Cévennes steam train


Scenic tour of cevennes

Among these many activities, and accessible to all, the excursion aboard the small steam train of the Cévennes is one of the must-sees of your holiday. Between bridges, tunnels and also viaducts, the route of the small steam train of Cévennes takes the old railway line connecting Saint-Jean-du-Gard to Anduze. This ancient journey of a little less than an hour will make you discover the sumptuous landscapes of the Gardon and the Cevennes country.

A day will not be too long to enjoy this excursion in the heart of the Cevennes National Park. The Petit Train à vapeur des Cévennes offers four round trips per day. It is possible to book your tickets in advance on the internet. At Saint-Jean-du-Gard Train Station, La guinguette du Petit Train is an unusual place where you can eat and also rest. Saint-Jean-du-Gard is a Cévenol village with a strong character that stretches along the Gardon.

To the discovery of saint jean du gard

Considered the «Pearl of the Cevennes» this medieval village is the ideal playground for lovers of natural activities. It is also an ideal place for lovers of river swimming! Bathed by the southern sun, it reigns in the shelter of these old stones a climate and a sweetness of life without equal. Many regulars board the small steam train of the Cévennes every year to come and recharge their batteries in Saint-Jean-du-Gard. Another village known for its pottery and Terminus of the small steam train of the Cévennes: Anduze and its famous bamboo grove.

Discovering the bamboo grove

Back from Saint-Jean-du-Gard, the Anduze bamboo grove is the perfect place to end your excursion. An oasis of freshness, the Anduze bamboo grove is one of the most beautiful gardens in France. This unique botanical garden unveils over 1000 varieties of bamboo, rare flowers, trees and remarkable plants. The bamboo maze is also an obligatory stop of the visit and will delight both young and old. More than a change of scenery with the scent of Asia, it is an invitation to travel that you will live for a few hours. You will long remember your excursion to the heart of the Cévennes Gardoises.

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