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Getting There -- Trains and some buses serve Roanne from nearby cities, notably Lyon; the train is a lot more convenient. By train, Roanne lies 3 hours from Paris and 1 hour and 10 minutes from Lyon; for information, call tel. 08-92-35-35-35, or visit www.voyages-sncf.com. If you're driving, follow N7 northwest from Lyon to Roanne. From Paris, follow A6 south to Nemours and continue southwest on N7.

Visitor Information -- The Office de Tourisme is at Place Maréchal de Lattre-de-Tassigny (tel. 04-77-71-51-77; www.leroannais.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.