An atypical travel in the Pyrénées Orientales
This is one of the major tourist attractions of the region and one of the symbols of the Catalan country. The Little Yellow Train of Cerdagne, also known as the "Canary" connects the town of Villefranche-de-Conflent, located at 427 metres above sea level, to the city of Latour-de-Carol, perched at 1 232 metres above sea level. Over 63 kilometres the track encounters a hight difference of 1 200 metres and passes through Bolquère, where, at 1 593 metres above sea level, lies the highest railway station of France.
The railway line, opened more than a century ago, needed the construction of 650 structures, including 19 tunnels and two bridges; the Gisclard bridge (80 metres high) and the Viaduct Séjourné (65 metres). Thanks to these constructions the Little Yellow Train can travel through the embossing land, offering to those who use it great thrills, especially when the train crosses deep canyons!
During high season, open carriages allow lovers of the Pyrenean landscapes and other just curious people to admire the great views. Tickets for the Little Yellow Train of Cerdanya can be bought in the 22 railway stations of the line.