Things to do in Roanne

New to Roanne? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Roanne

If you're in Roanne to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.


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La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière

⭐️ 4.7 (26990)

Place Bellecour

⭐️ 4.4 (21523)

Musée des Confluences

⭐️ 4.5 (19085)

Fresque des Lyonnais

⭐️ 4.6 (5107)

Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière

⭐️ 4.6 (4686)

Mur des Canuts

⭐️ 4.6 (4516)

Château de la Roche

⭐️ 4.6 (2037)

ibis budget Roanne

⭐️ 4.0 (574)

Patinoire de Roanne

⭐️ 4.2 (555)

Laser & Beers

⭐️ 4.6 (548)

The top affordable restaurants in Roanne

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Roanne city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Don Camillo

⭐️ 4.6 (1128)

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⭐️ 4 (766)

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Les Remparts

⭐️ 4.3 (741)

Price Range: $$

Auberge des délices

⭐️ 4.4 (660)

Price Range: $$

Au Fil de L Eau

⭐️ 4.3 (627)

Price Range: $$

La Place Rouge

⭐️ 4.4 (512)

Price Range: $$

Entre deux Ô

⭐️ 4.7 (469)

Price Range: $$

La Marmotte Gourmande

⭐️ 4.5 (449)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (443)

Price Range: $$

Maison Bouquet

⭐️ 4.4 (435)

Price Range: $$

L'Aventure Restaurant

⭐️ 4.7 (401)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Roanne

These are curated, high quality experiences in Roanne hosted by locals!

Visit and tasting at the Château

End your night in some of the best bars in Roanne

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Roanne, curated exclusively for you.

La Place Rouge

⭐️ 4.4 (518)

Price Range: $$

The Still

⭐️ 4.1 (397)

Price Range: $$

Le Clemenceau

⭐️ 4 (381)

Price Range: $$

Le Pulp 2.0

⭐️ 4 (372)

Price Range: $$

V and B Roanne

⭐️ 4.7 (247)

La Belle Mousse

⭐️ 4.4 (159)

Price Range: $$

Bar Le Club

⭐️ 4.4 (127)

Price Range: $

L'un verse

⭐️ 4.3 (114)

Price Range: $$

Le Sultan

⭐️ 4.2 (106)

Le Vikto bar

⭐️ 4.4 (86)


⭐️ 4.4 (73)

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Pick from the best places to stay in Roanne

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Roanne you've come to the right place.

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Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the Château de la Petite Gironde: Enjoy the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of this 12th century castle and its lush surrounding gardens.
  2. Explore the little town of Roanne, its culture and its local products. This charming small town offers great historic sites and a unique shopping experience.
  3. Take a Cruise on the Loire River: Enjoy a leisurely cruise on the picturesque Loire River to admire the stunning scenery and admire the magnificent landmarks along the way.

Roanne is at its best in the springtime, when the mild temperatures are ideal for touring the city and its various attractions. The flowers are blooming and the days are long, making outdoor exploration and sightseeing easier. Summer is also a great time to visit, with a bustling night-life and plenty of festivals to enjoy.

Visiting Roanne offers a wealth of experiences which can be enjoyed in a few days. Two nights is sufficient to explore the attractions of the city and sample its culinary delights. One day can be spent admiring the historic architecture of the old city and the following day can be dedicated to discovering the magical Loire River. An evening can be spent at one of Roanne's many restaurants, tasting the local specialties.

Exploring Roanne, France is easy with multiple transportation options. The city offers public transportation including buses, trolleys and more. Taxis are also available in the city center as well as car rental and bike rental. For those wanting a more scenic experience, River and Canal cruises are available for visitors.

Roanne is an excellent destination choice for families. Pack a picnic and head over to Parc des Coteaux, a beautiful green space with playgrounds, mini golf and a petting zoo. For a more cultural experience, visit Château de La Bâtie, an impressive medieval castle from the 12th century. For a fun day out, take a boat trip down the Canal du Centre for panoramic views of the city.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Roanne. To start off we'd have to mention Le Vikto bar, Le Manhattan, Le Pulp 2.0. Check out our page on the best bars in Roanne.

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