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Train d'Artouste

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Train d'Artouste
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Le Petit train d'Artouste is the highest train of Europe! Enjoy a ride in the beautiful montains of Pyrénées. Departure in front of the famous Pic du Midi d'Ossau. There are many walks to do all around. Full excursion Lake destination. Meeting...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| Fabrèges, 64440 Laruns, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 August 2012

This is the highest train in Europe and you are made very aware of this as you look down some breath-taking drops to the valley floor. It is quite a trek to get to the start with a long winding road and are cable car...More

6  Thank Mzee-Iron-Bird
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

After taking advise from other visitors to pre-book our tickets, we had everything arranged the week before we travelled to France. Very much looking forward to our visit, we received an email to tell us the road from Laruns past the station would be closed...More

4  Thank Venture596236
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Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Went there especially to take this train ride and was totally worth it. Took the 11 hour train on a nice sunny day ,went up to the lake and what a great view. I recommend it to everyone and better visit on low season, as...More

Thank dadius
Reviewed 28 September 2018

It's a long drive through the glorious mountains, but worth it. They don't really signpost the area too well but we followed the sat nav as we climbed ever higher. We arrived at the car park and this was free so a nice touch. We...More

Thank Gastr0dude
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were booked to go on the train and had got to within about 5 km of the base when the road was blocked by a wagon that had caught fire.The police told us it would be several hours before cars could get through. In...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This would have to be the highlight of my recent trip to France. The views are amazing, the birdlife we viewed was also incredible, the walk to the lake with its crystal clear water and on the way back down we saw many Marmites in...More

Thank smitchelmore
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I highly recommend a trip on this train. As previous reviewers have said, the cable car journey to reach it is brilliant in itself. But then the train journey is better still. We arrived on a rainy day and went up the cable car in...More

Thank sunshineholidaygirl
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This ride - although the train broke down for 10 minutes and we had to get another head loco to pull us the rest of the way - this just made for 10 extra minutes of views up the mountains which was utterly superb -...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Other reviewers have summed up very well the pleasures of this small train that rides high in the mountains and affords its passengers superb views of the Pic du Midi d’Ossau - a spectacular sight - and surrounding peaks. I can add nothing other than...More

Thank MontrachetJ
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We went to Artouste late July 2018. The cost per adult is 25€ return trip, which we thought was really expensive until we realized that it includes return journeys on the cable car to the start of the train ride (about 15 mins each way),...More

4  Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Never heard of this train before being in the area. And expectations was not high. Just approx. 20 mins drive from Laruns or 20 mins drive downhill from the Spanish/French border (Col de Pourtalet) You will find the bottom lift station of Artouste. From here...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Let me begin by saying that this trip is worth it and will seem like an adventure. We did it with our family (2 adults and teenage kids). We went there in June on a clear and sunny day during the coolest and wettest June...More

2  Thank Sophie B
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paulryan2016
8 August 2018|
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Response from Sophie B | Reviewed this property |
The road from Laruns is the main road to Spain and across the Pyrenees. It is with oncoming traffic, one lane each way, and has many twists and turns. You also have a good elevation gain. There are trucks on it which makes... More
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paulryan2016
31 July 2018|
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Response from Venture596236 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the cable car is located by Lac de Fabreges. If I can help further let me know
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401alexandran
13 March 2018|
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Response from jeyananthan | Reviewed this property |
It’s ll open for visit April to September so u can try next month.
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