In shopping mode
The textile business is part of the Roanne area’s DNA. As early as the Middle Ages, peasant weavers would spin and weave flax and hemp. The many streams were also an asset as they provided the energy essential to running the textile factories and perfect purity for dyeing. The boom in the textile industry finally arose from the closeness of the silk manufacturers of Lyon who were to find skilled labour in the Roanne area.
Do you still need to satisfy your craving to shop? Then there are plenty of factory outlets and bargain hunters are sure to find what they are looking for.