Things to do in Saint-Étienne

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Start with the Top Sights in Saint-Étienne

If you're in Saint-Étienne to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium

⭐️ 4.6 (7411)

Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

⭐️ 4.6 (6286)

Zénith de Saint-Étienne

⭐️ 4.3 (2922)

Volerie du Forez

⭐️ 4.7 (831)

Musée d'Art et d'Industrie

⭐️ 4.4 (740)

Parc Family Aventure

⭐️ 4.5 (671)

Great Mosque Mohammed VI Saint-Etienne

⭐️ 4.8 (600)

The island of delusions

⭐️ 3.9 (536)

Opéra de Saint-Étienne

⭐️ 4.5 (438)

S-Cape Game Saint Etienne

⭐️ 4.7 (333)

Patinoire de Saint-Étienne

⭐️ 3.5 (293)

The top affordable restaurants in Saint-Étienne

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Saint-Étienne city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

L'Escargot d'Or

⭐️ 4.3 (1316)

Price Range: $$

Piccadilly Circus

⭐️ 4 (911)

Price Range: $$

Chez Les Fondus Saint Étienne

⭐️ 4.5 (710)

Price Range: $$

La Java Bleue

⭐️ 4.4 (679)

Price Range: $$

le comptoir syrien

⭐️ 4.6 (666)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (640)

Price Range: $$

Le Glasgow

⭐️ 4.2 (512)

Price Range: $$

La Bouche Pleine

⭐️ 4.7 (501)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Du Minho

⭐️ 4.5 (497)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (398)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Un Eléphant dans Un Jeu de Quilles

⭐️ 4.5 (389)

Price Range: $$

End your night in some of the best bars in Saint-Étienne

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Saint-Étienne, curated exclusively for you.

Urban 8

⭐️ 4.3 (1319)

Price Range: $$

Chez Max

⭐️ 4.3 (1295)

Price Range: $$

Le Saint Patrick

⭐️ 4.4 (928)

Price Range: $$

The Smoking Dog

⭐️ 4.5 (576)

Price Range: $$

Mulligans of Sandymount

⭐️ 4.4 (545)

Price Range: $$

Lipopette Bar

⭐️ 4.6 (515)

Price Range: $$

Le Barberousse Saint Etienne

⭐️ 4.3 (479)

Price Range: $$

Hop Square

⭐️ 4.7 (447)

Slag Heaps Pubs & Bars

⭐️ 4.3 (385)

Price Range: $$

Night Flight

⭐️ 4.5 (288)

Price Range: $


⭐️ 4.4 (249)

Pick from the best places to stay in Saint-Étienne

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Saint-Étienne you've come to the right place.

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Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Saint-Étienne?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

A La Table des Lys

⭐️ 4.8 (1008)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Musee d'Art et d'Industrie for its wide range of collections, ranging from medieval to contemporary.
  2. Explore the Cathedral of Saint-Etienne, with its intricate 11th century stained glass windows and architecture.
  3. Enjoy the great outdoors by taking a leisurely stroll in the Jardin des Plantes park and botanical garden.

Saint-Etienne is best enjoyed in the milder temperatures of spring and autumn when days are generally mild and sunny. Autumn is particularly lovely as the leaves turn to rich golds and reds. Culture and outdoor activities are abundant from winter festivals to summer outdoor music concerts and markets.

Saint-Etienne is the perfect destination to explore the beautiful natural sites and historical monuments. While two days is enough to see the major sights, three to four days is the best amount of time to fully explore the city and its attractions. One can enjoy a leisurely walk around the city and spend a day each in its stunning parks and nearby wineries. Best of all, there are plenty of cultural events, museums and outdoor activities to keep one busy and entertained.

Saint-Étienne provide locals and visitors major public transportation options including metros, buses, trams, and provincial trains. If you’re looking for convenient and cheap transportation, the recently developed Bike’Epée bike sharing system is a great option. For those who prefer to explore Saint-Étienne on their own, there are many public and private taxi and car rental services available.

Saint-Etienne is a great place for families to have fun and explore together. Kids can immerse themselves in local history at in the Museum of Art and Industry, go for a ride on the miniature railway, or enjoy a picnic in the picturesque Montaud Park. For the more daring, a visit to the Mac-Lane Tree Adventure park is sure to be an unforgettable outdoor experience.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Saint-Étienne. To start off we'd have to mention Mulligans of Sandymount, Urban 8, Chez Max. Check out our page on the best bars in Saint-Étienne.

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