Nicknamed Le Canari (the Canary), this bright yellow mountain railway trundles from Villefranche-de-Conflent (427m) through spectacular Pyrenean scenery to Latour de Carol (1231m). One of France’s most famous train trips, attracting 400,000 passengers annually, it doesn't take bookings; arrive a good hour before departure. It makes scheduled stops at eight of its 22 stations; alight at the others on request.

At Latour de Carol you can return to Villefranche or change for Toulouse or Barcelona.