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“Great Way To See The Village”

Petit Train de Domme
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Domme
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Guided tour of Domme (Royal Bastide thirteenth century) .Audio guide: EN-FR-NL-DE-IT-ESP. Transition to outdoor parking Domme.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Highly recommended as a good way to see the village as the small train winds it's way throughout the small streets of this beautiful village . Great vantage points near the tourist office to take excellent pictures of the valley below. Excellent local crafts in many of the small shops .

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40olivierp, Gérant at Petit Train de Domme, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thanks to coming in Domme.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We visited the beautiful small town of Domme on a friend's recommendation and found it well worth a visit. We went in late May and were surprised at how quite it was as was the surrounding tourist attractions of the Dordogne.
First bit of advice we were given which was very useful was not to park in the outside of town car parks at the bottom of the hill as it would be a long steep track up particularly with young children. We drove straight to the centre of the town and found plenty of metered car parks and lots of free parking off the main square along the narrow streets. There is also a large free car park next to the town park/playground about 5/10 mins walk from the centre.
There's a very pretty town square where both of the 2 tourist trains depart from every half hour or so. The red and yellow one is run by the tourist office and the ticket (12 euros per adult, 6 for a child) gained you entry into the caves too, or the white train is privately run and costs 12 euros for a family. They both run a similar route, the only difference is the white one goes out of the town down to the car park and back and costs a lot less. We did the white one and it was just enough to see the beautiful backstreets and the wonderful views from the ramparts with English commentary if you wanted it via headphones. We had 2 young children with us so did not wish to visit the caves.
The most spectacular thing about this town is the wonderful views across the dordogne valley from the viewing areas.

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40olivierp, Gérant at Petit Train de Domme, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thanks to enjoy the White Train in Domme .

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Two years ago we went with Le Petit Train for the first time and really enjoyed it. This second time was just as pleasant.
It offers a relaxed way of viewing both Domme and the gorgeous Dordogne Valley. Domme is a friendly village with equally friendly residents and the driver of the train was no exception to this.
Our children really loved the ride. The price is very reasonable. Tickets can be bought at the Office de Tourisme.
The ride can sometimes be a little bumpy (part of the charm).

Thank Mike E
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Perched on a hill high above the Dordogne valley,Domme is without doubt the finest French bastide in Perigorde. Its fortifications include four gates, the finest Porte des Tours,built at the end of 13th century and defended by two enormous semi-circular towers.

Its interesting to note that Domme's exquisite streets cross each other at right angles. the ochre stones of the neighbourhood lends charm to the houses some having vaults and ancient doorways,along with the occasional sculpted Renaissance window.

There is a house,the oldest in Domme which has an inscription that this is where the king's leather money was minted. The bastide's 17th century hall,its balcony supported on stone pillars,infront of which rises the fine Maison du Gouvernaur,built in the 15th century and enlivened with turret and corkel.

Domme is a place of endless perspectives,streets rising steeply to its ramparts and cliffs which in turn permit magnificent views across the valley of the river Dordogne. its original function may have been military but the present day village has many a gentle aspect.

The little chug-chug-ride was the best way to liven this superb attraction,with its coursing through the streets up and down the hill. Super ride takes in all the primary sites.

Thank Eli B
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40olivierp, Gérant at Petit Train de Domme, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

Thank you for your experience in Domme .

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Very good service and helped avoid a long climb in searing temperatures! Were able to phone the driver to confirm what time the last train was leaving, which was helpful.

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40olivierp, Gérant at Petit Train de Domme, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2015

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