Want to give yourself a rejuvenating day? Find here some suggestions that will allow you to organize an unforgettable excursion. Only 1 hour from Lyon, discover the Roannais for a day.

North of the Loire department, the Roannais is rich in discoveries with an exceptional heritage and preserved villages. Its generous nature and its gastronomic reputation make it an essential tourist area near Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand and Saint-Etienne.

In the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, discover here suggestions for days to discover the Roannais. Discover our good addresses for lunch by the water, find activities to do with your children or even follow picturesque village tours.

Centre Ancien et Église Saint-Etienne de Roanne

Suggestion n ° 1

A city break in Roanne

Roanne, its banks of the Loire, its old center, its port, its praluline®… So many good reasons to come and breathe in this city where life is good.

The most of this day: the possibility of coming by train and arriving at Roanne station.

Ambierle et son vignoble

Suggestion n ° 2

Ambierle and the Côte Roannaise

Ambierle is one of the 5 villages of character in Roannais. Surrounded by vines, its priory will subjugate you from afar thanks to its colorful roof which lights up under the rays of the sun.

The most of this day: the meeting with a winegrower and the discovery of the AOC Côte Roannaise vineyard.

Le château de la Roche au milieu du fleuve Loire

Suggestion n ° 3

The Gorges of the Loire

Unmissable site in Roannais, the Château de la Roche alone reflects the beauty and majesty of the Gorges de la Loire.

The most of this day: the dramatized visit of the Château de la Roche which takes you back to the 1900s.

  • Morning: Guided tour at castle of la Roche, emblematic site of Roannais.
  • Lunch of your choice, either with a view of the castle Relay of the Castle either with a view of Lake Villerest with theBerge du Barrage.
  • Afternoon: Boat trip aboard the Villerest One to discover in particular the village of Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire. Followed by a ride aboard the Loire train for a fun discovery of the Gorges de la Loire.
Vue aérienne du château des cornes d'Urfé

Suggestion n ° 4

The Horns of Urfé and the Bois Noirs massif

Located in the heart of the Bois Noirs massif, the Château des Cornes d'Urfé will offer you an exceptional 360 ° panorama. Change of scenery guaranteed!

The most of this day: possibility to rent an electric mountain bike at theChausseterre Inn to take advantage of the largest FFC mountain biking area in France.

Abbaye de Charlieu sous le soleil de printemps

Suggestion n ° 5

Charlieu, the most beautiful detour in France

Flirting with neighboring Burgundy, the town of Charlieu and its exceptional heritage invite you on a journey back in time.

The bonus of this day: an interactive game to play with the family thanks to the application Baludik.


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