The press kit presents the destination through our 3 main themes: Nature, Heritage and Gastronomy as well as our novelties. Fill up on ideas for an upcoming topic dedicated to Roannais.

Le Roannais, a lovely destination, is ideal for disconnecting and having fun for a weekend or a stay. In addition to its gastronomic assets, there is a real cultural dimension and an art of living. In barely an hour from Lyon, Saint-Etienne or Clermont-Ferrand, the contrast is striking: green plains, hills with generous shapes, little architectural gems in warm colors like the not so distant South, the mysterious Loire and charming ...

It's new in 2024!

Each year, the Roannais is enriched with novelties in terms of accommodation, catering and even activities. For one of your next topics, dig into these new ideas:

Wine Route Press Kit

La Forez-Roannais Wine Route in Loire Volcanique is located in the heart of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in the Loire department, between the mounts of the Madeleine, the Forez mountains and the Loire river.
Taken in isolation, the appellation Roannaise coast brings together the municipalities located at the two North/South ends of the
area and displays a distance of 36 km, over around ten kilometers from East to West.

Traversée des vignes de la Côte Roannaise
Crossing the vineyards of the Côte Roannaise © Luc Olivier
activité ludique en trottinettes à travers vignes en Côte Roannaise, 100 % electrique


100% full nature

Mysterious land is looking for explorers to go on an adventure! It is said that all tastes are in nature, the Roannais is no exception to this rule with its landscapes sometimes generous in their shapes, sometimes by the water present in abundance.

The possibilities for hiking in Roannais are varied thanks to remarkable viewpoints where alternating amazing landscapes. Choose mountain biking and Open air destination, the largest MTB/FFC area in France.
Water is everywhere, wild with the Loire, longest river in France, or calm with the Roanne canal in Digoin. What's better than canoeing to discover landscapes differently?
Also discover the Roannais in the air to feel free and light: ULM, paramotor, hot air balloon, parachute…
The Roannais can be visited in a gentle way with fun activities. Original hikes aboard unusual vehicles like the electric scooters.

Dégustation de vin blanc au Domaine de la Rochette à Villemontais


Gluttony, this delicious defect

The Roannais is a gourmet story with many facets! Local savory or sweet specialties, there are enough to concoct a 100% local meal. On the flat side, we leave room with Beef from Charolles AOC.
The cheese board will be signed by the excellence of the Mons House. Gluttony will be at the rendezvous for dessert and coffee with Praluline® by François Pralus, Chocolates from Révillon ou Bertrand chocolatier. To water this local meal, Côte Roannaise wines et the Waters of Saint-Alban will know how to accompany the dishes. Gastronomy in Roannais is also a story of chefs: starred or not, they are all passionate about generous and tasty cuisine. Ideal for foodies and gourmets.

Le château de la Roche au milieu du fleuve Loire


Stories of stones

Revisiting history or simply admiring the treasures of the past, the Roanne region captivates with its rich heritage. The territory gives pride of place to priories and abbeys, a sign of an important monastic and spiritual past. Local life can be told in the various museums… to explore with curiosity!
Also, castles dating from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance open their doors, as evidenced by the castle of la Roche, as posed on the Loire river like a postcard decor.
We let ourselves be guided through the alleys of villages of character, with evocative names ... The soul of the place is always present and mingles with the dynamism of life today, a special atmosphere that we love!

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