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Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme
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“st valery”(47 reviews)
“steam train”(28 reviews)
“nice trip”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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avenue du general Leclerc | Gare de Saint-Valery, 80230, Saint-Valery-sur-Somme, France
+33 3 22 26 96 96
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Staying in nearly Abbeville it was a short 30 minute drive to St Valery to catch our train. It departs right from the picturesque harbour from where it runs across the canal and out alongside the Baie de Somme. On this part of the journey...More

Thank 149stuartc
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Where else could you see two steam trains depart at the same time at Noyelle. Full of interest and very friendly staff, Saint Valery sur Somme is a charming place if you get the chance try to visit all 3 lines

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We decided to go on this railway, as previously I had gone on it's twin the Kent and East Sussex railway. Finding the station at Le Crotoy was a bit of a challenge as it is quite hidden away. Our satnav wasn't much use. But...More

Thank WILLIAM1066
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Have now done this twice and on each occasion the experience was great. The ride to Cayeaux sur mer not that exciting and the destination was diappointing but do the stretch from Le Crotoy to St Valerie and both are well worth a visit with...More

Thank colin g
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We arrived at Le Crotoy in the afternoon and found somewhere to park after the train had come in. The advice to get there early if catching the 11 o’clock train is clearly wise. Travelled to St.Vallery and back on the same train. Train reverses...More

1  Thank TonyOBo
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We had cycled from Le Crotoy to Saint Valery and this was perfect for our return trip. We were able to store our bikes in one of the carriages. The train journey took about an hour. The only downside was that it was very crowded....More

Thank smi1ing
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The Locals love this train with a passion. Dogs children and passers by stop and line up to wave, you feel like The Queen. It all very good natured though some resentment is caused when groups of English Day Trippers get reserved carriages. The train...More

1  Thank lazenlondonuk
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this activity with our two year old son. He loves trains so this was perfect. Fun and educational.

Thank Yisol Y
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The kids enjoyed this last year... so here we are back again. No two trips are the same as you can decide which way you go. The staff are helpful and the steam trains are all good family fun.

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

For those people who like a trip down memory lane or experience a little bit of history, this is a lovely tartly, steam train ride through beautiful countryside. There are all classes of carriages, and we hopped onto 3rd class - it was beautifully restored.

Thank WorldlywiseDD
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3 June 2018|
Response from cheminferbsomme | Property representative |
The next "fete de la vapeur" will take place in 2021. We shall celebrate at the same time 50 years of our association. Dates are not scheduled yet
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29 September 2017|
Response from Kentishchap | Reviewed this property |
It's only running on days from 1st to 5th November inclusive between Le Crotoy and St Valery (4 trains per day each way) and on 11th and 12th November between Noyelles-sur-mer and St Valery (2 trains per day each way). No... More