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Saint-Etienne Office de tourisme
16 ave de la Liberation Saint-Etienne

Tel:+33 (0)4 77 49 39 00
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Saint-Etienne has always been known as an industrial centre for coal-mining and armaments.  However, urban renewal of late including the arrival of a new tramway has changed the face of this lively city.  In fact, Saint-Etienne is now promoting itself as a city of art and culture and indeed there are some interesting museums and galleries to be found here.   

Your exploration should probably begin around the lively Place de Peuple and the 18th century quarter around rue des Martyrs de Vingre.  Nearby you'll also see some interesting metallic architecture which dates back to the Industrial Revolution, most notably the Gare de Chateaucreux.  The small port also makes for an interesting detour.

What to See - Saint Etienne Attractions

Planetarium de Saint-Etienne
Espace Fauriel, 28 rue Ponchardier, Saint-Etienne 42000
Saint Etienne's futuristic planetarium
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 77 25 54 92

Musee des transports urbains
STAS, Grands Mats, St Priest En Jarez 42270
a retrospective of the history of urban transport
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Thur (14h30-17h00) | Tel: +33 (0)4 77 92 82 00

L'Eglise Sainte-Marie
rue E.Gervais, Saint-Etienne 42000
19th century church of neo-byzantine inspiration

Musee de la Mine
3 Bd F. d'Esperey, Saint-Etienne 42000
discover the universe of a miner on the site of the former Couriot mines
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 77 43 83 23

Musee d'Art Moderne
La Terrasse, Saint-Etienne 42000
a noteworthy modern art museum with works by Warhol, Frank Stella, Rodin, Matisse and the list goes onů
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 77 79 52 52

Musee d'Art et d'Industrie
Place Louis Comte, Saint-Etienne 42000
a look into Saint-Etienne's industrial heritage
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 77 49 73 00