What to do when it rains

It’s raining… Don’t let it spoil your holiday !

You’re on vacation in Roanne and the weather becomes covered? We select for you ideas for outings for fun without getting wet!

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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.


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.

Hospital Museum

It is within the walls of the Hôtel-Dieu, a superb 18th century building, that the hospital museum was created. Reconstructions of rooms dating from the end of the 19th...

Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology

The Joseph Déchelette Museum enables you to discover daily life in Roanne in Gallo-Roman times. Discover also the collection of ancient ceramics which is one of the finest...

Alice Taverne Museum

Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions. Permanent collections: daily life 1840 - 1950, reconstructions of interiors and themed rooms, temporary exhibitions.
La Bénisson-Dieu

Abbey church

Cistercian abbey founded in 1138 under the name of Notre Dame de la Bénédiction de Dieu.

Museum of Time and Fire

History of fire from Prehistory to now. Collection of lighters including Gay-Lussac’s famous one. A room devoted to lighters and objects of French soldiers in First World War.

Ambierle priory church

A "Site Clunisien" approved Cluniac Site. A priory church from the 15th century (listed Historical Monument).
Le Crozet

Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions in the old part of Le Crozet

Old peasant interior, old looms, reconstruction of workshop, regional and archaeological library. Temporary exhibition. Guided tour of the medieval village of Crozet and of its...

Atelier enfants “Jouons au Moyen Âge entre copains !”

Friday 3 August 2018 at 3.30 PM.

Friday 17 August 2018 at 3.30 PM.

Atelier pour enfants "jeux médiévaux"

Sunday 23 September 2018 at 3 PM.