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 place Louis-Comte
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 ..
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..
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..
33 Avenue Denfert Rochereau F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Prix Prices from : 59 €
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Hôtel Les Poteaux Carrés offers pet-friendly accommodation in Saint-Étienne. Private parking is available on site. The rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms include a seating area wh..
18 Rue De La Résistance F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Centrally located in Saint Etienne, Hotel Furania is close to the city’s restaurants, cinemas, shops and theatres. Every morning a breakfast buffet is served. Geoffroy-Guichard Sadium is 4 km away. Guest rooms at Hotel Furania are decorated with war..
29-31 Avenue Denfert Rochereau F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Prix Prices from : 57 €
The Terminus du Forez is in the heart of the Saint Etienne, opposite the Chateaucreux TGV station. It offers rooms with bath or shower, satellite TV and free WiFi. Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium is 2.5 km away. The air-conditioned restaurant, La Loco, se..
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 boulevard 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..
19bis cours Victor-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 rue de Lodi F - 42000 St-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 rue St-Simon F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
7 rue François Gillet F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
In a narrow little street in the city centre you come across this new bistro, which is likely to be a hit with the locals. The chef knows his stuff: he puts together flavourful and market-fresh dishes that showcase his technical skill and flair for s..