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Roanne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Roanne in Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 24 km from Roanne

Visit Roanne: highlights and tourist information

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Roanne is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 24 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Roanne, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Roanne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 31 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

See Oingt guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 43 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of...

See Chateldon guide
Theize

Theize

at 44 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when...

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

See Bagnols guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has...

See Thiers guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La...

See Eveux guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 51 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled...

See Vichy guide
Anse

Anse

at 51 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains...

See Anse guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in...

See Courpiere guide

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Map of places to visit near Roanne

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Markets in and near Roanne

Market days in Roanne: weekly market: Sunday & Friday;

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (0km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (2km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (20km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (25km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (27km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (27km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (31km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about Roanne, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Roanne, France

What to do at Roanne? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Roanne.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (24km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (57km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (33km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (34km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

Roanne is in the eastern-center of France at 72 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Roanne is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Roanne

Canton: Roanne

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42300

Distance to Roanne

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 569 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 396 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Roanne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Commelle-Vernay, Le Coteau, Mably, Notre-Dame-de-Boisset, Parigny, Perreux, Riorges, Saint-Leger-sur-Roanne, Saint-Vincent-de-Boisset and Villerest.

This page in French: Visiter Roanne

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