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Train du Pays Cathare et du Fenouillet

26 boulevard de l Agly, 66220 Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, France
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Spectacular enthusiasts railway Rivsaltes to Axa

Two hours ten minutes through vineyards and French towns in two separate trains changing at St... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Graham W
,
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
REALLY REALLY good

Most "tourist" train journeys just run their route and thats it..........but "Le Train Rouge" offer... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
An_Old_Burian
,
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“commentary” (11 reviews)
“axat” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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26 boulevard de l Agly, 66220 Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, France

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Reviewed 4 October 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

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Reviewed 17 May 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
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Reviewed 1 October 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

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Reviewed 13 September 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
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Reviewed 9 September 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

2  Thank davidretired
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Reviewed 6 September 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 21 August 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

Thank Hugo M
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Reviewed 16 August 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

1  Thank KathrynC87
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Rivesaltes, where the journey commences, is close to Perpignan, but check on transport times as I had to wait at Riversaltes for one hour before the "Picasso" railmotor arrived. The journey is 10:00 to 17:30 hrs. There is a 2 1/2 hrs lunch break at...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Leaving Axat main station and climbing through the hills through tunnels and across gorges to the flatlands beyond, then turning back Terrific views, frequent stops. Two hour return journey more than enough. Valley a little dull. Need some proficiency in French as no English commentary....More

Thank y0ungs4
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KathrynC87
10 August 2016|
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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
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KathrynC87
10 August 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.
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