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.


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

    • Departure from Tournon St Jean at 10:15am (arrival at Boucieu around 11:00am)
    • Return from Boucieu at 4:15pm (arrival at Tournon St Jean around 5:00pm)

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


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.

Trips possible on days the Mastrou is in operation :

Check timetables ! 


Adult : €21,00
(or €17,00 if one way)

Young (10-13) : €11,00
(or €9.00 if one way)

Children (under 10) : Free

Disabled person* : €20,00
(or €16,00 if one way)
* on presentation of the disability card