Lorette is a commune with 4575 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the Loire department in the Rhône -Alpes. It belongs administratively to the arrondissement of Saint- Étienne and the District of La Grand- Croix.
Lorette is located in the valley of greed, about 15 kilometers northeast of Saint -Etienne, on the edge of the Regional Park of Pilat.
Neighboring municipalities are:
- In the North: Genilac
- In the Northeast: Rive- de-Gier
- In the southeast: Farnay
- In the southwest of La Grand- Choix
- In the West: Cellieu
Lorette is on the railway line Lyon -Saint -Etienne, and on the A47 motorway. The nearest airfield Saint- Chamond - L'Horme is about 5 kilometers away.
The racing driver Alain Prost was born here on February 24, 1955 at the hospital Les Berceaux.