Roanne (French pronunciation: [ʁɔan] ; Rouana in Arpitan) is a commune in the Loire department in central France. It is located 90 km (56 mi) northwest of Lyon on the Loire River. It has an important Museum, the Musée de Beaux-arts et d'Archéologie Joseph Déchelette (French), with many Egyptian artifacts. Wikipedia
Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Roanne, France. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Lyon also deserves a visit. Lyon, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Parc De La Tete D'Or, Basilique Notre Dame De Fourviere, Musee Miniature Et Cinema. Also, to reach Roanne, you'll have to take a flight to Lyon; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Popular vacation packages of Roanne are of 1-2 days.