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What to do in SAINT-ETIENNE after the Rugby World Cup?

Saint-Étienne has plenty to offer visitors even after the Rugby World Cup is over. Whether you’re an art lover, history buff or nature enthusiast, you’ll find something to suit you. Here are a few suggestions for things to do in Saint-Étienne after the Rugby World Cup.

Visit to the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Considered one of France’s finest modern art museums, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole boasts a collection of over 20,000 works of art from the 20th century to the present day.

Walk in the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat

Located just a few kilometers from Saint-Étienne, the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat is an ideal place for nature lovers. Here you can hike, mountain bike, climb or simply enjoy the scenery.

Discovering industrial heritage

Saint-Étienne is a city strongly influenced by industry. Visit the Musée de la Mine to learn more about the city’s industrial history. You can also visit the Site Le Corbusier in Firminy, one of the famous architect’s most important architectural ensembles in Europe.

Shopping at the Cité du Design

Located on the former site of a weapons factory, the Cité du Design has become a flagship venue for creation and design in Saint-Étienne. Here you’ll find local designer boutiques, exhibitions and events

Tasting of local gastronomy

After rugby, what could be better than immersing yourself in the local gastronomy? Try the specialties of Saint-Etienne, such as râpée, a kind of potato pancake, or hot sausage.

Exploring the nightlife

After the World Cup, Saint-Étienne’s nightlife remains vibrant. Whether you prefer cosy bars, jazz clubs or lively discos, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained.


After the Rugby World Cup, take the time to discover what Saint-Étienne has to offer. It’s a city that will surprise and seduce you.

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