The yellow train,
climb aboard and discover Catalonia
Why not take a ride on the yellow train of Cerdagne? Nicknamed the “canary” by the local inhabitants, this is the highest metre gauge railway in Europe! Just out of interest, its original purpose was to connect the upper plateaus of Cerdagne with the rest of Pyrénées-Orientales.
The yellow train of Cerdagne, a symbol of Catalonia
For a whole century, the region’s symbolic yellow train has travelled the heights of Pyrénées-Orientales covering an elevation difference of a thousand metres with every trip.
Over a distance of 63 km between Villefranche-de-Conflent and Latour-de-Carol, in exceptional surroundings, the experience is a concentrated blend of Catalonian charm and postcard landscapes!
So climb aboard for a journey with a difference, listening to the soothing purr of the engine as you admire the backdrop of mountains, valleys and plateaus.
Experience a journey out of time
Travel back in time on the yellow train of Cerdagne. When the sky is clear, make yourself comfortable in the open-air wagon to fully enjoy the panoramic views over the Pyrenean mountains.
Travelling at a speed of 30 km/h, the yellow train is an original way to gently explore Pyrénées-Orientales.
Keep your eyes open and try to spot at every turn a little mountain village, the silhouette of an ancient Norman church, or the mountains of Le Cambre d’Aze or the Carlit!
A journey rich in catalonian heritage
On the way, you’ll travel through Bolquère, the highest train station in France at an elevation of 1,593 metres!
Between sky and forest, the train defies vertical drops and crosses the Têt and Eyne valleys at the foot of the Canigou mountains.
There are unique views to take your breath away, from the Séjourné Viaduct and from the last suspended railway bridge in France, the Gisclard Bridge. Both of these impressive structures are in fact listed historical monuments, so don’t forget your camera!
A journey to enjoy with the family or among friends, to discover all the riches of the Catalonian Pyrenees.
Beware, seats must be reserved, and tickets are available at stations along the route !