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An unusual means to get to know Languedoc-Rousillon is by train. Not the modern European rail, but the old outdated trains that no longer give a regular service to regional passengers.
The Yellow Train of Cerdagne has been running in Catalonia for more than 90 years. Travelers will enjoy the hills that the train crosses through tunnels and over two bridges that will make you hold your breath (the Sejourne viaduct and the Gisclard bridge). For details about schedules and fares, check out the train's website at:
The Cevennes steam railway dates from 1881; it was and still is great work of engineering as the hilly landscape created a challenge that was solved building four tunnels, five viaducts and a metal bridge. It runs from Anduze to Saint Jean du Gard. The trip gives travelers opportunities for picnicking and there are activities scheduled each month for family's entertainment. For details about schedules, events and all other historical information about the line, check out the train's website at
The Minervoist tourist streetcar runs from Narbonne, crosses the industrial area of Malvesi and stops at the delta of Aude at the bridge built by Gustave Eiffel. You can visit the archeological site of Salleles-d'Aude. The train makes a next stop at the Canal du Midi before arriving in Bize. The train makes along stop and you can take a dip in the sea. Returning to Narbonne the train stops at le Moulin a huile l'Oulibo and taste the typical local olives. Adults pay 9.50 Euros and kids pay 6.50 Euros. It a two hour round trip.