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Tourist and Minor Railways


Petit Train d’Artouste
Petit Train d’Artouste
(Photo © Eric Desrentes)

Ø year round service; seasonal (mainly summer); Δ seasonal (mainly winter); § regular service trains on lines of special tourist interest
V (vapeur) steam locomotives; D diesel locomotives; A (autorails) diesel railcars; E electric
N standard gauge (1435mm); M metre gauge (1000mm); E other narrow gauge (E60 600mm, E50 500mm, ...)
R with rack throughout, r with rack sections

Chemin de Fer Charente-Limousine
AN Confolens to Romazières (17km) (Site in French)
Chemin de Fer de la Rhune
ØEMR Col de Saint Ignace to La Rhune - summit (4.2km)
Chemin de Fer Touristique du Pays d’Albret
DN Nérac to Mézin (13km) (Site in French)
Écomusée de la Grand Lande
VDN Sabres to the museum at Marquèze (3.5km)
Le Petit Chemin de Fer des Ribières
VDE18.4 (7¼inch) & E12.7 (5inch) in the Parc Naturel Régional Périgord Limousin, Bussière Galant. Miniature railway with a circuit of more than 0.5km (Site in French, link to English version not functional when last checked)
Petit Train d’Artouste
DE50 Sagette (station located high above the Lac de Fabrèges in the valley of the Ossau, to which it is connected by a cablecar) to Lac d'Artouste (9km)
Petit Train du Cap Ferret
DE60 Bélisaire pier (connecting with ferry services from Arcachon) across the Cap Ferret peninsular to the Atlantic coast (2km)
P’tit Train de Saint-Trojan
DE60 Saint-Trojan-les-Bains to Pertuis de Maumusson (6km) on the island of Oléron (Site in French)
Train des Mouettes
VDN Saujon to La Tremblade (21.5km)
Train Touristique Guîtres Marcenais
VDN Guîtres to Marcenais (14km) (Unsolicited audio on website, complex website does not display correctly in all browsers)
Train Touristique PGVS
DN Pointe de Grave to Soulac-les Arros (7km) (Site in French)


Chemin de Fer Charente-Limousine
Ø Confolens to Romazières (17km). Shorter options are available from either terminus (Site in French)
Chemin de fer du Périgord
Ø Corgnac sur l'Isle to Thiviers (les Chatignolles) and return, or Corgnac sur l'Isle to St Andrieux and return, each about 5.5km; at certain times it is possible to cover both sections. Alternatively Corgnac sur l'Isle to Excedeuil, about 8km with a 1km walk in each direction avoiding a tunnel (Site in French)
Vélorail de Bussière Galant
Bussière Galant to Châlus (3km)
Vélorail de Chauvigny
Chauvigny to Fleix (8.5km) (Site in French)
Vélorail de la Mine
Ø from Bosmoreau les Mines, 5km in the Thaurion valley
Vélorail de Saintonge
Ø Cozes to St André de Lidon, 6km. Opposite direction in winter (Site in French)
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