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Holiday home for 6 people, with pool and terrace as well as view
4.0
1 review
Montbrison, Loire
from
£62per night
Holiday home for 10 people, with balcony/terrace
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 100m²
4.4
45 reviews
Roisey, Pilat Regional Nature Park
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£85per night
Cottage for 13 people, with pool and hot tub as well as garden and sauna
13 pers., 4 bedrooms, 220m²
4.8
32 reviews
Machézal, Roanne region
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£264per night
Apartment for 7 people, with pets
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 91m²
Roanne, Roanne region
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£87per night
Farmhouse for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
2.1
3 reviews
Chavanay, Pilat Regional Nature Park
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£90per night
Holiday home for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 80m²
Saint-Étienne, Pilat Regional Nature Park
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£100per night
Cottage for 8 people, with sauna and pool as well as garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 130m²
4.7
4 reviews
Ambierle, Roanne region
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£128per night
Castle for 8 people, with terrace and pool
3.8
1 review
La Pacaudière, Roanne region
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£135per night
Holiday home for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 70m²
Roanne, Roanne region
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£75per night
Country house for 4 people, with pool and garden
4.9
9 reviews
Roanne region, Loire
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£179per night
Country house for 14 people, with hot tub and garden
14 pers., 7 bedrooms, 200m²
Burdignes, Pilat Regional Nature Park
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£238per night
Cottage for 4 people, with balcony
4 pers.
Loire
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£35per night
Cottage for 12 people, with garden
12 pers., 3 bedrooms, 120m²
Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette, Pilat Regional Nature Park
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£99per night
Cottage for 4 people
4 pers.
Pilat Regional Nature Park, Loire
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£92per night
Holiday home for 8 people, with garden and pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 125m²
4.8
10 reviews
Pilat Regional Nature Park, Loire
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£254per night
Apartment for 2 people
2 pers.
Montbrison, Loire
from
£69per night
Holiday home for 2 people
Renaison, Roanne region
from
£97per night
Residence for 1 people
3.9
817 reviews
Saint-Étienne, Loire
from
£37per night
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Highlights in Loire

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

Most popular in Loire

Pool 58
Internet 267
Pet allowed 137
Balcony/Terrace 256
TV 294
Garden 250
Parking 289
Washing machine 288
Heating 264

Prices and availability

Prices

May
June
July
August
September
£111
04 Apr - 11 Apr
£101 per night
11 Apr - 18 Apr
£100 per night
18 Apr - 25 Apr
£104 per night
25 Apr - 02 May
£105 per night
02 May - 09 May
£103 per night
09 May - 16 May
£98 per night
16 May - 23 May
£95 per night
23 May - 30 May
£94 per night
30 May - 06 Jun
£95 per night
06 Jun - 13 Jun
£96 per night
13 Jun - 20 Jun
£98 per night
20 Jun - 27 Jun
£98 per night
27 Jun - 04 Jul
£100 per night
04 Jul - 11 Jul
£106 per night
11 Jul - 18 Jul
£109 per night
18 Jul - 25 Jul
£109 per night
25 Jul - 01 Aug
£107 per night
01 Aug - 08 Aug
£110 per night
08 Aug - 15 Aug
£111 per night
15 Aug - 22 Aug
£109 per night
22 Aug - 29 Aug
£106 per night
29 Aug - 05 Sep
£102 per night
05 Sep - 12 Sep
£99 per night
12 Sep - 19 Sep
£96 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

May
June
July
August
September
73 %
04 Apr - 11 Apr
55 %
11 Apr - 18 Apr
48 %
18 Apr - 25 Apr
52 %
25 Apr - 02 May
49 %
02 May - 09 May
51 %
09 May - 16 May
51 %
16 May - 23 May
49 %
23 May - 30 May
35 %
30 May - 06 Jun
32 %
06 Jun - 13 Jun
32 %
13 Jun - 20 Jun
33 %
20 Jun - 27 Jun
33 %
27 Jun - 04 Jul
35 %
04 Jul - 11 Jul
31 %
11 Jul - 18 Jul
30 %
18 Jul - 25 Jul
31 %
25 Jul - 01 Aug
45 %
01 Aug - 08 Aug
49 %
08 Aug - 15 Aug
54 %
15 Aug - 22 Aug
55 %
22 Aug - 29 Aug
64 %
29 Aug - 05 Sep
73 %
05 Sep - 12 Sep
72 %
12 Sep - 19 Sep
62 %
Percentage of available lettings

Holiday rentals and lettings 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 rentals. 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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Loire

How much does it cost to rent a holiday letting in Loire?

Our data shows that Loire has an average price of £105.32 per night, which is a relatively high one under the destinations in France.

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

According to our most recent historical data, the months with the cheapest prices in Loire are June, May, and March, with average prices from £94.31, £95.53 and £98.86, respectively.

When does the price of holiday rentals in Loire go up the most?

It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2019, that the costs per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£121.83), July (£115.13), and November (£107.71).

Are there usually many holiday rentals available in Loire?

When organising a trip to Loire, there is no need to plan well in advance, as the percentage of rentals booked is only 43%.

What are the best months for a sponteneous getaway?

April, March, and February are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the the largest number of accommodations free, with respective average availability figures of 73.75%, 73.4% and 64.5%.

Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?

The months with the lowest propereties available in Loire are, in order, July, August and May, with respective average availability figures of 38.25%, 38.6%, and 51.75%, based on data collected in 2019.

Are there many holiday rentals in Loire?

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