The more, the merrier! In Roannais, we also verify this adage. You are a large family, a group of friends, an association or a company, here are my TOP 5 activities to do as a group.

Visite de Roanne en bus
Tour of Roanne by bus © Marlène Chegallon OTRA

1. Guided tours to discover the territory

Do you like to discover the history of a region, a village or an artistic profession?
Adapt the visit to the interests of your group for an informative and enriching time to do together.
In Roannais, many sites are open to group visits:

Also take advantage of the new program Guided Tours in Roannais, you can book your visit now for a small group.
Four themes are proposed in this program to suit as many people as possible:

  • Patrimony : The program mixes visits to Roanne and its different neighborhoods, visits to Villages of Character but also visits to more unknown sites or villages,
  • Producers: Gastronomy is the discovery of our products and our producers with, for example, chocolate and Bertrand Chocolatier, cheeses and cold meats with Farmers’ Delights.
  • Artistic careers : Artisans open their workshops to share the passion for their profession and their renowned know-how. For example, Julian Perez, artistic ironworker, the Hat Museum in Roanne or even Upholsterer Didier Chaux are all new features in the program,
  • Businesses : Roanne companies showcase their professions through exclusive visits. For example : The Fabrikathé, blenders of teas and infusions or even the Mons cheese dairy, cheese refiner reveal their know-how within their premises.

2. Hiking in a group is more fun

La hiking is one of the best group activities for people who love the great outdoors. The Roannais is an ideal playground which offers nature with 1000 faces: rolling landscapes, bocages, Loire gorges…

The “country hikes” are local specialties and friendly meetings for a group hike. A village offers an organized walk, generally on Sunday, with several choices of circuits depending on the level of each person. The concept: throughout the circuit, supplies of local products are offered for a gourmet break.

Balade gourmande dans le vignoble de la Côte Roannaise

Also, I suggest you combine conviviality, gastronomy and hiking for a pleasant and festive outing with the Gourmet walk in Côte Roannaise.
At the heart of vineyard of the Côte Roannaise, this wine tourism walk is an opportunity to discover AOC wines through taste stages. So form your group and register for one of the 2 meetings offered:

  • Saturday July 6: in the evening for a “walk” circuit with 4 departures staggered from 19 p.m. to 20:30 p.m. The evening will be festive with a tavern ball,
  • Sunday July 7: during the day for a walk. From starter to dessert, step by step, visitors enjoy a gourmet meal and quality wines in a warm, rural atmosphere.

Happiness is only real if it is shared!

Into the Wild

3. A bowling evening to compete

Bowling is the guarantee of a lively outing to do as a group. It is suitable for all ages and accessible to everyone!
In Riorges, theBowling area welcomes young and old with its 14 trails equipped with barriers and slides for the youngest.
Want to spice things up? Plan your teams in advance and organize a “bowling tournament”.
Simple to organize, it will be an opportunity to create a healthy and fun competition for everyone. Also enjoy the bowling bar and restaurant for a moment of shared pleasure.

4. A multi-handed cooking workshop

Atelier pâtisserie sans-gluten chez Cocon à Roanne

Become a pastry chef for a few hours and develop group cohesion through the mutual assistance required during the proposed recipes.
Cocoon à Roanne is a multi-service business around gluten-free and sharing. The chef offers workshops for team-building, birthdays or hen parties.
In an equipped, warm and friendly space, learn how to work with gluten-free recipes. An ideal moment to bond the group together while carrying out the recipe between concentration and precision.
After this discovery workshop, the group will be able to enjoy the comfort of tasting all the creations, each one as delicious as the next.

Trust our group service for your stays

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Our “Groups” service is available to offer you turnkey ideas.
And if you prefer, we can put together a tailor-made program to perfectly meet your expectations.
Simplify your life and trust us to manage the entire organization of your group trip.

5. Challenge with escape games

Escape-Game du Château de la Roche

I offer you a new way to discover a Roannais tourist site through play! Nothing better to unite a group.
And why not an escape game? For the record, the escape game is a life-size escape game whose goal is to escape from a room in a limited time. It can be declined in several themes.
In Roannais, the castle of la Roche, a must-see site, offers 2 games on the castle floors. Form teams and choose the one that suits you best:

These activities stimulate exchanges, make participants laugh and help develop real group cohesion while discovering Roannais and its sites. Take advantage of these activities for friendly and joyful moments.




Newly arrived in the Roannais, I have at heart to discover this territory which is full of surprises. Greedy, curious and always looking for an outing, I am delighted to share my tips and my experiences with you so that your moment in Roanne is irresistible!

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