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Insee code42182
AltitudeFrom 327 to 820 meters
Surface23.04 km²
Population2990 inhabitants
Density129 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Haon-le-Châtel at 2.8 km (7 min)
Chief townSaint-Etienne (at 87 km, 65 min)Saint-André-d'Apchon at 3.3 km (7 min)
DepartmentLoireSaint-Haon-le-Vieux at 4.4 km (8 min)
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Renaison, whose name seems to come from the river, is located north west of the department of the Loire, in the canton of Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, in the district of Roanne.

The common Renaison, with an area of ​​2304 hectares, is part of the Coast Roannaise. Piedmont Mountains of Madeleine which correspond to the northern extension of the Forez mountains, the peaks materialize the border between the departments of the Loire and Allier.

The village of Renaison present an altitude of 382 m with a minimum altitude of 351 m at a place called the "Bérands" and a maximum altitude of 798 m to "Drayants".

Everything is to live well in Renaison. Economic life is intense and varied. The wine is well represented (production of more than 2000 hectoliters of wine AOC designation awarded by decree 14 February 1994). Besides the wine, found in the plain the cultivation of wheat, rye and breeding of Charolais. On the industrial and artisanal Renaison account fifty companies. The commercial activity such as services to the population are well represented.

Renaison is fortunate to count among its artists one of the last 15 clog makers in France (there were 20,000 at the beginning of last century).

On a tourist Renaison and its region offer many advantages: the rolling countryside and is pleasant to visit different places of the town are the starting point for many hikes.

The two dams in particular, are among the privileged places for walkers. Chartres is the dam of an arch dam and would seem he one of the oldest arch dams of France. Put water in 1882, it covers 21 hectares and has a holding 3,620,000 m3. At the edge of the dam that rises one of the highest trees of France, a Douglas 53 m and a volume of 22 m3. Just beside the dam Rouchain built in 1976, covers 39 hectares and has a retaining 6.5 million m3. This is a gravity dam. Both dams are a source of drinking water of Roanne is the sweetest water in France. The shady grounds of the dam of Chartres is a popular destination and attracts many tourists.

Certainly Renaison like many other towns of France, suffered terrible hardships both during the 100 years war with rampages due to the royal army during the siege in St Haon le Châtel in 1440 by Charles the seventh, the Plague in 1629-1630 that made a hecatomb, or closer to home, the tragic events of August 10, 1944 where two hotels were burned and 28 Renaisonnais deported. To these facts, the common, 11 November 1948 was cited in the order of the regiment. On May 8, 1949 Minister Claudius Petit handed the Croix de Guerre and April 22, 1978, saw himself Renaison awarded the Cross of the clandestine. But throughout its evolution, Renaison has remained a friendly town.

Theodore Ogier, author of "France in Canton" in 1956, wrote "The cleanliness which reigns within this town is probably due to the good taste to be that its inhabitants". Everything is done and everything will be done so that these writings are still relevant.


  • The romantic organ: it was built about the years 1870-1871 by the organ builders of English Eugene and John Abbey. It was sold in 1981, the Association of St. Roch Renaison. Its kind, it is one of the most important of the Rhone-Alpes. It lends itself to the interpretation of romantic-symphonic works and contemporary. It has been listed building November 12, 1991. Contact: Association of St. Roch, or organist (email: Ronald.Heinrich @
  • The chapel of Saint-Roch is in 1869, following a donation of land to the Municipality, that the present chapel was built by architect M. Chatard. In 1977, the association St Roch undertook the renovation of its building and its enclosure. From this place, we discover a view over the rooftops of the village and the surrounding landscape. Contact: +33 4 77 64 25 97.
  • The castle of Bernarde: private property, open every two years to visitors during the Heritage Day. It was built in 1720-1750. Work completed in 1832 set up a very fine 18th century castle park classified as historical monument.
  • Dams of Chartres (The Task) and Rouchain are located close to each other. It is a place for walkers.
  • The first, built from 1888 to 1891 is a work of art in stone, set in lush greenery. This is an arch dam and would be one of the oldest in France, put water in 1892, it covers 21 hectares and has a retainer 3,620,000 m3, its height is 51 m for a length of 221 m. At the edge of the dam that rises one of the tallest trees of France, a Douglas 53 m and a volume of 22 m3.
  • The second, built in 1976, is an imposing work in rock, it covers 39 hectares and has a reservoir of 6.5 million m3, is a gravity dam.
  • These two dams fed Roanne Roanne and plain drinking water that is the sweetest of France.
  • The clog: clogs the craftsmanship of yesterday and today.
  • The amusement park: Mini-Golf - Bowling outside - Tours of donkeys - Outdoor games. Information +33 4 77 63 17 91.
  • Sports:
  • Walks.
  • Rock climbing (near the dam Rouchain).
  • Tennis.


