Petit train du Cap-Ferret

May 28, 2017

Cap Ferret, on one side there’s the calm bay of Arcachon, and on the other, there’s the crashing Atlantic Ocean. The Petit train du Cap-Ferret connects these two sides, between Plage de l'horizon and the jetty at Jetée de Bélisaire. The 600 mm gauge line dates back to 1879, but back then it was horse drawn. Nowadays a small green diesel locomotive pulls a handful of open side carriages along the 2 kilometre route taking around 15 minutes.

 

The train operates between April and September but for more up-to-date information search Petit train du Cap-Ferret on Google.

 

 

 

How to get there?

 

Local trains regularly connect Bordeaux with Arcachon; check out the journey planner on www.sncf.com for further information (approx €11.50 one-way adult). From Gare d’Arcachon a short walk (750 metres) is then necessary to access the Arcachon jetty alongside Arcachon Bay. From here boats traverse the bay, all year round but more frequently in the summer months to the jetty at Jetée de Bélisaire (approx €7.50 one-way).

 

Photo Journal

 

The little green diesel locomotive of the Petit train du Cap-Ferret

 

Travelling along Rue des Lilas

 

 

Open sided carriages 

 

 

Open sided carriages - Mehri and Irade

 

 

The little green diesel locomotive of the Petit train du Cap-Ferret

 

Gare Plage de l'Ocean

 

 

Gare Plage de l'Ocean

 

 

Travelling along Avenue de l'Ocean Cap Ferret

 

Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

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