From the steam locomotive to the panoramic train, the association AGRIVAP – Discovery Trains takes you on a journey through time. Thus, from the small station of Ambert and in the direction of La Chaise-Dieu, you take place aboard the Michelin still in operation. They are, moreover, very well maintained. Themed trains are also offered throughout the year. The Livradois-Forez loves its panoramic train, which then goes up the course of the Dore between its two mountains. A proud journey between the Forez mountains and the Livradois mountains. Therefore, passing through Arlanc, the little tourist train goes at its own pace, not concerned with speed, simply attentive to the pleasure of its passengers.

Choose the tourist train as a means of transport for your holidays

Discovery train

“La Chaise-Dieu, La Chaise-Dieu: a two-minute break. »
“Beware of the automatic closing of the doors, beware of the departure. »
These are announcements that you hear in the tourist trains of Livradois-Forez which are neither Intercités nor TGV. But authentic railcars from the 1950s. They then circulated to the delight of nostalgics and walkers. These timeless escapades are possible thanks to the ingenuity of a handful of enthusiasts. The latter, brought together in association, have given new life to the old motor cars and their wagons, which maintain and circulate them.

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Thus, in the south of the Livradois-Forez regional natural park, the railway lines are open to AGRIVAP tourist trains. Departing from Ambert, but also from Estivareilles, the michelines thus end up at La Chaise-Dieu. Thus, the AGRIVAP trains, known as “discovery” trains, coming from Ambert and those of the Haut-Forez railways which leave from Estivareilles, meet.

A territory conducive to the discovery of nature, on the rails

The tourist train, peaceful and original, lends itself to the discovery of Livradois-Forez. From the Dore valley to the slopes of Haut-Forez, it invites you to observe the landscapes from little-known angles. To admire the railway heritage of the end of the XNUMXth centurye century, when the road and its structures were built. For example: the Pontempeyrat viaduct overlooking the Ance river from its 36 meters. This marks the natural limit between the departments of Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Loire and Loire.

Choose your route now, embark and enjoy the stages. Have a good trip !

Tourist trains

Themed tourist train, all year round: a unique opportunity to travel in celebration.

The “Santa Claus trains”: a themed departure from Ambert.

It's another surprise for this year, because Santa Claus honors you with his presence in December. Thus on the program, for the wisest, a warm moment and a precious memory for all the children around the afternoon snack.
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The Discovery Trains take you on a journey to the heart of the Livradois-Forez Park aboard historic trains.


Place Jean Berne – The Station – 63600 Ambert
Phone. : 04 73 82 43 88

Book your ticket: Agrivap Discovery Trains

The "Discovery Trains" take you from viaducts to tunnels. You will then be amazed by the diversity of the landscapes of Livradois-Forez and you will appreciate the authentic atmosphere of the railway. A trip full of emotions!


The station – 42380 Estivareilles
Phone. : 04 77 50 82 03

36 km long, this railway connects Estivareilles (Loire) to La Chaise-Dieu (Haute-Loire) by a winding mountain line.