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Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

| Gare de Saint-Valery, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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Sympathetic old railway service

Covering the whole Baie de Somme from Cayeux sur Mer until Le Crotoy, the old train service is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RenauddL
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Brussels, Belgium
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Big thumbs up for the Chemin de Fer

What a day, it must have been the hottest day of August 33 degrees and we decide to go a hot steam... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Ruth C
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| Gare de Saint-Valery, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Covering the whole Baie de Somme from Cayeux sur Mer until Le Crotoy, the old train service is proposed as a must-see. Although the service itself is flawless and the equipment is in perfect shape, the experience could be improved if the slow movements of...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

What a day, it must have been the hottest day of August 33 degrees and we decide to go a hot steam train...crazy!! Despite the heat we had a fab day, kids loved spotting wildlife and sticking their heads out of the window or sitting...More

Thank Ruth C
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a great opportunity to experience a wonderfully preserved steam railway and see parts of the Somme that are largely inaccessible. The views aren't particularly wonderful, as the train wends slowly through the marais and very few settlements. But the lovely engines and carriages...More

Thank Roskers
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting journey around the bay, took a good hour, but it's about the journey, and riding in old coaches which had wooden seats, and occasionally wonderful views. Good value, especially the return trip, and great for children

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Really nice trip in old touristic train going from le Crotoy to st Valéry sur somme. 2 h walking around in st Valéry very nice old town. Beautiful nature along the Somme.

Thank Joelle d
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Third visit to this fascinating narrow gauge gem on the Bay of the Somme. Quaint steam locomotives from all over France, beautifully restored, as are the passenger carriages; a delight to travel in. The history of the line is fascinating, having been built to transport...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Arriving at the station you are unable to buy any snacks or drinks without change in Euros. The shop staff refused to give change for notes so we bought some chocolate. The staff member than refused to give anything but the absolute minimum in coins....More

Thank Simon D
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Train without comments on the go..only a short portion of the trip shows a nice bay de somme landscape. No washroom onboard ..no animation..just fun 5 minutes to see the coal/steam train.. Expensive and boring trip..thats a no go. I recommend to have a walking...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Tip: Plan to arrive at le Crotoy at least 30 minutes before the departure of the first train. There is free parking at the station but it fills up quickly. If you choose to park in St Valery you will most likely have to pay....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

From St Valery sur Somme you can choose to travel to Le Crotoy or to Cayeux sur Mer. If you choose to go to Cayeux sur mer the service is usually diesel hauled and the journey takes you through fields with opportunities to spot a...More

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It's only running on days from 1st to 5th November inclusive between Le Crotoy and St Valery (4 trains per day each way) and on 11th and 12th November between Noyelles-sur-mer and St Valery (2 trains per day each way). No... More
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