in Raucoules

Voyage en Chemin de Fer Historique – Train Touristique Velay Express

The Velay express, steam train, Raucoules, Tence, Le Chambon/Lignon, St Agrève will make you discover in an original way and at the slow rhythm of the trains of yesteryear the Velay plateau, the Lignon gorges, and the Pays de Saint Agrève.
Between Ardèche and Haute Loire, the steam train will transport you through meadows and forests, will overlook the Lignon and will show you the vast expanses of the Plateau while seeing the legendary Mont Mézenc and Gerbier de Joncs.
Themed trains complement regular services: Egg Hunt Train, Wild West Train, Halloween Train, Santa Claus Train, etc.
Timetables, circulation days and prices can be consulted on the website and in the local Tourist Offices.
Free bicycle transport by reservation on board the train.
Free museum at Raucoules station.
New 2024

All regular trains will run the entire Raucoules-St Agrève route


With its railway culminating at 1062 meters above sea level, the Velay-Express is the highest steam train in France.
It winds for 27 kilometers between Raucoules, Tence, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and Saint-Agrève.


on demand

We speak: English, French

Location accuracy

  • Village at -2 km
  • GR route within 1 km
  • Tourist cycle route less than 1 km away
  • In the countryside
  • Marked hiking route within 500 m

What to do

Customer base

Reception of school groups, Reception of summer camps, Hikers, Cycle 3: middle school (6th grade), Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2), Reception of groups
Minimum group size: 15
Maximum group size: 246


Opening hours from April 17 to October 31, 2024
In April circulation on 17,21 and 24.
From May to October every Sunday.
From July 10 to August 29 every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.



15.5 €21.5 €

12.5 €18.5 €
Family package

50 €74 €
Further information) :
Free for children under 4 years old traveling on their knees
Free for children under 4 years old

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Bank / credit card
  • Online payment
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Contactless payment



  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Privatizable
  • Accessible by stroller

Activities on site

  • Animation
  • Tourist transport
  • Tourist trains

Home animals

Animals are accepted

Linked offers

On the spot…

From 15.50 € / adult


Raucoules-Brossette Station
Place called Oumey
43290 Hoarse
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