A two-day trip to Roanne is perfect if you’re keen to check out the heritage of the Loire. Our hotel makes a great base for visiting the city and its tourist attractions. You’ve simply got to take in the castle keep — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. Next, take a stroll through the streets. You’ll come across the Museum of Fine Arts and the Maison des Métiers d'Art on the way, where you’ll find frequent new exhibitions. The city’s churches and chapels are also worth a visit.
A few days are all you need to explore Roanne itself, but the wider area is overflowing with wonders. If you’re booking a week-long stay at our hotel, consider heading out into the Roanne countryside. Start your trip with an excursion into the city to see the religious and historic monuments dotted throughout, then head out to roam the surrounding area. Take your pick from the Château de la Roche, Château d'Urfe, Charlieu — “one of the most beautiful detours in France” — the Abbaye de Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu and more... With a few snack breaks and meals in gourmet restaurants, there’s no finer place for a getaway than here.
There’s a fantastic array of cultural and sporting activities on offer in Roanne for enjoying with the kids. With fun trails to follow, theme parks, farms and interactive games, the region is brimming with ideas for a unique and entertaining family experience. Just five minutes from your hotel, the Train des Belvédères takes passengers along the Loire, from the Commelle viewpoint to the one at Magneux. Are you a family of history and heritage lovers? The area around Roanne is filled with castles that are crying out for you to visit.