An hour from Auvergne and Puy de Dôme, our home port, Roannais reveals bucolic landscapes, a heritage of great beauty and gastronomy that seduces gourmets! So at Easter, our happy tribe (2 adults and 4 children aged 8 to 13) left for an extended family getaway of 4 days and 3 nights in this territory. We reveal our 5 “irresistible” steps!

The happy tribe

Escapade en famille en Roannais avec Caroline Segoni
Presentation of the family

Caroline Ségoni, journalist and blogger “Seeds of Adventurers” came with her tribe to discover Roannais for a family getaway. On the program of nature and cultural activities in a preserved Roannais! Let yourself be guided by his story…

Escapade en Famille à Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire

Stop at Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire

First stop at Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire, 15 km from Roanne, a very pretty village with two sides: medieval atmosphere in the center of Saint-Maurice, while Saint-Jean offers a splendid panorama of the surrounding landscape.
An advice ? Visit next The cure, a former presbytery transformed into a welcoming place for artists and craftsmen

Theatrical Visit to the Château de la Roche

South of Roanne, the castle of la Roche can be visited in a theatrical version. Led by our guide (and actress), we traveled in the past to reach the 1900s, in a series of reconstructed settings. Spatio-temporal change of scenery guaranteed!

Le château de la Roche au milieu du fleuve Loire au cœur du Roannais
The Château de la Roche in the middle of the Loire river © Clovis Huet / RT

A flowery snack at Ortillère

In Neaux, Véronique Moutier first welcomed us to L'Ortillière, a space where she introduces her visitors to the cultivation and processing of wild and aromatic plants.
On site, we learned to identify and then cook certain local plant species. Between syrups, soups and delicious treats, our recipe book has been enriched with new gourmet preparations.

Family getaway in the heart of the Grands Murcins forest

In the commune of Arcon, the Grands Murcins forest hosts a beautiful arboretum, rich in 250 different species of trees. It is also possible to learn about orienteering ; the opportunity for our tribe to confirm that this exercise is far from being our specialty: we got a little (a lot) lost, but we had fun!

Escapade en famille à la Gravière aux oiseaux à Mably

La Véloire and the Gravière aux Oiseaux

For the passionate cycle tourists that we are, take the Veloire was unmissable!
After renting our bikes at the Bicyclerie Roanne, On the Marina from Roanne, we followed the 25 km of the Véloire, and reached Mably.

We had an appointment with Adrien Montagne at the Bird Gravel, a developed natural space which allows you to observe the wild fauna and flora present on the site

Balade sur la Véloire, voie verte du département de la Loire
Walk on the Véloire © Guillaume Masseron / RT




Curious and always in search of new sensations, I multiply the experiences. I like going out to meet the great people of Roannaise gastronomy as much as taking an interest in the heritage of the region.

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