Boucieu Vapeur

This steam train ride takes you along the Doux Gorges to Boucieu le Roi called “ the village of a thousand secrets”. The village, overhanging a large part of the river as it twists and turns, is the old capital of Haut-Vivarais with its name originating from Philippe le Bel. The Bailiff’s house is a witness of a rich past : this beautiful building, with its corbelled turret, was the seat of the royal court of justice and listed amongst historical monuments in 1927. Pierre Vigne, a missionary priest also left his mark on the village and lies in his tomb in the church. He was beatified in 2004 by the pope Jean-Paul ll. 

Also listed “ village de caractère”, meaning very picturesque,  Boucieu le Roi is one of the most beautiful villages in North-Ardèche.

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Tariffs

Adult : €19,50
(or €16,50 if one way)

Young (10-13) : €10,00
(or €8.00 if one way)

Children (under 10) : Free

Disabled person* : €18,00
(or €15,00 if one way)
* on presentation of the disability card

    • Departure from Tournon St Jean at 10:15 (arrival at Boucieu around 11:00)
    • Return from Boucieu at 16:15 (arrival at Tournon St Jean around 17:00)

Plan to arrive 1 hour before the train departure (only our stations have sanitary facilities)

Trips possible on days the Mastrou is in operation :

Check timetables ! 

A good tip

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A great way to discover the village as a family is the treasure hunt with its paper chase and riddles !  Free roadbook can be found at the station or at the local exhibition open at all times.

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To enjoy the natural setting of the municipality and its surroundings, several hiking trails are possible from Boucieu.