Yellow Train line Villefranche-de-Conflent – Latour de Carol

Train Jaune (Yellow train) © Office de Tourisme de Font Romeu

Train Jaune (Yellow train) © Office de Tourisme de Font Romeu

A journey on board the mythical “Canary”

Pyrénées catalanes © CRTL Occitanie / C.Guérin

The Yellow Train, a train like no other on a line like no other, will take you on a vertiginous journey to the heights of the Cerdagne plateau ... 

Train Jaune (Yellow Train) © Office de Tourisme de Font Romeu

With bridges and aqueducts balancing between two mountains, via the highest railway station in France ... at an elevation of nearly 1,600 metres.

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

There, you need to signal the driver if you want to get on or off the train ...

Fort Liberia - Villefranche de Conflent © CRTL Occitanie / C.Chabanette

... to discover citadels included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 

Gorges de la Carança - Pyrénées catalanes © CRTL Occitanie / G.Payen

... and then hike or cycle to splendid natural sites, protected by the circle of the Catalan Pyrenees.

The Yellow Train line 

Villefranche-de-Conflent - Latour de Carol

  • Journey with stopovers: Up to 9 days.
  • Non-stop journey: 3 hours 50 min. 

Tips for travellers  

Villefranche-de-Conflent © CRTL Occitanie / C.Chabanette

In Villefranche-de-Conflent: Take a stroll through this beautiful fortified Vauban town, a UNESCO World Heritage site ... ... and plan to get to the station approximately 30 minutes before the Yellow Train leaves (limited availability in summer).

Stopover in
Lac des Bouillouses - Pyrénées catalanes © CRTL Occitanie / C.Guérin

In Mont-Louis: Here, too, you can see the Vauban fortifications that earned the citadel its UNESCO listing, then take the bus for a hike to Bouillouses Lake. 

 

Stopover in
Train Jaune (Yellow Train) © Airimage / Matthieu Chambraud /

At Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via: Get off the train and, either on foot or by bus, head to the admirable site of Font-Romeu where athletes from around the world come to train. 

Stopover in
Train régional Occitanie © Région Occitanie / E.Grimault

In Latour-de-Carol: At the terminus of the Yellow Train, return to your point of origin. Or take the connecting train to Toulouse ... or even the night train to Paris!

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Connections

Occitanie Rail Tour lines with connection to the Yellow Train line

From Villefranche-de-Conflent :  

A partir de Latour de Carol :

 

Bus lines with connection to the Yellow Train line

In Mont-Louis : 

  • Bus shuttle to Bouillouses Lake (in summertime).

Practical informations