Saint-Étienne
The Essential
Interesting
Often considered to be an industrial city polluted by its coal mining industry, Saint Étienne provides a good example of successful redevelopment with its whitewashed façades, parks and attractive squares. Without turning its back on its past, the city now aims to become an important centre for design. It is keeping alive the tradition of innovation and creation, started in the 19C by the large industrial companies. The most important of which was the Manufacture des Armes (arms factory).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Saint-Étienne

Museum of Art and Industry
Museum of Art and Industry
Remodelled by architect Jean-Michel
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Puits Couriot - Museum mining park
Puits Couriot - Museum mining park
This old mine (which operated from 1913
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Gouffre d'Enfer
Gouffre d'Enfer
From the car park of the valley of the
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Grand'Église
Grand'Église
This Church, the only example of Gothic
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Place Jean-Jaurès
Place Jean-Jaurès
This square is very lively right from
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François I House
François I House
This is an attractive 16C facade adorned
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