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Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme

| Gare de Saint-Valery, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
+33 3 22 26 96 96
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Like stepping back in time

An interesting journey around the bay, took a good hour, but it's about the journey, and riding in... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
via mobile
Enjoyed a lot

Really nice trip in old touristic train going from le Crotoy to st Valéry sur somme. 2 h walking... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Joelle d
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Gare de Saint-Valery, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
+33 3 22 26 96 96
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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

Thank salsakarl
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
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

Thank LindsayDavid1957
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
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

Thank ProfesorX
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

1  Thank Kentishchap
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

Thank Im-an-angel-61
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Great to see this historic railway. Engine and rolling stock are all beautifully preserved. Worth a visit is you are in the area.

Thank Salmo01
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Travelled from St Valery to Crotoy. Beware if you have limited mobility because unlike St Valery where the station is in the middle of the resort, Crotoy station is on the outskirts of the town and an 800 metre walk to any bars and restaurants....More

Thank Fifty48
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Get there early plenty to see with the station museum, and watching the trains etc.Yes the 1st train will be fuller than the later one's, but you will have a full day to enjoy.Please note that if you travel weekdays the train only runs from...More

Thank Paul K
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29 September 2017|
Response from Kentishchap | Reviewed this property |
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
Susanne S
22 August 2015|
Response from Laurie A |
Yes, dogs are accepted
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