The little train of Saint-Trojan : A quiet ride in the heart of nature
Everyone on the campsite Le Montet has heard of the "P'tit Train" (Little Train) of Saint-Trojan-les-Bains which attracts many visitors every year.
Since 1963, it has been allowing tourists to discover the southern part of the island on a 6 miles round trip. This quiet little ride can take you to wild areas of the island, including some places inaccessible by road.
The railway departs from Saint-Trojan-les-Bains train station and leads to the Perthuis de Maumusson and Gatseau beach, set in magnificent landscapes of the Atlantic coast with pine forests and fine sandy beaches.
Itinerary of the little train on the island
During the summer, evening tours are proposed in order to admire the setting sun on the ocean, a great view not to be missed on the Island of Oléron.
Stops are planned at Monplaisir, Les Genêts, La Thalasso and the Gatseau train station, a destination reknown for its magnificent beach, to enjoy a good swim before returning to the campsite. The final destination of the train is the beach of Maumusson. Unfortunately, swimming will not be possible there as this wild beach is not supervised !
A car-free way to discover the island
This trusty little train is a delight for young and old alike. It is a beautiful ride in the heart of the pine forests and the green areas of Saint Trojan les Bains. In total tranquillity and without the need for a car, you can enjoy pleasant bathing spots. If you would like to eat, go to the "Buffet de la Gare" (open from April to September) or to the Bar car at Maumusson during the high season.
The little train in Saint Trojan is a great experience not to be missed during your stay at the campsite.
Departure: Rue Camille Samson in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, every 45 minutes during the summer season (The little train runs out of season from June to October with 4 departures per day).
- As with any station, it is prudent to remain vigilant to stay off the tracks.
- Do not board until the train has come to a complete stop and remain seated for the duration of the journey.
- Make sure that you park your car in the car parks provided during the boarding proces, so as not to hinder the movement of trains and to keep an eye on the children, especially during manoeuvres.
- If you have small children, use the "multi-service" car for families with pushchairs, pets and people with disabilities.