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.
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)
A good tip
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.