Family Fun

“School’s out!”

It is children’s favourite chant, but for parents, it’s the start of a real headache: how to keep them busy. Don’t panic, the Roanne area has more than one trick up its sleeve to satisfy your every desire.

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Commelle-Vernay

The Belvédères (panoramic viewpoints) scenic railway

Five minutes from Roanne, board the panoramic viewpoints tourist train for a guided ride for one hour and fifteen minutes alongside the Loire.
Saint-Priest-la-Roche

Château de la Roche

Anchored on a rocky peak since the 13th century, the Château de la Roche is the emblematic monument of the Loire Gorges, because of its improbable location overhanging the river.
Saint-Rirand

The Monts de la Madeleine bisons

In the green freshness of the Monts de la Madeleine mountains, discover the life of a herd of American plains bison in their natural environment, on board a covered wagon....