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Address: La gare, avenue du general de Gaulle, 22500, Paimpol, France
Phone Number: +33 2 96 20 52 06
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A tourist trip

First of all it is essential to rebook. Secondly on the day of our booking the steam train was not running. Thirdly we were squashed together on wooden seats, and unless one has a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2015
dtilbury
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Pontrieux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 to stop the summer steaming program and just run the little bullet-shaped diesel. Now, local... More 

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Bretherton
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36 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 shops.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

First of all it is essential to rebook. Secondly on the day of our booking the steam train was not running. Thirdly we were squashed together on wooden seats, and unless one has a window seat, one can't see much. Fourthly there was a mid way SMTP in the woods where one made one way down or was it up... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

We had a lovely day out on this steam train ride and I would go time and time again. A lovely walk from the station and a horse & carriage ride back.

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Horley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is my second trip on this train, which has been operating with various steam and diesel engines down the years. If you like a touch of nostalgia, vintage carriages, a trundle alongside an estuary between Paimpol and Pontrieux then this trip may be for you. It isn't a cheap trip, but the views are worth it - and a... More 

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bretagne
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

on a recent visit to the pink granite coast we decided to go back in time on the steam train that ran from Paimpol to Pontrieux, a journey of about an hour - the carriages were comfortable & the journey was enhanced by an excellent and informative commentary in english & french by the train's hôtesse - there was a... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Excellent. Really enjoyed, although weather was a bit of a let down. Horse and cart takes you from the station into the town of Pontrieux, and had a good lunch in Pontrieux.

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Bretherton
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Reviewed this trip last year when a diesel was pulling the carriages. This year to steam train is back. At the halfway halt the engine driver will let the fit people clamber into the cab for photos. Took my own advice and bought items for a pique nique in the park that runs along side the river. Take the horse... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had already done the conventional train ride from Pontrieux to Paimpol which took about 20 minutes but decided to do it again in a slower and more interesting fashion on the old steam train. It gives you more time to view the scenery alongside the Trieux estuary and takes you back in time. Our hotel reserved the tickets for... More 

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Mayenne
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

On the day we travelled the coaches were pulled by a locomotive 100 years old, very helpful staff, tickets need to be reserved in advance. On our trip the train had a stop were cider and pancakes were served accompanied by local musical players and information on local history. Once at Pontrieux you had plenty of time for a relaxing... More 

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