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Steam train Froissy

One of the narrow gauge trains

Steam train Froissy



Our visit to the Narrow gauge railway.We took a trip on the stream train to the seaside resort of Le Crotoy

Steam Train This narrow gauge steam train is located in the hamlet of Froissy in the Somme region.

We got on at Saint Valery sur Somme. The steam trains run between Le Croytoy,Noyelles sur Mer, Saint Valery sur Somme and Cayeux sur Mer.The journey takes you round the Baie de Somme.You can buy a ticket for induvidual trips.Or a day pass for 17 euros and a 2 day pass for 20 euros. The service runs April to September then on selected days.

It takes you round the Bay of the Somme where you will pass through some of the prettiest villages in France.


The steam train at Saint Valery sur Somme

saint-valery-sur-somme-steam train picture


The railway line was built in 1916 to supply the front lines in Somme in WW1. As well as the trips on the train there is a museum.

You can see a collection of narrow gauge steam and diesel engines used during WW1 and some WW2. I would recomend this trip which in June cost 9 euros including the museum There are also special events during the year.

The old steam train by the harbour

saint valery sur somme steam-train picture


This was the train that we travelled on.The trains run about 2 hours apart so it is worth checking the timetable to save a long wait.We got on the train at Saint Valery so you can pass time walking round the Port.Visiting the gift shops or just have a coffee.

saint valery sur somme steam-train picture


saint valery sur somme steam-train picture


saint-valery-sur-somme-steam train picture


In the middle of the bay there is a nature reserve at Le Parc du Marquenterre.This is well worth a visit if you are in the area.There are several marked walks of varying distances. Also 14 observation point to watch the birds.

The park is a mixture of marshes, woods and meadows.

le Parc du Marquenterre heron picture

We stayed at a gite in a small village a few miles away. This is a good way to live like the locals and enjoy the French lifestyle. It is also good value more so if several of you go together

The places we visited on our stay in the area

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