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What to look for when visiting SAINT-ETIENNE?

Saint-Étienne is a city with an impressive wealth of culture and history, perfect for visitors to the Rugby World Cup. Here are just a few of the highlights not to be missed.

La Cité du Design

The Cité du Design is a complex dedicated to contemporary creation, design and art in all its forms. A former arms factory transformed into a place of creation and innovation, it hosts exhibitions, workshops and conferences.

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Located a few kilometers from the city, the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain is one of France’s most important museums. It houses an exceptional collection of works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat

Close to Saint-Étienne, the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat offers numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking and paragliding. The landscapes of mountains, forests and meadows are simply breathtaking.

The Mine Museum

Saint-Étienne has a long mining history, and the Musée de la Mine is the ideal place to discover this part of the city’s history. You can visit an old mine and learn about the life of the miners.

The Crêt de Roc district

This historic district of Saint-Étienne is famous for its staircase houses and narrow streets. It’s the perfect place for a leisurely stroll and to discover the local architecture.

Museum of Art and Industry

This museum bears witness to Saint-Étienne’s industrial history, particularly in the fields of armory, cycles and ribbons. A must for understanding the city’s development.


Take advantage of your stay in Saint-Étienne to discover these treasures, as well as experience the passion of rugby!

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