Roanne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Roanne: highlights and tourist information

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Roanne is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 72 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Roanne is 338 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire

Map of places to visit near Roanne

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

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)

Geography and distances

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