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.

boucieu vapeur


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


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.


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