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The Pyrenees *Part 2*

Once we joined the mountain pass from Mont Louis, we caught sight of Le Petit Train Jaune & more or less followed it all the way to it's destination...

The train makes a 3 hour journey from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Latour-de-Carol, several times a day & the company still use some of the original carriages, from when it started up in 1910!

We actually caught up with it on one of it's return journeys.

The carriages are supposed to be very basic & they don't have any toilets...

Another beautiful sky...

We did wonder about going on the train ourselves - though I'm not sure whether I'm brave enough!

At the station just outside of Villefranche...

We actually visited this village 10 years ago, while camping near Perpignan.

(Salla & Rozzy - you'll probably remember, though it was a lot colder this time, Roz - it was where you got locked in the loo & Dad had to rescue you & Sal - I think we both bought bags from a hippy shop!) 

Again, we had the place to ourselves.

The square in the village, just a lovely setting with the mountains behind.

Narrow streets...

And streams flowing at the side of the roads.

Sime took lots of black & white film 10 years ago, so he (for reasons only known to him) wanted to recapture some of the shots...

A new photo, as this was put up 9 years ago!

Unfortunately, the ramparts were closed - but they do look impressive:

Hoping to find a good food market tomorrow & then on to Carcassonne to tour the ramparts & chateau!

Kay :)



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