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Address: La gare, avenue du general de Gaulle, 22500, Paimpol, France
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+33 2 96 20 52 06

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A tourist trip

First of all it is essential to rebook. Secondly on the day of our booking the steam train was not running. Thirdly we were squashed together on wooden seats, and unless one has a... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2015
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Pontrieux, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I am a local resident, so am totally biassed in the matter, but I assure you I always give an honest opinion. This time, I am really only giving update information. The roadway under the rails had deteriorated to such an extent that they had to stop the summer steaming program and just run the little bullet-shaped diesel. Now, local... More 

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La Vapeur du Tr... P, Responsable relations clients at La Vapeur du Trieux, responded to this review

Thank you for the interest you have shown for our steam Train. The line Paimpol - Pontrieux for La Vapeur du Trieux is indeed being restored and we should be able to start the season for the last week end of May. We hope to see you there ! More 

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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

do not come especially for the vapour. as it is not running due to problems with the track. It will probably be out of action in 2016 so check with the web before you come. Paimpol is a great town with many restaurants and arty shops.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

First of all it is essential to rebook. Secondly on the day of our booking the steam train was not running. Thirdly we were squashed together on wooden seats, and unless one has a window seat, one can't see much. Fourthly there was a mid way SMTP in the woods where one made one way down or was it up... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We had a lovely day out on this steam train ride and I would go time and time again. A lovely walk from the station and a horse & carriage ride back.

Thank frenchleave2011
Horley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is my second trip on this train, which has been operating with various steam and diesel engines down the years. If you like a touch of nostalgia, vintage carriages, a trundle alongside an estuary between Paimpol and Pontrieux then this trip may be for you. It isn't a cheap trip, but the views are worth it - and a... More 

2 Thank Brian S
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

on a recent visit to the pink granite coast we decided to go back in time on the steam train that ran from Paimpol to Pontrieux, a journey of about an hour - the carriages were comfortable & the journey was enhanced by an excellent and informative commentary in english & french by the train's hôtesse - there was a... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Excellent. Really enjoyed, although weather was a bit of a let down. Horse and cart takes you from the station into the town of Pontrieux, and had a good lunch in Pontrieux.

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Reviewed this trip last year when a diesel was pulling the carriages. This year to steam train is back. At the halfway halt the engine driver will let the fit people clamber into the cab for photos. Took my own advice and bought items for a pique nique in the park that runs along side the river. Take the horse... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We had already done the conventional train ride from Pontrieux to Paimpol which took about 20 minutes but decided to do it again in a slower and more interesting fashion on the old steam train. It gives you more time to view the scenery alongside the Trieux estuary and takes you back in time. Our hotel reserved the tickets for... More 

4 Thank Anne S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013

On the day we travelled the coaches were pulled by a locomotive 100 years old, very helpful staff, tickets need to be reserved in advance. On our trip the train had a stop were cider and pancakes were served accompanied by local musical players and information on local history. Once at Pontrieux you had plenty of time for a relaxing... More 

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