The Train des Mouettes offers an authentic experience, to be enjoyed with family or friends.
A journey through time along the Seudre estuary on a railway line opened in 1876 and formerly dedicated to the transport of oysters. With the privilege of being towed by one of its two steam locomotives, dated 1912 and 1891, the oldest in working order in France, listed as a historical monument!

On board carriages from the beginning of the 20th century, between Saujon and La Tremblade via Chaillevette and Mornac-sur-Seudre, you will discover from the volunteers of the Trains et Traction association, the richness of the landscapes, the salt marshes and the oyster beds which litter the line. All staff, on the machines and in the cars, are volunteers, trained in driving and safety. The operation and repair of the machines are the result of the meticulous work of enthusiasts!

Traffic from Thursday to Sunday in April, May, June, September and every day in season, July and August (departures from Saujon and La Tremblade). Find the latest news about our themed trains and the Seudre Océan Express restaurant train on our site!

– Return ticket by default
– Ticket valid for the day (allows stopovers)
– Themed trains throughout the season: bike ride, market train, loupiotes train, mussel hatching train, etc.
We speak: English, Spanish, French

Activities on site

  • Tourist transport
  • Tourist trains

Location details

  • On the outskirts of the city



Reception of school groups, Reception of summer camps, Reception of groups, Reception of business/incentive groups


From 25/04 to 07/07/2024, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
From 25/4 to 28/4 1 single departure from Saujon at 14:30 p.m.
From 1/5 to 7/7 Departure from Saujon at 9:45 a.m. and 14:45 p.m. and departure from La Tremblade at 11:25 a.m. (except Saturday July 6 – only the Market Train departing from Saujon at 8:45 a.m.).

From 08/07 to 31/08/2024, every day.
Traffic from Monday to Friday:
– departure at 9:45 a.m./11:45 a.m. and 14:45 p.m. from Saujon
– departure from La Tremblade at 9:30 a.m./11:25 a.m. and 14:25 p.m.
Traffic on Saturday: Market train leaving Saujon at 8:45 a.m. – No other traffic
Traffic on Sunday: Departure from Saujon at 9:45 a.m. and 14:45 p.m. – Departure from La Tremblade at 11:25 a.m.

From 05/09 to 27/10/2024, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
From 5 / 9 to 23 / 10
Departure from Saujon at 9:45 a.m. and 14:45 p.m.
Departure from La Tremblade at 11:25 a.m.
Special times for European Heritage Days on September 21 and 22 can be consulted on our site.
From 24 / 10 to 27 / 10
Departure only from Saujon at 14:30 p.m.


Adult: 16 €
Child (4-16 years old): €8 (4 to 16 years old)
Family package: €44 (2 adults + 2 or 3 children).

Free for less than 4 years.

Bicycle transport (free)
Dogs accepted on a leash (free).
Free for children 4 and under)

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash



  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • Toilets


  • Coach access

Home animals

Animals are accepted



  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
From 16 € / adult


3 Chemin Vert
Tourist Station
17600 Saujon
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