A beautiful summer day under the sun, looking for a "swimming" corner? Admittedly in the Roannais you will not find the sea nevertheless, you will appreciate the freshness of the water at the lake of Villerest or in the swimming pools like the Nauticum of Roanne.

Villerest lake and its beach

Sun at the zenith, towel around the neck. Meet at Villerest beach to cool off! Games and slides will delight toddlers. Swimming or lazing around: the choice is yours.

Trampo-pedal boat combo for the tribes, a leisurely stroll to reach the viewpoint on the lake for the calm ones… From water sports to a simple walk, Lake Villerest has something for everyone. With its accesses and its car parks completely redesigned in 2020, it is the ideal place to relax.

In summer, swimming is supervised. On site you will find picnic tables, a shower and a toilet.

Swimming pools in the Roannais

Natural swimming very little for you? In the Roannais you will find several swimming pools that will meet your expectations. With large or small pools, paddling pools and shaded lawns, our pools are ready to welcome you.

Small focus on the swimming pool in the village of Saint-Just-en-Chevalet, 30 minutes from Roanne. In the heart of the Pays d'Urfé, enjoy water heated to 26 ° C and water games.

Cool off differently

Sometimes it is not necessary to bathe to cool off a bit. What better way to tame a river and understand all its character than to navigate it: several bases in Cordelle, Villerest and Briennon allow you to rent canoes, kayaks, boats, pedal boats or even oars. A fun moment, sometimes sporty but always soothing. It's up to you to find the nautical activity that suits you.

If you decide to rent at the Cordelle nautical base, you will have the opportunity to go to the Château de la Roche, a pearl in Auvergne-Rhone-Alps. What to take full view!

Roanne Beach

Each year, the town of Roanne transforms its marina for a popular event, Roanne plage. Fine sand, water games and also entertainment are fun for everyone, children and adults alike. If you're with the family and looking to cool off, take a break at the port. And for the more courageous, why not take advantage of the Véloire for a safe bike ride.

Are you hungry?

If you are looking for places to picnic by the water, near your swimming spot or a charming village, do not hesitate to consult the list of picnic areas.

L'avis de Frédérique

Frederique's opinion

Who hasn't splashed around as a child in a river that is often too cold, but what does it matter ?! If you are like me and want to revive your memories and introduce your children to these little pleasures, Roannais is for you! Far from the seaside resorts, here you will find authenticity! Wade in a river, dive in the Loire or swim in the lake, it's up to you. For my part, I recommend a family trip to the Chapel of Notre-Dame de Baffie in Saint-Germain-Laval. Quietly, come and cool off in the Aix river. And I can tell you that even if it is not deep, with a little imagination and a lot of splashing, you will end up soaking!

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