Les Pyrénées © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme /C.Ripon

The call of the mountain! 

Gare de Toulouse © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

Leaving Toulouse, the train soon follows the course of the Ariège river to take you southwards to the Pyrenees ...

Les Pyrénées © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme /C.Ripon

The mountain scenery looms ahead, the Pyrenees mountain range takes shape and your eyes open wide. 

VTT Pyrénées © Ouvert au public / R.Sprang

You can already see yourself on a mountain bike exploring the trails of the parks you are travelling through: Ariège Pyrenees and Catalan Pyrenees Parks. 

Gare d'Ax-les-Thermes - Ariège © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

But there's no rush. Pamiers, Foix, Ax-les-Thermes invite you to step off the train ...  

Foix © CRTL Occitanie / P.Thébault

... and conquer a castle, go back to Prehistoric times, relax in thermal water and, at the end of the line, continue on your adventure aboard the legendary Yellow Train.

The Pyrenees line 

Toulouse – Latour-de-Carol

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 10 days.
  • Non-stop journey: 2 hours 45 min.
  • On-board service: bicycles allowed.
  • Best seats: On the right, forward-facing.
  • Why choose to journey by train: -86% CO2 emissions. 

Tips for travellers  

Toulouse © Ouvert au Public / R. Sprang

In Toulouse: Stroll or relax along the quays of the Garonne and imagine this magnificent river flowing down the Pyrenees to grace the pink city.

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Château de Foix © Nos coeurs voyageurs

In Foix: Climb up to the castle where, once upon a time, the princes who protected the Cathars held their banquets, and get your thrills with the castle's escape game. 

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Tarascon-sur-Ariège © Ariège Pyrénées Tourisme / I.Olivier

In Tarascon-sur-Ariège: Between Ariège gastronomy and canoeing on the river Ariège, what will you choose?   

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Bains du Couloubret - Ax-les-Thermes © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

Bains du Couloubret - Ax-les-Thermes © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

In Ax-les-Thermes: Relax in the hot thermal water of the Bains du Couloubret after a day of mountain biking or skiing at Ax-3-Domaines, depending on the season.

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Train Jaune (Yellow Train) © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

In Latour-de-Carol: Get closer to the mountains and buy your ticket for the Yellow Train. At over 1,000 metres elevation, the “canary” will take you all the way to Villefranche-de-Conflent.

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Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Pyrenees line

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