Religious Heritage

Spiritual itinerary

The Roanne area boasts a wealth of religious heritage including discreet chapels, majestic abbeys and churches. Its often thousand-year-old architecture tells us the story of a time and a saga waiting to be heard.

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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.
La Bénisson-Dieu

Abbey church

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

Medieval village

Medieval village with ruins of the dungeon – Gates and fortifications. St Maurice Church: renovated Romanesque church with its chancel completely covered with listed 12th...

Medieval village

Located at the foot of the Monts de la Madeleine mountains, the village of Ambierle is surrounded by the vineyards of the Côte Roannaise. The history of Ambierle is tied up...
Les Salles

Village de Les Salles

This village of 443 inhabitants located at 678 m above sea level welcomes you at exit 31 of the A89 motorway. Between its church housing frescoes of the twelfth century and its...

Ambierle priory church

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