Lorette (Loire)

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

Transport links

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.