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.
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.
- Morning: Visit of old center or discovery of Joseph-Déchelette Museum
- Compulsory passage 🙂 in one of the Pralus boutiques to taste a portion of pralulin®
- Lunch: there is no shortage of restaurants in Roanne ...
For a quick lunch: The Bouchon des Halles
For a beautiful terrace: In the gourmet garden
For an unusual setting: Between two O
For a gourmet lunch: The Central ou Adventure
- Afternoon: Bike ride on the Veloire along the canal
And if you want to rent a bike, our rental companies are at your disposal
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Morning: Visit of one of Charlieu's two museums - silk museum ou hospital museum followed by a stroll through the historic center of Charlieu.
- Lunch in Charlieu.
For a quick meal: LE Grand Café.
For a gourmet lunch: Atelier Rongefer ou The Relais de l'Abbaye.
- Afternoon: Guided tour of theBenedictine abbey by Charlieu.