Welcome to the forez

In the Loire department, 1 hour from Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand, Forez offers you an authentic experience.

Nestling between the Forez mountains and the gorges of the Loire, Forez is a 4-season region where authenticity has left its mark. It’s an ideal destination for nature and heritage experiences, with picturesque villages, numerous hiking trails and the largest FFC mountain bike area in France. Come and explore the many facets of Forez and let yourself be seduced by its beauty.

View interactive map Carte de la France pour situer le territoire du Forez dans la Loire 42
Carte touristique pour situer le territoire du Forez dans la Loire 42

Get out, get moving, get rolling

In the Forez region, adventures take place on a grand scale, with your eyes always on the horizon.

Not a minute to lose! Take one of our 5 GR® trails, ride on France’s largest FFC mountain bike area, the Espace Grand Air, explore the Forez mountains on our trails and climb to the highest peaks on foot to admire the stars.

Hiking and nature