The Garden of the Ardéchois Trains, SARL Ardèche Miniatures, is a miniature park located on the commune of Soyons , in Ardèche .
This park, created by a retired SNCF agent and model train enthusiast, presents miniatures of the region’s trains and trams ( Vivarais Railway ), all in a decor and decorated with models of buildings and caravans. natural elements (vegetation, rocks, streams, …) of the Ardèche .
The park covers more than 2,800 m² of scenery on the scale 1/22 e , 22 times smaller than reality. The main attraction is a restored narrow gauge railway network with its railway stations, bridges and tunnels, representing the region’s secondary railways.
Closed in 2006 due to the retirement of its owner, the park reopened in 2008 under the impetus of young entrepreneurs.
In 2016, the park celebrated its 25th anniversary.
List of models
- Vivarais Railway
- The Mastrou (Train)
- Gare de Saint-Prix
- The Gerbier Mount Rush
- The Ray-Pic waterfall
- The gorges of the Ardèche
- The Arc Bridge