An unprecedented discovery of the heritage of la Vallée de l’Agly in a journey of sounds and smells mixing tale, history, sensory experience, tasting and gastronomy.
The landscape is looked at, listens, feels, feels and savored …
An illustrated soundtrack of music and sound effects is broadcast on the train. The voice of the historian relates the distant past of men, landscape and heritage of la Vallée de l’Agly. In resonance the voice of the storyteller embodies characters who have for some lived in this valley. Olfactory diffusions immerse the traveler in a sensory universe throughout history and landscapes.
Between Estagel and Maury, one of the “voices of the train” takes shape.
The storyteller greets the passengers, invites them to come down and follow her on a bucolic stroll full of poetry and humor. It tells the legends of these places that fed the collective imagination. A harpist musician accompanies the storyteller in her stories.
5 dates, 5 winemakers, 5 chefs for the pleasure of our 5 senses …
Stop at Maury: tasting of local wines accompanied by appetizers.
A winegrower from la Vallée de l’Agly comments on the tasting of his wines in an emblematic cellar on the outskirts of Maury station. In association, a chef offers local appetizers.
Gourmet meal and exceptional panoramas
For the occasion, one of the 5 chefs has designed the menu of the day with a food and wine pairing. Each dish is tasted on the train during specific stops of the course, favoring an incredible view of the sites and only accessible to travelers.
Since 2002, the Train Rouge, touristic train of Cathar Country and Fenouillèdes, crosses a centenary line which connects Rivesaltes in the Eastern Pyrenees to Axat in the Aude. This 60 km line is no longer used for passenger transport since 1939. Each year, this mode of transport seduces more than 20,000 holidaymakers to discover this area. Unique landscapes, hermitages, castles of Cathar Country, works of art are linked and impress by their diversity.
This railcar was created in 2000 by the company French Rail Cruises for high-end trips in Bordeaux. Today called “Train Ambiance”, it circulates on demand (Seminar, Wedding, Anniversary, fun animation Cluedo, …). Equipped with olfactory diffusers for this event and enjoying excellent acoustics, this special train becomes a real mode of sensory transport.
More information : 04 68 200 400 – www.letrainrouge.fr