Things to see and do - Saint-Chamond
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Saint-Chamond Travel guide
Saint-Chamond : Michelin's recommendations
An important industrial centre, Saint-Chamond rounds up forges steel works, engineering works, plastic manufacturers... This taste for heavy industry, greatly inspired its mayor Antoine Pinay (1891-1994), who in 1960 fathered the «heavy» franc (yes, yes, remind yourselves what there was before the euro). As for the formula 1 pilot (and today manufacturer), Alain Prost, he orginates from here.
28 av. de la Libération F - 42400 Saint-Chamond
The diplomatic message here is unequivocal: fresh fine cuisine judiciously blending flavours to diners' delight. Also worthy of note is its reasonable prices.