  • The second Sunday in April: Walk Renaisonnaises Associations (Room ERA). Contact: +33 4 77 64 49 08.
  • The first weekend in June: Day Classes (Town Hall Square). Contact: +33 6 09 43 35 71.
  • Last weekend of June: Patron Saint's Day (Town Hall Square). Contact: +33 6 09 43 35 71.
  • June-July: Coast Car Rally Roannaise. Contact: +33 4 77 64 47 81.
  • July-August: Festival of the Monts de la Madeleine (concert, recital) - Castle of Taron, Renaison church, in some winemakers. Contact: +33 4 70 56 48 98.
  • 2nd Saturday in October: Rise of the Southern Cross (running race) - Town Hall Square. Contact: +33 4 77 44 43 00.
  • The second Sunday in October: Gentlemen of Renaison (bicycle race) - IF Coast Roannaise. Contact: +33 4 77 66 95 54.
  • The first Sunday in November: Hike and Ride in Roanne (room ERA). Contact: +33 4 77 68 64 75.
  • The first weekend in December: Craft Fair and trade (in the streets, instead of November 11, room and hall associations ERA). Contact: +33 4 77 62 11 41.
  • The first Sunday in December: Walking Tour (Town Hall Square). Contact: +33 4 77 64 25 25.


  • Activities: Hiking - Acrobranches - Paintball.
  • Ambierle:
  • Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions. Contact: +33 4 77 65 60 99.
  • Together Priory - Church of the 15th century altarpiece.
  • Arcon:
  • Murcins and Arboretum Great Pic of Rochefort (1075 m) - Educational farm.
  • Pouilly-les-Nonains: 12th century church, 16th century. Home of the Prioress.
  • Saint-Alban-les-Eaux
  • Park mineral water: Area sources.
  • Virgin polychrome 17th century in the church.
  • Saint-André-d'Apchon:
  • Church of the 13th century, 16th century - Castle, exterior view. Contact: Town Hall: +33 4 77 65 81 74.
  • Saint-Germain-Lespinasse:
  • Church 19th century murals, paintings classified MH, loft, porch.
  • Saint-Haon-le-Chatel: Classified site, a medieval village.
  • Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice:
  • Listed site - Manoir de la Blackberry
  • Saint-Maurice: 13th century frescoes, including a fresco of St. Jacques de Compostela (Pilgrim Step).
  • St. Rirand:
  • Tray of Glassware
  • Bison Park.
  • The Prugne:
  • La Loge des Gardes a ski resort half an hour of Renaison. Contact: Loge des Gardes: +33 4 70 56 44 44.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshopCraftFreeArconsat (24 km)
Carriage ride in South BurgundyNature and the outdoorsFrom 65 € to 390 €Tancon (30 km)

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French cuisine restaurantLa Table L'Essensiel au Château de Champlong 4 *  
GOURMET - For an eyeful of your gourmet guests, nothing like a trip into the countryside gastronomic Roanne. Natural gem, sumptuous castle transformed into the eighteenth century kitchen...
Located 9.4 km from Renaison61 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Bonheur est dans le Pre   SPECIAL OFFER
CHARM - A Roanne, happiness is in the meadow... or in the restaurant ! Happiness is in the Pre ? A charming restaurant that cultivates simplicity and usability in the manner of a bistro,...
Located 10.5 km from Renaison33 € per person 

