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
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. 2 place 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..
3, rue Cugnot F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
Prix Prices from : 53 €
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..
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. Guest rooms at Hotel Furania are decorated with warm colours. They have a private bathroom..
11 Rue François Gillet F - 42000 Saint-Étienne
In the heart of Saint-Étienne, Hotel Du Cheval Noir is a 5 minute walk from the city centre. It offers WI-Fi access in a location 1 km from Châteaucreux train station. The rooms at Cheval Noir are soundproof and offer an LCD TV. Each has a refrigera..
38 rue 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, ..
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.
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..
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..
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...
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..