If you're heading to Saint-Étienne for a weekend, dedicate your time to design, the city’s crown jewel. Start in the neighborhood Firminy-Vert to explore architect Le Corbusier’s housing units, their vertical garden city and mind and body recreational center. In the evening, wander the streets of Old Saint-Étienne, close to your Kyriad hotel, before enjoying the culinary specialties of Saint-Étienne at the restaurant. For your second day of sightseeing, a trip through the Cité du Design will help you understand the subject more thoroughly through fascinating collections, guided tours or exciting conferences.
For a week-long stay in Saint-Étienne, set out to explore a city distinguished by UNESCO for its creativity. Discover the Cité du Design, then take a stroll through the neighborhood Firminy-Vert, toward Grüner Isle and its surprising arch, or to the Zénith, a futuristic concert hall. In the heart of Old Saint-Étienne, admire the architecture of the Maison Francis I before visiting the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Museum of Art and Industry. The Mine Museum sheds light on Saint-Étienne’s industrial heritage. And football fans certainly won’t want to miss Geoffroy Guichard Stadium!
Traveling as a family? Take advantage of a stop at Saint-Étienne to discover design through the eyes of children. The planetarium offers a cultural outing as exciting for adults as it is for kids. Make the most of good weather by exploring the city's 700 hectares of green spaces, including the Park of Europe, with mini-train, games and rides. Then continue the adventure by visiting the villages of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez and Saint-Victor-sur-Loire, and taking in their landscapes and food before your next stopover at one of our Kyriad hotels in Givors