Sightseeing tours

The Petit Train de Méjanes


Imagined by Paul Ricard and inaugurated in 1968, the Petit Train de Méjanes is the only tourism train of Camargue to use rails. It is made of three charming carriages attached to two locomotives whose chimneys and cowcatchers give Westerns throwback.

The visitors discover the domain in the most exclusive and unusual way all along the 3.5 kilometer-long ride lasting about 30 minutes. Starting right by the Arènes de Méjanes alongside the Vaccarès pond, it goes along the conservation area nearest to the Camargue's fauna and flora. It then passes by the old Castle's fortress to finish back at the starting point. 

As in any good Westerns, you'll hear the train whistle three times on the way !


The Petit Train de Méjanes


Imagined by Paul Ricard and inaugurated in 1968, the Petit Train de Méjanes is the only tourism train of Camargue to use rails. It is made of three charming carriages attached to two locomotives whose chimneys and cowcatchers give Westerns throwback.

The visitors discover the domain in the most exclusive and unusual way all along the 3.5 kilometer-long ride lasting about 30 minutes. Starting right by the Arènes de Méjanes alongside the Vaccarès pond, it goes along the conservation area nearest to the Camargue's fauna and flora. It then passes by the old Castle's fortress to finish back at the starting point. 

As in any good Westerns, you'll hear the train whistle three times on the way !


Payments accepted

>> Cash and cheques (no cards)

General conditions for groups

>> Bookings only, 25 people minimum.
>> Free for drivers and guides.
>> Free for school’s accompanying adults (1 adult for 10 pupils aged 6 and above. 1 adult for 4 pupils aged below 6.)


To book your activity you can contact us at the following :

+33 (0)49 0 97 10 10

camargue@mejanes.fr

GOOD TO KNOW

The train is running if the weather allows. No bookings required for individuals. During high season please take note that times are subject to changes depending on the level of attendance (90 seats available).

>> Adults : 7€

>> Children (5 to 10) : 5€

>> Disabled : 2,5€

>> Groups (from 25 people) : 5€

>> Open from mid-March to mid-November.

>> From mid-March till end of April : Departures at 11 AM and 2.30 PM
>> From May till the end of June: Departures at 11 AM, 2 PM and 3 PM
>> From July till the end of August: Departures at 10.30 AM, 11.30 AM, 2 PM, 3 PM and 4PM

Extra departures may be added if the need arises depending on the level of attendance and school periods. This may cause times to slightly change.


During some summer evenings, the Petit Train de Méjanes's driver, who has a passionate interest in the Camargue, its birds and flora, tends to return later than usual to the train station...

Rumour has it that he keeps the last ride's passengers a little longer with him to show them all of the swamps' secrets. Even better, it might be true that he lets them step off the Petit Train to allow them to take pictures closest to the fauna and flora. Some even say that he organises local products tasting on-board of the carriages.

Come spend a cozy night in the heart of one of the Camargue's swamp, in the good company of enthusiastic locals !

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