Le Petit Train from Collioure to Port-Vendres, France

le-petit-train-1As Le Petit Train climbed up the hill between Collioure and Port-Vendres, France, we had an excellent view through the vineyards of our Ship anchored just outside of Collioure port.

Le Petit Train (the little train) de Collioure and Port-Vendres provided a pleasant way for us to explore the hillside and seaside between these two breathtaking ports, located just north of the Spanish-French border. Our 3-year old grandson had a great time, and correctly observed that the “locomotive” was really a “car.” (The train runs on automobile roads, not train tracks.)

le-petit-train-2Further up the hill Le Petit Train (the little train) climbed through the vineyards offering an excellent view of Collioure and the coast of southwest France to the north.
le-petit-train-3The top of the hill afforded an excellent view of the town of Collioure, France, with the coast and coastal mountains in the background.
le-petit-train-4The vineyards in the hills above Collioure, France are planted to Rhone-style grape varietals (e.g., Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah, etc.) that are used in the production of crisp, refreshing Rose wines (which we enjoyed over several lunches).
le-petit-train-5The harbor of Port-Vendres, France (just north of the Spanish-French border and just south of Collioure), is nestled between two coastal hills.

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