A. To visit

A.1 De la Roche castel

Anchored on its rocky peak since the 13th century, the Château de la Roche is a charming romantic island.

Its location on the Loire River makes it an emblematic site of the Gorges de la Loire north of the Loire Department : seminar; escape game; theatralized visit

A.2 Lac des Sapins

The Lac des Sapins is an artificial lake located in the communes of Cublize and Ronno, in the Haut-Beaujolais, 65 km northwest of Lyon and 35 km east of Roanne.(4,50 € adult ; 3,50 € child)There are many activities to do (sailing, paintball, forest acrobatic course of the Forêt de l'Aventure, horse riding, hiking and cycling, electrically assisted bicycles, pedalo)The Lac des Sapins offers you outdoor leisure activities!All the family will find their happiness: the pleasure of swimming in the largest biological swimming pool in Europe, bathing chairs are available for people with reduced mobility (free), playgrounds and picnic areas set up around the lake, fitness trail, mini-golf, nautical base with adapted boats...

A.3 Villages de caractère of the Loire Department

Loire has many picturesque villages. They often present a strong patrimonial, architectural or landscape interest. However, they remain generally unknown and deserve to be better promoted. With this in mind, the Department of the Loire proposes that certain communes with remarkable architecture and environment become "Villages de caractère". (villages of less than 6,000 inhabitants, often with a medieval heritage).

You can check-out the 4th edition of the brochure "Les Secrets de Nos Villages" from this link : https://issuu.com/loiretourisme/docs/brochure-vdc-2018-version-def

Plan des lieux - Proche du domaine ForRest - Activités

The 5 outstanding villages at 40 minutes max around the Domaine ForRest

Charlieu, Ambierle, Le Crozet, Saint Haon le Chatel, Saint Jean de Saint Maurice

Le Crozet

This medieval city, became a "Village de Caractère" and "Village du Verre" (Glass Village) in 2011. It contains houses of the 13th, 15th and 16th centuries, testimonies of a rich past, which make the happiness of visitors

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A real fabulous panorama overlooking the river. Let yourself be seduced by its remarkable views (Celtic settlement, church, keep, ramparts, frescoes, renaissance manors)

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Dominating the plain of Roanne, Ambierle became famous for its Benedictine abbey founded in the Middle Ages. This country village is established on a promontory (400 m) :
priory of the 14th century, church of the15th century,roof with glazed tiles.
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From its rich history, the city has kept stone houses (13th century), picturesque half-timbered and corbelled houses (14th-15th century) or renaissance and classical architecture style. It is pleasant to take your time through its medieval streets.

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A charming village, in the middle of the countryside in unspoilt, peaceful surroundings, associating medieval and renaissance architecture.

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A.4 Château d'Urfé

In the heart of the Pays d'Urfé, on the commune of Champoly, come and discover the castle of the Cornes d'Urfé.. This medieval building will offer you a magnificent panorama on the surrounding mountains.

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