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Here at www.purefrancenow.com we are dedicated to informing people about this wonderful part of France – the Roannais region in the Rhône-Alpes.
This is a classic, traditional French area which is full of interest, delights, and opportunities.
We endeavour to encourage you to discover it for yourselves! (well, with a little help from us, too!)
The Roannais is rich in pure French conviviality – it is a generous and welcoming place.
It has a wealth of restaurants, including the famous 3 Michelin Star restaurant, La Maison Troisgros, well known all over the world!
Incredible mountain scenery, and 'secret' places. Gastronomic delicacies of all kind. Cote Roannaise wines and beautiful vineyards.
It is rich and varied with medieval villages, chateaux, ancient Roman Churches,, Monasteries, Abbeys, and a wealth of agricultural and industrial history, particularly that of textiles. There are several specialist museums concerning the regional aspects of the industrial revolution.
Leisure and sport activities are almost to many to mention, but they include Ski-ing, Golfing, Canoeing, horse-riding, cycling, boating, swimming, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, nature trailing, gliding, etc., etc.
Those interested in Art, Sculpture, Architecture, and other creative pursuits will not be disappointed.
There are some excellent art galleries, and shops, along with a variety of local artisans to provide creative sustenance!
All-in-all, the Roannais, and the Côte Roannaise is well worthy of a visit for a week or two at any time of the year, including the winter!
Ski-ing at Chalmazel and Loges de Garde is great fun for families and young children, and friends – even for serious skiers, and they are only 40 minutes drive away!
There's also some very good property buying opportunities in the region, whether for full renovation of character farmhouses or barns, etc., or for more developed and completed buildings.
This region, near the developing township of Roanne, and only an hour from Lyon, has exceptional property investment potential over the next 5 to 10 years.
New auto-routes with links to Paris, Lyon, and the south of France all combine to stimulate the desirability of the Roannais region. Not only that, but the TGV high-speed railway is also likely to be routed through Roanne in the near future, which will create massive business and property opportunities throughout the whole region.
Now is certainly the time to look, and at least consider, what this superb region has to offer!
If you want more information and help with locating property opportunities in the Roannais, Rhône-Alpes region we, at Purefrancenow, are able to assist in all aspects of property searching, purchase, and renovation, if required.
We have over 12 years experience of buying, developing and renovating property in the Roannais region.
This knowledge and expertise is invaluable, along with our reliable French contacts, artisans, and advisers on the ground.
Please have a read through the 'Who we are', 'What we do', and 'Recent projects' sections on this website.
There's obviously no commitment, and no initial costs. Just to talk to us about your possible requirements, whether property purchase or rental, and we will assist and advise where we can.
Our approach is informal, friendly, honest, and reliable, and our property search and recommendation service is entirely free.
So, just try us!