Argelès-sur-Mer © S.Ferrer

A long journey with a warm sand fragrance. 

The train will take you on a journey that can last up to 15 days: from Nîmes to Perpignan, via Montpellier, a landmark Mediterranean city.  

After your stopover in Montpellier, head for Gare Saint-Roch to continue your journey. You're already on board a liO train.

Sète © La Bougeotte Française

Sunny stopovers, each more enticing than the last: Sète, Agde, Leucate ...!

Cycling routes everywhere for easy access to the beaches, to visit oyster or muscat wine producers, ride around all day long or ... 

La Méditerranée à vélo © La Bougeotte Française

... join the major European cycling route along the Mediterranean (360 km in Occitanie!). 

Méditerranée - Occitanie © Ouvert au Public / R.Sprang

Not to mention bathing in the sea (of course!), kitesurfing, sand yachting, paddle-boarding, canoeing ... 

Narbonne © Ville de Narbonne / Laurie Biral

... jousting in Sètes, festivals, as well as turning pages of history with all the monuments, castles and engineering structures along the train's route. 

The Mediterranean line 

Nîmes – Montpellier - Perpignan 

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 15 days.
  • Non-stop journey: 2 hours 30 min.
  • On-board service: free bicycle transport.
  • Best seats: On the left, forward-facing.
  • Why choose to journey by train: -86% CO2 emissions. 

Tips for travellers  

Nîmes - La Maison Carrée © Ville de Nîmes / Olivier Maynard

In Nîmes: Experience the splendours of Antique Rome and visit the arena, the Maison Carrée and the Tour Magne. Nîmes is the French Rome, as you will discover at the Musée de la Romanité! 

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Montpellier © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

In Montpellier: Soak up the city's vibrant atmosphere, explore its medieval streets and contemporary architecture, and cycle to the beaches.  

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In Sète: Take a stroll along Pointe Courte to the beating heart of the city, the old port. Pleasure boats, trawlers and old sailing ships... the sea beckons.

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Agde © Office de Tourisme d'Agde Méditerranée

In Agde: Rent a bike to ride between the village of Agde, perched on its volcanic mound, and the seventies atmosphere of the famous seaside resort of Cap d'Agde.  

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Béziers - Ecluses de Fonseranes © Eric Brendle

In Béziers: Walk (1 km) to the 9 locks of Fonséranes, a major engineering structure on the Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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Narbonne © Ville de Narbonne / Laurie Biral

In Narbonne: Discover the thousand-year-old architectural heritage differently, on board a gabarre (flat-bottomed boat) on the Canal de la Robine (also a UNESCO World Heritage site). 

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Leucate La Franqui © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

In Leucate-La Franqui: Take the shuttle to the different areas of Leucate-Village, Port-Leucate, and La Franqui. Splendid beaches and water sports: don't forget your swimsuit!

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Perpignan © CRTL Occitanie / G.Deschamps

Perpignan, G.DESCHAMPS

In Perpignan: When you come out of the Castillet, go to the Vauban market hall to gorge on Catalan specialities (cargolade, Collioure anchovies, olives, Roussillon wines, etc.). 

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Connections

 

Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Mediterranean line

From Nîmes :

From Perpignan

 

Bus lines with connection to the Mediterranean line

In Nîmes 

  • liO bus lines to the Pont du Gard, Le Vigan, Uzès, Sommières, La Grande Motte. 

In Montpellier

  • liO bus line to the Gorges de l'Hérault, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, La Grande Motte. 

In Béziers 

  • beeMob line from Béziers to Valras-Plage. 

In Narbonne 

  • Grand Narbonne Citibus lines to Narbonne-Plage, Saint-Pierre-la-Mer, Gruissan, Leucate. 

In Perpignan

  • liO bus line to Arles-sur-Tech and Quillan.

Practical information