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Holidays to Loire

Split in two by the river that shares its name, Loire is an ideal destination for revitalising walks through sumptuous scenery and charming villages.

Situated in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, this department is home to the cities of Saint-Étienne in the south and Roanne in the north. The land between the two is tremendously varied, with forests, ponds and peat bogs providing fertile ground for a wide range of animal life, particularly birds. During your walks, you will also come across pretty little villages and museums for all the family.

Loire's natural surroundings are one of its main draws. Extending over 270 square miles in the south of the department, the mountainous Pilat Regional Natural Park is fabulous to explore on hikes along some of its 900 miles of signposted trails. Winter sports are just as popular here too, especially Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Returning to the river, you can go for a wander around the Loire Gorges Regional Nature Reserve, a magnificent hilly landscape that is home to a number of rare bird species.

Like the rest of the department, both the natural park and nature reserve are scattered with villages where time has stood still. For example, stop off in Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez in the Pilat mountain range or Saint-Bonnet-le-Château perched on a rocky promontory and offering outstanding views of the region. Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire is also remarkable for its tower with unforgettable panoramic views of the river.

There are also a great many interesting attractions to visit. In Apinac, the whole family will love the Vignal Windmill, which was built in 1783 and still works today. If you go to Montbrison, don't miss the Allard Museum with its exhibitions of fine art, toys and nature. Finally, animal lovers will be in heaven at Espace zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, a wildlife park best known for its great apes but also home to many other species.

Loire is easy to reach by car via the A72 and A89 motorways. You can also travel by train to Saint-Étienne. For local travel between the region's towns and villages, the TIL transport network is very handy. Taking a holiday here is a perfectly natural decision. Head to the Loire for a breath of fresh air!


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ResidHotel Saint Etienne Centre £33
ResidHotel Saint Etienne Centre

ResidHotel Saint Etienne Centre

5 rue Louis Braille, Saint-Etienne
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 230 reviews
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    Located in the heart of Saint-Etienne, this residence is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo and within 3 miles (5 km) of Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Musee d'Art et d'Industrie and Cite du Design are also within 1 mile (2 km).

    Premiere Classe Saint Etienne Nord - Villars £22
    Premiere Classe Saint Etienne Nord - Villars

    Premiere Classe Saint Etienne Nord - Villars

    9, Rue de l'Artisanat, Villars
       
      2.7
      of 5, from 178 reviews
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      Located in the heart of Villars, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Musee des Beaux-Arts and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. University Hospital of Saint-Etienne and Saint-Etienne Golf Club are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      B&B Hôtel Saint-Etienne Monthieu £34
      B&B Hôtel Saint-Etienne Monthieu

      B&B Hôtel Saint-Etienne Monthieu

      17 Rue Marc Charras, Saint-Etienne
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 132 reviews
        2.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in Saint-Etienne, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Zenith Saint-Etienne Metropole and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo and Jean Monnet University are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        Hotel Kyriad Saint Etienne Centre £39
        Hotel Kyriad Saint Etienne Centre

        Hotel Kyriad Saint Etienne Centre

        77 rue de la Montat, Saint-Etienne
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 170 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Saint-Etienne, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo and within 3 miles (5 km) of Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Musee d'Art et d'Industrie and Cite du Design are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Centre - Villars £39
          Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Centre - Villars

          Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Centre - Villars

          Rue de l'Artisanat, Villars
             
            4.0
            of 5, from 258 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Musee des Beaux-Arts and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Musée des Verts and University Hospital of Saint-Etienne are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Premiere Classe Roanne - Perreux £23
            Premiere Classe Roanne - Perreux

            Premiere Classe Roanne - Perreux

            ZAC des Plaines, Perreux
               
              3.2
              of 5, from 135 reviews
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              Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Municipal Theatre of Roanne, Port of Roanne and Centre Hospitalier De Roanne. Clinique du Renaison and Halle Des Sports Andre Vacheresse are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Relais du Silence Domaine La Charpinière £100
              Relais du Silence Domaine La Charpinière

              Relais du Silence Domaine La Charpinière

              Lieu dit La Charpinière, Saint-Galmier
                 
                4.6
                of 5, from 35 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Saint-Galmier, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Casino JOA de Montrond, Forez Golf Club and Musee du Chapeau. Musee des Beaux-Arts and Stade Geoffroy-Guichard are also within 12 miles (20 km).

                ibis budget Saint Etienne £40
                ibis budget Saint Etienne

                ibis budget Saint Etienne

                21 Boulevard Georges Pompidou, Saint-Etienne
                   
                  3.6
                  of 5, from 28 reviews
                  2.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Saint-Etienne, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zenith Saint-Etienne Metropole and Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Musee des Beaux-Arts is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) away.

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