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Highlights in Loire

  • Historical heritage
  • Museums
  • Green tourism
  • Tasty cuisine and great wines

Best Holiday Homes & Rentals in Loire

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Saint-Étienne, Pilat Regional Nature Park
Holiday Rental • 68 m² • 1 Bedroom
(16 reviews)
Worthy of a hotel service, the flat is composed of an entrance with a sofa, a separate and equipped kitchen, a living room with a large desk and a double sofa bed, a bedroom with a king-size bed, a bathroom with an Italian shower, as well as a balcony accessible from the living room and the bedroom. Located on the Cours Fauriel, one of the most beautiful areas of St-Etienne, you will be close to the train station without having to enter the city centre! Sheets and towels provided.The accommodation Located on the 4th floor, accessible by lift, the accommodation can accommodate 4 people and i...
from €62 / night
Montbrison, Loire
Gîte • 200 m² • 6 Bedrooms
Gîte of 200m² on the ground floor + first floor comprising beautiful living rooms: integrated and equipped kitchen, a large dining room and a cozy living room. The floor is entirely dedicated to night rooms with six comfortable bedrooms. The two levels of the house are equipped with complete sanitary facilities. Outside you will appreciate: the 18m² terrace, the 100m² courtyard and the 300m² shared garden with trees. On the property, you will also find a gite for 4 people (ref. 1028) and the owner's farm. Presence of a charging station on site. For more comfort, charges are included in the ...
from €114 / night
Pilat Regional Nature Park, Loire
Gîte • 130 m² • 3 Bedrooms
(2 reviews)
Gîte of 130 m² on the ground floor and upper floor, living room of 40 m² with fitted kitchen and lounge, 3 bedrooms. Second living room upstairs. Electric heating. St-Etienne 20 minutes away. Possibility of increasing the capacity of the gîte up to 14 people and of renting the adjoining rural gîte (N°4292) for a total of 19 people. Parking for 3 cars. We will particularly appreciate the coolness of the rooms during the hot summer days and the large capacity of the gîte. In mid-season, the wood stove brings a pleasant warmth in auxiliary heating. Gîte with covered terrace of 12 m² and garden...
from €69 / night

Prices and availability

Holiday lettings prices Loire

€132for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
€147 annual average
Average price per week

Holiday lettings availability Loire

62%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
63% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Holiday homes and rentals in the Loire

Whether you are a fan of museums or hiking, the Loire should seduce you. This department with its varied faces includes a wide selection of holiday homes. Some are located in the heart of cities such as Saint-Étienne or Roanne, others in pretty little villages such as Champdieu, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice or Marols. These rentals come in all sizes and styles, from the urban loft with its sleek design to the large country house with a garden. Enjoy the time spent during your week's holiday in the Loire by staying in a pleasant, practical and comfortable accommodation.

Holidays in the Loire

Location and orientation

The Loire, a true summary of the French landscape

The department takes its name from the river that crosses it for nearly 100 km. It is surrounded by the Saône-et-Loire, the Allier, the Puy-de-Dôme, the Haute-Loire, the Ardèche and the Rhône and belongs to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It includes several mountainous massifs, such as the Monts du Forez, the Monts de la Madeleine or the sommet du Pilat, but also vast plains and valleys. As you explore, you will have the impression that you will find yourself in Provence or in the heart of the Burgundy region, as the Loire presents such varied landscapes.

A department with little urbanization

The prefecture of the Loire is Saint-Étienne, forty-five minutes by car from Lyon. It is the only city in the department with more than 50,000 inhabitants. The other main municipalities are Roanne, Saint-Chamond, Montbrison, Firminy and Rive-de-Gier. From Paris, the fastest way to get to the Loire is to take a TGV train from Lyon Station to Saint-Étienne. This direct journey is made four to six times a day and takes only 2 hours and 45 minutes. The rest of the time, you can also easily take a TGV to Lyon Part-Dieu station and then finish your journey with a TER to Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux. If you wish to explore the Loire countryside, however, you will appreciate being able to travel by car once you get there.

Destination for art and history lovers

Saint-Étienne, a city rich in museums

Just like Lyon, Saint-Étienne can boast of reference institutions. Its former weapons factory, Manufrance, now houses a place entirely dedicated to contemporary creation, the Cité du Design. In addition to presenting exciting exhibitions, it hosts a major event every two years, the International Design Biennale. Another very interesting place to visit is the Mine Museum. It is installed in the former buildings of the Puits Couriot, the last mining shaft in Stephan, closed in 1973. Visitors can walk through the various spaces and observe several emblematic places such as the large sink, the compressor room and the lamp maintenance workshop. The most impressive room is certainly the famous "Hanging Room", where miners hung their clothes before going down into the tunnels.

Firminy, a reference for modern architecture

If Firminy is a small town of barely 17,000 inhabitants, it is home to the largest number of buildings built by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who is considered the father of the modern movement. The two most impressive are the Saint-Pierre church, a giant concrete cone with a dome pierced with holes to observe the constellations, and its Housing Unit. Comparable to the Cité Radieuse in Marseille, this 1965 building rises on 17 levels and has 414 rentals.

The chefs Pralus, Gagnaire and Troisgros are all from the Loire and regularly highlight the products of their home department in their creations.

Top 5 things to do

1. Hiking on Pilat

This mountainous massif located on the foothills of the Massif Central is the perfect setting for a hike or a bucolic walk. Its highest point is the Crêt de la Perdrix, from where you can see the Alpine massif in good weather. Don't miss the chirats, strange rock formations typical of Pilat, or go to the Saut du Gier, a pretty waterfall below the Ferme de la Jasserie.

2. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in Saint-Galmier

The small village is known for its naturally sparkling water springs, marketed by Danone under the name of Badoit. It also has several thermal baths where you can enjoy a massage, a mud wrap or a relaxing scrub.

3. Visit the Espace zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

This zoological park, strategically located between Lyon and Saint-Étienne, features animal species from all five continents. You can see snow leopards, lynxes, tamarins, wolves, Malaysian bears and many species of primates.

4. Down the slopes

The Loire has some winter sports resorts such as Chalmazel, in the Forez mountains. Its ski area culminates at an altitude of 1600 metres and includes 12 kilometres of slopes dedicated to alpine skiing. The Col de la Loge also offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. On sunny days, the resort's chairlift remains active to allow hikers to reach the peaks.

5. Discover the Château de Bouthéon

The Loire has many stately homes, including the Château de Bouthéon, an interesting synthesis of the Gothic, Renaissance and Neo-Gothic styles. The site includes not only the castle itself but also gardens, an animal park, spaces to host temporary exhibitions as well as an interpretation centre of the Forez and an aquarium.

FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Loire

On average, what was the cost for holiday homes in Loire in 2020, during the period hit by the pandemic?

Based on its annual average price of €114.16, Loire is not a destination that stands out as being the most expensive or the cheapest in France.

What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday home prices in Loire?

According to our most recent historical data, the months with the cheapest prices in Loire are January, May, and April, with average prices of €103, €103.33 and €103.38, respectively.

When are holiday rentals more expensive in Loire?

When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Loire, the most expensive months are, in descending order, December, July and November with average prices per night of €129, €127.35, and €126.35, respectively.

Are there usually many holiday homes available in Loire?

If you decide to discover Loire, we recommend organising your travels in advance because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 51% in the year 2020.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in Loire are January (the average amount of properties that are available reached 67% of the total in 2020), February (60.2%), and October (58.2%).

When are fewer holiday homes available?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 30.6% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (31.5%), and December (37.67%).

How many homes are available in Loire?

We have 690 properties for you in Loire, provided by our 18 local and international partners.

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