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Chalet with 2 bedroomsCabane des gallochieres    
Family cabin and cabin torque. Lighting the candle and solar. Wood stove. Dry toilets. Green building authentic site or tranquility dominates the modern world with stunning views.
Located 8 km from Renaison65 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsLa Ferme aux abeilles    
At the heart of Roanne coast, nestled in a friendly country, the 'Farm Bees', invites you to relax and enjoy the wonders of the region (vineyards, picturesque villages, architecture,...
Located 8.2 km from RenaisonFrom 53 € to 63 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsMaison Dauphin  
Le Crozet
We offer you a suite of 2 bedrooms and a lounge on the 2nd floor of our house of the sixteenth century in the center of the medieval village of Crozet.
Located 10.3 km from Renaison60 € the double room 

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Farm for 9 personsGîte 'Les Volets Bleus' (3 épis)  
Renovated farmhouse in a small hamlet (700 m) of the Monts de la Madeleine, between Auvergne and Roannaise Coast, famous for its wines and gastronomy. On a plot of 5000 m², large house...
Located 4.9 km from RenaisonFrom 475 € to 685 € per week 
House for 8 personsMaison de campagne dans un petit village   NEW
Come and enjoy the joys of the season by renting our house in the village mill Cherier the heart of the mountains of the madeleine, ideally located close to Lyon St Etienne aotoroute...
Located 8.1 km from Renaison270 € per week 
Farm for 11 personsLe Sapey ferme Gite 10 pers- très isolée  
10 pers cottage-very isolated 900-SPA Whirlpool -beautiful garden with pond comfort in the heart of a future regional park, this former farmhouse classified 4 stars has a beautiful...
Located 10 km from RenaisonFrom 450 € to 1050 € per week 

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50 places over 2 haL'orée du lac    
Quiet, friendly camping friendly. Shaded. Located 5 km from Roanne and near Lake Villerest. On the lake you can swim fish navigate.
Located 11.7 km from RenaisonFrom 14 € to 16 € per day 
65 places over 1,8 haCamping de Mars    
At the heart of the peninsula of Mars, this small family-oriented camping comfort, hospitality and quiet day and night will captivate you. The heated from May 1 to 30.09, a playground...
Located 18.4 km from RenaisonFrom 15 € to 25 € per day 
87 places over 3 haCamping d'arpheuilles    
Camping in Roanne, on Lake Villerest. It is located in a beautiful setting filled with greenery. The campsite has a private beach, 1 pool, wading pool, playground, mini golf, canoeing...
Located 18.9 km from RenaisonFrom 14.50 € to 22.50 € per day 

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Hôtel du Golf - Hotel in RenaisonHôtel du Golf    
Located a 5-minute drive from Roanne city centre and 1 km from Villerest Lake , this hotel features a garden with outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking...
Located 9.2 km from RenaisonRoom from 44 €
Le Chateau De Champlong - Hotel in RenaisonLe Chateau De Champlong     
Le Château de Champlong is a 16th-century manor surrounded by a 2-hectare garden located in the charming town of Villerest. It offers an on-site spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a...
Located 9.4 km from RenaisonRoom from 115 €
Camping Auberge les Myrtilles - Hotel in RenaisonCamping Auberge les Myrtilles 
Auberge les Myrtilles provides self-catering cottages within a camping ground in the Bourbonnais mountains in the Auvergne region, 6 km from Loge des Gardes ski resort. The grounds...
Located 9.6 km from RenaisonRoom from 42 €

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Hôtel Tenor
Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, Hôtel Tenor is 5 minutes from the Chateaucreux TGV station and 10 minutes from the Geoffroy Guichard stadium. Free...
Aire Naturelle de Camping Les Cerisiers
Petit camping familial ombre calme tous commerces et activités à proximité
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