The friends from St-Jean-St-Maurice-sur-Loire are pleased to welcome you on their website.
The association wishes to share with you the cultural treasures of its village through its history and its monuments.
This site is an invitation to discover the village, its landscapes and its art of living, during a guided tour with friends.
A village with character
St-Jean-St-Maurice-sur-Loire is located in the north of the department of the Loire, 15km away from Roanne. Historically, it is composed of two boroughs, one created around a former Benedictine priory, and the other one at the foot of its castle overlooking the river Loire. The site classified “village of character” offers awesome views of the river and of the surrounding countryside: the imposing silhouette of the former dungeon and the walls of the old castle have always been inspiring for painters or ceramists .
The village located in the area of Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) “Côte Roannaise” also has some good tables and guest rooms to host the pilgrims of St Jacques, or tourists staying longer. Talented craftsmen open their workshop so that you can appreciate their knowledge and techniques.
The association is currently working on a visit for children, scheduled for next March on the theme of the Middle Ages.