B1. Walking in the Villages of Character

Village de caractère - Plan - Loire - Villerest - endroits uniques

B1. Walks and hiking in the Loire characterful villages

1. Charlieu : The medieval city of Charlieu. 2km - 1h - very easy file:///C:/Users/utilisateur/Downloads/2133832659fb4e3aad45991f945dda2e.pdf
2. Ambierle : Les Servajeans.: - 11km - 3h - medium file:///C:/Users/utilisateur/Downloads/0264ab00ed3a49d193e080ad08239e9e.pdf
3. St-Haon-le-Chatel : The forest of Pardières. : 10,5 - 3h15 - medium file:///C:/Users/utilisateur/Downloads/a2d9fe75ba8c4f78b94626f7b90c678b.pdf
4. St-Jean-St-Maurice-sur-Loire : St-Maurice between Loire and sky - 3,5 - 1h10 - very easyfile:///C:/Users/utilisateur/Downloads/dc971a7f82fd41f495875b9296642849.pdf

B2. Activities around the Villerest Lake

A few minutes drive from Roanne: a multi-activity area on the edges of the Loire.
Bateau promenade - Le Villerest Un - Roanne

Villerest beach side - lake side

A leisure centre welcomes you as soon as the first rays of sunshine appearFor the contemplative ones, the "Villerest-Un", a walking boat, offers you outings of 1 to 3 hours on the lake of Villerest to discover the treasures of the Loire banks. Fill up on activities for a fun summer!

Tourisme à Roanne - Le train touristique - Roanne

The Belvedere Tourist Train and the Magneux playground

In a Far-West atmosphere, the train team welcomes you from May to October for a visit of the Loire banks with your family or friends on board a tourist train.On the Commelle-Vernay side, a stone's throw from the Villerest lake, the Magneux playground offers free access to games for children and a mini-golf course (payable access).


Sometimes you can't agree with your family on what to do.In this case, we have a very good plan to provide you, which will be able to suit all your tribe, the site of Champlong: spa and table renowned in all the area, but also golf and archery for the most sporting.

Maison de charme - Villerest - Activité For-Rest

Castle of Champlong

Located a few kilometers from the center of Roanne, the Château de Champlong welcomes you in a green setting.A charming house from the 16th century transformed into a castle in the 18th century and entirely renovated by owners and restaurateurs in love with their land, this sumptuous residence offers the unique atmosphere of a warm house, a well known table and a wellness area, which we warmly recommend.
Golf - Activités For-Rest

Golf and archery

Are you a Robin Hood or a Tiger Wood? Whether you like golf or archery, this activity area is made for you. Nestled in a green setting with a breathtaking view of the Roannais hillsides, the Champlong site will allow you to combine both, relaxation and sport, in the heart of a preserved nature.
Located in an exceptional setting offering magnificent panoramas on the Roannais wine coast, the Roannais golf course welcomes you on its 9-hole PAR 36 course with a length of 2 939m.
A space of archery just a step away from the golf where concentration and dexterity are of put.

B3. Escapade and Gourmet Stay

Escapade and Gourmet Stay

Festival de la gastronomie à Roanne

The Maison TroisGros is a French Institution

Founded in 1930, it celebrated, in 1998, thirty consecutive years of 3 Michelin stars. Today, the third generation is at the helm and offers a tasty and authentic cuisine that celebrates every day a traditional gastronomy in a creative way 

Escapade Gourmande

coffret cadeaux et liste des restaurants partenaires

Market of Montbrison

Elected the "most beautiful market in France" in 2019

Come and discover this market which has existed since the Middle Ages!
200 non-sedentary traders will bring you new and quality products, in the food sector with a strong presence of small producers, clothing, bazaar ... Finding products picked up in the morning is still possible! It will be an opportunity for you to meet both passionate traders and authentic people, who come from all over the Forez region to stock up during this great event.

B4. Sports Activities


Chalmazel is an old French commune located in the Loire department in the Rhône-Alpes region, known for its winter sports resort and its castle.

La Loge des Gardes

La Loge des Gardes is a winter sports resort and a summer leisure park, located at the gateway to the Auvergne, in the extreme south of the Allier, on the border of the Loire and the Puy-de-Dôme. The slopes are located in the heart of the Assise forest, on the side of the Pierres du Jour, the highest point of the Madeleine mountains.