A village with character
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire is located in the north of the Loire department, 15 km from Roanne. It is historically composed of two villages, one created around a former Benedictine priory, the other at the foot of its castle overlooking the Loire. The site, classified as a “village with character”, offers remarkable views of the river and the surrounding countryside: the imposing silhoutte of the old keep and the walls of the old castle habe always been a source of inspiration for painters and ceramists.
The village located in the Côte Roannaise Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) area also has some good restaurants anf guests rooms for welcoming pilgrims to Santiago, or for tourists who stay longer. Talented craftsmen open their workshop to make you appreciate their know-how.
The association offers guided tours for people with visual impairment.