The department of Loire has 12 villages of character

Of which 5 are in the Roannais

St-Jean-St-Maurice-sur-Loire

Charlieu

Le Crozet

Ambierle

St-Haon-le-Châtel

5 are in du Forez

Champdieu

Marols

Montarcher

St-Bonnet-le-Château

Sauvain

2 in the Pilat

Ste-Croix-en-Jarez
Malleval