Roanne is a city in Loire, Southeastern France.

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Roanne is located about an hour from Digoin , Lyon and Saint-Étienne and about an hour and a half from Clermont-Ferrand.

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  • Lyon-Part-Dieu (1 hr 5 min), Lyon-Perrache (1 hr 10 min) , Clermont-Ferrand (1 hr 15 min), Saint-Étienne-Châteaucreux (1 hr 10 min), Tarare (35 min), by direct TER connections Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
  • Paris-Gare-de-Lyon via:
    • Le Creusot (by Région Express coaches ) + TGV (3 hr 15 min)
    • Moulins-sur-Allier (by Intercités ) (3 hr 45 min)
    • Lyon-Part-Dieu by TER + TGV (3 hr 30 min)
    • Vichy (via Intercités) (4 hr 10 min)

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  • Roanne airport (RNE  IATA), in the town of Saint-Léger-sur-Roanne.

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Map of Roanne

The STAR network (Société des Transports de l'Agglomération Roannaise) provides a very dense public transport service. The single ticket is sold for €1.35. The OuRA card can be loaded according to its uses, such as taking the train on the SNCF network.

An exchange centre in the Mulsant district, next to the station, brings together all urban and interurban transport and the bus providing service to the Creusot TGV station in 1 hour 30 minutes. The bus station is home to 9 regular lines serving the municipalities of Balbigny, Neulise, Saint-Martin-d'Estréaux, Ambierle, Renaison, La Gresle, Perreux, Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, Saint-Just-en-Chevalet, Saint-Germain-Laval, Boen, Charlieu, Vougy, Chauffailles, and Briennon.

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Château de Roanne
  • 1 Château de Roanne. It is the oldest building in Roanne, built in the 11th century.  
Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church
  • 2 Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church (Minimes Church), rue des Minimes. Built by the Lyon diocesan architect Auguste Desjardins in 1864. Gothic in style from the 13th century, it is built in hard-grained limestone end enhanced with Volvic lava in places. It has a magnificent high altar, a sculpted altarpiece and statues like Notre-Dame-de-Pitié. It is also the largest and most beautiful of the churches in Roanne. The bell tower undertaken around 1884 contains the largest bell in the city (1,660 kg). In 1926, after losing the cross adorning its facade, an additional bell was added.
  • 3 Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology Joseph-Déchelette (musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie Joseph-Déchelette), 22 rue Anatole France (lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the STAR (Roannais Bus Network) at the Carrefour Helvetique stop). M W-F 10:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00; Sa Su 14:00-18:00. The municipal museum of Roanne. €4.70, free for those under 26.  

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  • Charles de Gaulle, Maréchal Foch, Jean Jaurès, Alsace Lorraine and Brison streets have shops of many national brands
  • Espace Saint-Louis, in the city centre, has a Carrefour Market supermarket and shopping mall

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  • Maison Troisgros, Place de la Gare, +33 4 77 71 66 97. M 19:00-21:30, Th-Su 12:00-13:30 and 19:00-21:30. World-renowned restaurant that obtained three Michelin stars in 1968 and has held them since. From €155.
  • 1 Le central, 1, Place Jean Troisgros, +33 4 77 71 66 97, fax: +33 4 77 70 39 77, . Tu-Sa. 3 Michelin stars. One of the pillars of French cuisine. €24-120.

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The local wine is called Roannaise. Red is fruity and light; rosé lighter still and tasty; white also available. Volume of production seems limited.

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