La Vapeur du Trieux, Brittany

Description: A scenic steam train ride along the beautiful Trieux valley, offering views of the Château de la Roche Jagu as well as the river Trieux.

Location: Starts from the Gare SNCF on Avenue de Chateaubriand in Paimpol (40km NW of St Brieuc via the D6 / D7).

General Info: Tel no: (33) 923 914 27 or visit the Vapeur de Trieux website.

Our recommendations: Check the timetable carefully as the service does not run every day and when it does there is only one, or at the most two, services. Note that the trip usually includes a short stop in the Trieux Valley Forest at Traou Nez where you can stretch your legs.

For the children: Of course the steam train ride is made for them although really young children will probably tire of it before the end. Another good day trip you can make from Paimpol is a boat ride to the Ile de Brehat (this trip departs from Pointe de l’Arcouest, 6km north of Paimpol on the D789).

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