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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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.

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.

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....

Musée de la Cravate et du Textile

The museum is housed in an old canvas factory built in 1856. From the former boss’s office to the garden, by way of the factory, discover the history of textiles in the...