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Le Train de la Rhune

col de Saint Ignace, Sare, France
+33 5 59 54 20 26
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Lovely Day

After reading the reviews, I was concerned about parking and such. I'm happy I bought tickets the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York
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...well I'm sure it would be on a clear/sunny day

Unfortunately, it was chucking it down and cloudy when we went up (had been pre-booked). We did get... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
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From the top of its 905 metres, the sacred Basque Country mountain of La Rhune provides one of the best panoramas imaginable (rated *** in the Michelin Guide). As far as the eye can see, it takes in the peaks of the Pyrenees and follows the Basque coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean from San Sebastián to Biarritz and on to the beaches of Les Landes.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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col de Saint Ignace, Sare, France
+33 5 59 54 20 26
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, I was concerned about parking and such. I'm happy I bought tickets the day before as the ticket line was long and we wouldn't of made it on the 10:40 train. We arrived 40 minutes early knowing that we may of...More

1  Thank TravelingOYEster
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Unfortunately, it was chucking it down and cloudy when we went up (had been pre-booked). We did get some glimpses of coastline. I am sure on a clear sunny day then the views would be absolutely cracking. The organisation itself and the ride up was...More

Thank DinFrance
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We did and were rewarded with wonderful views. Parking can be difficult, but there is plenty of space at the roadside. The trains are spectacular for their age and although the train is full, there is room to sit.

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This was part of a Trafalgar tour around France. The train rides up and down the mountain were spectacular and the view from the top of the mountain were breathtaking. At the top, spend a few minutes having a cup of hot chocolate and take...More

Thank rc1078
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Located about 20 minutes out of Saint Jean de Luz, this mountain train is certainly worth a visit. You can buy either a one way ticket and hike back from the top (about two-two and half hours hike down) or take the train back down....More

Thank KootenayGold
Reviewed 7 May 2017

La Rhune was recommended by friends and fortunately we were blessed with fantastic weather ,still able to be in just a t-shirt at the summit but be prepared for cold and the weather changing. Get there early if you can as queues to get on...More

Thank BWandJW
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This lovely little train rises incredibly swiftly up the side of a mountain through rugged Basque countryside to the summit where views of the coast and other peaks are stunning. We visited in the week before Easter and it was relatively quiet although the weather...More

Thank septica
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The views are awesome on the coast and on the mountains. Its the activity to do during your stay to discover the life inside the country side (don't hesitate to stop in each village, to eat in small restaurants...) and to see the beauty of...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The petit train de la Rhune is the best way to get to the top of this particular mountain, though you can walk up if you are really keen. The train works by rack and pinion and you slowly wind your way up to the...More

Thank Sarah_Hampshire69
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Here in the South west of France, this is one of the top 10 things to do, which is a most. Always check the weather forecast and make sure it is a day with a clear sky. Buy the ticket online or with a Tourist...More

1  Thank Gitte61
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Christine B
9 February 2017|
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Response from Gitte61 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Yes there should be space for your motor home. The parking area is not the biggest, so be early. Check online for tickets if you take the train. Can be very windy and cold at the top. Have a look at Google Maps for ( Le... More
Joanna L
7 July 2016|
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Response from AusParis | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours can be spent easily. Just be mindful that if you take the last train before lunch - around 12, the next train doesn't bring you back before 230. So you are forced to stay there anyway. The return trains... More