Guided tours

Enjoy a shared moment of cultural discovery in our beautiful Forez region. All year round, call upon our guides to help you strike the perfect balance between quenching that thirst for adventure and gaining from within a sense of the spirit of this multi-faceted region.


Visite Guidée Château Couzan - Loire Forez

Major events

Check out the calender of major events hosted in Forez. Trust us, they’re worth coming for. Music lovers and gourmet foodies, do not miss these events designed with you in mind. Check out the programme!


Grands évènements - Monts de la Balle - Cléo Kiddo

Events calendar

If you’re passing by or just fancy visiting the mountains or plain of Forez, don’t forget to check the day-to-day programme of events.  Take your pick from our events calender for the coming evening, the weekend, or the following week.


Fête de la musique dans le Forez


Don’t leave Forez without trying our specialities: Fourme de Montbrison cheese, patia (potatoes in cream), or boudin d’herbe (blood sausage made with vegetables and herbs). Choose your restaurant, brasserie, pizzeria or crêperie and book your table. Your tastebuds won’t regret it.


Couverts et table dressés en restaurant - Loire Forez

Going out

No more evenings in front of the telly. Here in Forez, you can make up for lost time by going out for a drink, to a nightclub, to see a show or why not a film. With friends or family, your evening out will be a perfect moment of straightforward togetherness.


Restaurants autour de Boen sur Lignon

With children

Not easy to keep the little ones entertained, but Forez is here to help! There’s something to suit every taste and age group. Your children will be thrilled with the bowling alley, museums, treetop adventure trail or horseriding experience.


Activités pour les enfants - Loire Forez

Bad-weather activities

Rain, fog, wind… against all expectations, bad weather is stopping you from going out… So this is your chance to discover a host of indoor activities available in Forez.


Activités par mauvais temps - Loire Forez

Culture and heritage

Characterful villages, religious heritage, châteaux, castles, museums, etc. The Forez is home to an outstanding heritage of wonders and well-kept secrets! Discover our cultural activities and the local craftsmanship!


Culture et Patrimoine Collégiale Montbrison - Loire Forez

Markets and local producers

Good food is great, but it’s even better when it’s locally-sourced in Forez. Come and meet our local producers any day of the week at the markets of Loire Forez where you can sample their delicious produce: Fourme de Montbrison cheese, honey, wine, oil, coffee, craft beer, and so on.


Montbrison - Plus beau marché de France 2019