The Roannais

‘Irresistible’ - an adjective that reveals its true meaning to visitors whose breath is taken away by the magic of the Roannais region.

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The Côte Roannaise & its villages de caractère

Come and visit the five villages labelled villages de caractère in the Roannais, and take a trip back in time: Ambierle, Le Crozet, Saint-Haon-le-Châtel, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire and Charlieu.
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The northern gorges of the River Loire

In the north of the department, the Loire wends its way very discreetly, visible only from the lip of a gorge or sometimes more openly from a bend in the road.
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Fine dining

Fine dining in the Roannais is defined by its exceptional restaurants and their chefs’ love for the region.
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Pommiers en Forez and its priory

Possibility of themed, night and dramatised tours. An open door on the arts, the priory at Pommiers invites you on a journey across a thousand years of architecture.
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The Roanne-Digoin canal

With a shady towpath running alongside, the gentle flow of the ‘Roanne to Digoin’ canal offers a moment of relaxation by the waterside.
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