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Practical information for a stay in SAINT-ETIENNE

Travelling to Saint-Étienne for the Rugby World Cup can be an exciting experience. Here’s some practical information you might find useful during your stay.

The weather

Saint-Étienne has an oceanic climate, with hot summers and cool winters. The average temperature in September and October, when the Rugby World Cup takes place, varies between 12°C and 20°C. Remember to bring weather-appropriate clothing, especially if you plan to attend outdoor matches.

Opening hours

Opening times for shops in Saint-Étienne vary, but most open at 9am and close at 7pm, Monday to Saturday. Supermarkets are generally open longer, often until 8 or 9pm. Many stores are closed on Sundays, with the exception of some supermarkets and stores in tourist areas.

Payment methods

The currency in France is the euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted in most places, but it’s always a good idea to carry some change for small shops or markets.

Emergency numbers

In an emergency, the number to dial is 112. It can be reached free of charge from any telephone. For medical emergencies, call 15, for the fire department call 18, and for the police call 17.

Safety standards

It’s important to observe safety regulations in stadiums and public places. Avoid leaving your belongings unattended, and be careful with your valuables.


Make the most of your stay in Saint-Étienne for the Rugby World Cup, but don’t forget to remain vigilant and respect the safety rules to ensure your trip is both enjoyable and safe.

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