Things to see and do - Saint-Étienne
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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
2 pl. Louis-Comte F - 42100 Saint-Étienne
The vaulted garden level houses the largest public collection of French bicycles and features some unique items ranging from the Draisienne and the velocipede to the modern mono-tube frame bicycle. Exhibits include a Jackson monocycle with an interio..
La Terrasse F - 42000 St-Étienne
This huge museum provides an incomparable panorama of the art of the 20C and forms one of the most attractive public collections in France in this area. The period 1900-1945 shows the evolution towards the abstract through the works of Monnet, Kupka,..
D 8 F - 52210 Rochetaillée
To the right of the Auberge de la Cascade, a path follows the bed of the former river up to the foot of the dam. It's an impressive spot: the rock faces, which have been vigorously carved into, come close enough together to form a dark and narrow gor..
15 Rue Gambetta F - 42000 SAINT ETIENNE
Prix Prices from : 70 €
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..
3, rue Cugnot F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Prix Prices from : 49 €
This hotel is set in a 1930’s building, 30 metres from Saint-Etienne-Châteaucreux Station. It offers simple rooms with flat-screen TV and a shower, just a 5-minute walk from the city centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the entire Hotel Le Nati..
12 rue Blanqui F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Located in the centre of Saint-Etienne, Hôtel Tenor is 5 minutes from the Chateaucreux TGV station and 10 minutes from the Geoffroy Guichard stadium. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The guest rooms at the Hôtel Tenor are all serviced b..
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..
3 r. du Parc F - 42100 Rochetaillée
Although situated at the heart of a medieval village, this restaurant is resolutely contemporary. Superb views over the countryside, and cuisine that is highly regarded locally.
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...
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..
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.