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Yellow Train - Le Train Jaune - French Pyrenees

October 12, 2011

yellow train in the French Pyrenees

What is the highest train ride in France? The charming Yellow Train in the French Pyrenees or "Le Train Jaune" as they say in French. The Yellow Train is  not just a tourist train, but a regular train that has been running for over 100 years.

The Yellow Train is perfect for family travel to explore the Pyrenees. We loved the colorful conductor and these ladies dressed as they would be if they took the train when it began.

When we stayed in beautiful Colliore we did this as a day trip via train and  took this unique Yellow train  from Villefranche de Conflent to the Unesco World Heritage Site, Mont-Louis which was built by the famous French architect, Vauban.

Unesco World Heritage Site Villefranche de Conflent is a gorgeous medieval village with charming stone houses and the views are are quite spectacular during the ride in this train with it's bright Catalan colors with some open topped cars. A perfect day trip to escape the heat and enjoy nature, small villages and the charms of yesteryear.

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jodie towne-flatt

Hi, have been following you with interest for ages!!!! Have just put our home up for sale to fund OS adventure. Hope it is half as much fun as your family times!!! Jo (Australia)

jodie towne-flatt

Hi, have been following you with interest for ages!!!! Have just put our home up for sale to fund OS adventure. Hope it is half as much fun as your family times!!! Jo (Australia)

Jeanne soultravelers3

Sooo happy to hear that Jo! Good luck with your adventure and I know you will have an amazing time.

Maria Storgaard

Hi Jeanne, I love this photo and this blog. Thank you so much for continually taking the time to post, even though it´s a hassle sometimes:) I am so inspired by yours post, and your real life experiences are making it a bit easier to get my husband onboard:)
I am not a fas reader, so I found this 'text-to-speach' program wich makes it so fun:)

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