Things to see and do - Saint-Étienne
Unmissable tourist sites
Saint-Étienne Travel guide
Saint-Étienne : Michelin's recommendations
Often considered to be an industrial city polluted by its coal mining industry, Saint Étienne provides a good example of successful redevelopment with its whitewashed façades, parks and attractive squares. Without turning its back on its past, the city now aims to become an important centre for design. It is keeping alive the tradition of innovation and creation, started in the 19C by the large industrial companies. The most important of which was the Manufacture des Armes (arms factory).
Tourist attractions Saint-Étienne : Things to see and do
D88 F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Opposite you at the foot of the statue of Sacré-Coeur, looking down the famous Grand-Rue, you have a view over the whole of the town. To your extreme right Rochetaille crowns the town up high. Near the television mast you will see the Ondaine corrido..
2 pl. Louis-Comte F - 42100 Saint-Étienne
Remodelled by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte in the former Palace of Art, this museum houses a genuine conservatory of regional know-how. A modern layout enhances the exceptional collections that illustrate the town's creativity. The museum contains ..
La Terrasse F - 42000 St-Étienne
This huge museum boasts one of the finest public collections of 20C modern and contemporary art in France, just behind that of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Admire canvases by Pierre Soulages and Jean Dubuffet, works by American abstract artists, Ger..
29-31, av. Denfert Rochereau. F - 42100 SAINT ETIENNE
"Saint Etienne region as well as the Hotel Terminus Forez are well know for their warm welcome. You will enjoy the charming decoration: in the restaurant, wood decoration, brass lamp-shade, collection of 19th century mirrors, in the bedrooms, Eg..
11 rue François-Gillet F - 42100 saint etienne
15 Rue Gambetta F - 42000 SAINT ETIENNE
The 3-star Saint-Etienne Centre Aparthotel holiday residence is situated in the historic heart of the city. Its 86 brand new, fully-equipped apartments range from studios to 2-room apartments for 4 people and are ideal for extended business travel or..
10 r. de Lodi F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
A very simple and pretty restaurant, whose name evokes the five senses and hints at a taste for folly. Sure enough, the young chef concocts delightful dishes that are tasty, colourful and fun - and he clearly has a real knack for it. Probably the bes..
67 r. St-Simon F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
19 bis cours V. Hugo F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
The many regulars keep coming back here for more of the chef's classic cuisine, served in elegant surroundings near the food market. The Chesterfield lounge, while you wait...
5 cours Fauriel F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Recently taken over by its owner/chef, this small restaurant has been turned into a beautiful, contemporary eatery serving tasty and light modern cuisine.
17 bd J. Janin F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
The Régency is freshly spruced up after a complete renovation in 2011. Under the baton of an enthusiastic chef, the cuisine varies in line with the seasons and market availability. One thing that doesn't change however is its loyal following of regul..
38 r. des Martyrs-de-Vingré F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
The menu at this restaurant includes dishes such as a half lobster accompanied by a salad of fennel and basil, monkfish tournedos, herb bouillon and vegetable barigoule. Prepared by a young chef who trained in some of the country's best restaurants, ..