The fibre of excellence
Roanne’s excellence is not cultivated just at the stoves! Besides gastronomy, the region concentrates a wide variety of talents with numerous Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best Workers in France) craftsmen. A stronghold of the textile industry, the Roanne area also has numerous recognised businesses combining tradition and innovation.
The landscape of the Roanne region is deeply marked by textile activity, the fruit of a long tradition. Established as early as the Middle Ages, the spinning and weaving of linen and of hemp gave birth to the peasant weaver.
The Roanne area shines also by the quality of its craftsmen. Whether they be jewellers, earthenware makers, potters, sculptors, cabinetmakers or bookbinders, all contribute to the vitality of craftsmanship in the Roanne area and invite you to discover their know-hows.