillet


Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillet
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“rouge”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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26 boulevard de l Agly, 66220 Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, France
+33 4 68 20 04 00
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I booked tickets online, which was very easy to do. The staff were excellent and although the commentary on our train was in French it was spoken very clearly, there are in the height of the season both French and English Commentary. The weather was...More

3  Thank gokats30
Reviewed June 8, 2018

This train journey is long with a very vocal guide. The lady due to her hard work managed to get this 'line' re-opened and it is now a successful tourist trip. Her commentary starts as you board and does not stop until you alight. Two...More

1  Thank 718SH
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Two hours ten minutes through vineyards and French towns in two separate trains changing at St. Paul going deeper into the Pyrenees with second part in open seat trucks (if you are inclined). Includes commentary in French and English (if you request. Possible to do...More

2  Thank Graham W
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Most "tourist" train journeys just run their route and thats it..........but "Le Train Rouge" offer a comprehensive commentary throughout the 2 hour 40 minute trip - and the guide "multi-tasks" by making drinks whilst she is talking. Not only that but you can go and...More

2  Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed October 1, 2016

We tried the Train Rouge this week for the first time and enjoyed it enormously. Starting at Rivesaltes at 10.00 we went all the way to Axat, changing into open carriages half way up. It was a most enjoyable trip through lovely country with a...More

1  Thank martin107
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Coach tour organised trip, great day, joined at Rivesaltes, reserved seats. Changed trains to open carriages half way through, ideal to view the great scenery. Guides gave constant commentary in both French & English which greatly added to the interest. Well worth it. Leaflet detailed...More

1  Thank johnexthorn
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Caught the Red Train for a return trip from Axat to Rivesaltes near Perpignan. The first section is in open trucks with solid (rather hard) wooden bench seats but the scenery is fantastic. Passing through tunnels and over viaducts (stopping on some to admire the...More

3  Thank davidretired
Reviewed September 6, 2016

I joined the train at Rivesaltes as part of an included Shearings excursion. This was a two carriage DMU, we went through vineyards and interesting scenery up to Lapradelle, where we changed onto a loco hauled train. This was formed of two open carriages, this...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Unless you can't stand heights, this is a trip not to miss. We joined at Axat and on Sunday the train goes to St Paul not all the way to Rivesaltes. The train conductor assessed the passengers as we boarded and concluded that commentary in...More

1  Thank Hugo M
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We caught the train from Axat at 9.50, following the blue path (Axat to St. Paul and back, about 2.5 hours). The train is open top (there is a covered section), which was brilliant because we felt like we didn't miss a thing and could...More

2  Thank KathrynC87
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August 10, 2016|
Response from Angelina H |
really want to do l red train from rivesaltes with my ageing parents, want an afternoon ride taking in cathar castles etc not stopping off just on train with picnic, anyone can tell me which is best in September...thanks... More
August 10, 2016|
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Response from platypus150 | Reviewed this property |
I just turned up on the day and bought my ticket on the train, the same as everyone else. There were food and drinks plus souvenirs available. Even bigger variety at Axat station.