Top 10 Things to do in Saint-Etienne, France

February 14, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best top things to do in Saint-Etienne, France including Musee de la mine, Musee des Verts, Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, Planetarium de Saint-Etienne, Museum of Modern Art, Musee du Vieux St Etienne, Eglise Sainte Marie, Cite du Design, La Grand'Eglise, Metamorphosis.
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1. Musee de la mine

3 bd Marechal Franchet D Esperey, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 43 83 23
Excellent
53%
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 491 reviews

Musee de la mine

Reviewed By Navaja F - Copenhagen, Denmark

Very rich collections about the history of the zenith of the industrial period of Saint Etienne.
The museography is rather modern: computers with pictures in free access, videos, huge models...
All texts are translated in English.
I strongly recommend the guided tour: you go down in a real reconstitution of a mine's gallery. The guide I have was extremely nice and expert about the topic.
Several parkings (free the sunday) surround the museum. You can also reach it by train and stop to "Clapier" train station which is in front of it.
The entrance is free every Sundays: a great especially if you have children!

2. Musee des Verts

14 Rue Paul et Pierre Guichard, 42028, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 92 31 80
Excellent
61%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Musee des Verts

Reviewed By Dro40 - Quebec City, Canada

Interesting how St.Etienne has held on to the hope that its team can be as great as it once was. This city LIVES football (or soccer). Nice place to spend an hour or so.

3. Musee d'Art et d'Industrie

2 Place Louis Comte | Horaires d'ouverture: Sauf les mardis et les 01/01, 01/05, 14/07, 15/08, 01/11 et 25/12., 42000, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 49 73 00
Excellent
40%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 172 reviews

Musee d'Art et d'Industrie

Reviewed By Dan S - Kingston, Canada

Three different floors each unique and very interesting. A history of Bicycles in the basement, Ribbons on the second floor and then pistols and other weapons on the top floor. Really enjoyed my time there and not busy!

Espace Fauriel | 28 rue Pierre et Dominique Ponchardier, 42100, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 33 43 01
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Planetarium de Saint-Etienne

Reviewed By Zbigniew A

Really cool place expecially for youngers. Lot of knowledge about planets, beggining of solar system and some basics about sky (finding constellations, planets). Children were asked some questions during show and also were able to ask some after the show. One drawback is everything is in French with no translation So if you're not familiar with the subject can be frustrating.

5. Museum of Modern Art

42270, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 79 52 52
Excellent
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4 based on 99 reviews

Museum of Modern Art

A major gallery of contemporary art that includes works by Picasso and Warhol.

Reviewed By railtraveller65 - London, UK

This is onlt a provisional reiew because the main galleries were under renovation and rehanging at the time of my visit so onlt one room of the permanent collection and a temporary one were available, thogh they were worth seein. The museum is to the north of St Etienne and has its own tram stop I noted that its title is actually of modern and contemporary art; too many references to modern art only relate to the about the first half of the 20th Century. Here the content goes up to the present.

6. Musee du Vieux St Etienne

11 rue Gambetta, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 25 74 32
Excellent
15%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 32 reviews

Musee du Vieux St Etienne

Reviewed By ChrisPink - Bath, England

A little run-down maybe, the trap of all private 'benevole' museums but amply made up for my the welcome. A knowledgable and friendly madame who answered our questions and freely imparted her extensive knowledge of the town. An interesting exhibition of the evolution of one of France's important towns and a birthplace of the industrial revolution set in a an old and interesting 'hotel particulier'. A visit is recommended to this tranquil and interesting little museum.

7. Eglise Sainte Marie

1 rue Sainte Marie, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 32 57 64
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Eglise Sainte Marie

Reviewed By AnnKirby - Vancouver, Washington

A poster in French and English describes what happened here on June 6, 1944. What a story these medieval Gothic church walls could tell. Our French guide who has a doctorate in World War II history added another line to the ending of the poster story. The German soldiers hiding in the confessional who sneezed from the dust swept up while the sexton was clearing up the night's debris were machine-gunned.

8. Cite du Design

3 rue Javelin Pagnon, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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Poor
11%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 92 reviews

Cite du Design

Reviewed By Bernard B - Paris, France

In a vast former armament plant, Cité du Design is an interesting mix of old and new, combining start-up incubator, design college and research center in 19th and 21st century buildings

9. La Grand'Eglise

106 rue Guy Colombet, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 32 27 07
Excellent
37%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

La Grand'Eglise

Reviewed By Guillaume B - Saint-Etienne, France

La plus vieille église de Saint-Etienne. C'est une église romane, à l'intérieur un peu sombre mais qui incite au recueillement. A voir !

10. Metamorphosis

48 rue Michelet, 42000, Saint-Etienne, France +33 4 77 95 89 29
Excellent
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5 based on 6 reviews

Metamorphosis

Reviewed By Philippe C - Saint-Etienne, France

Depuis l'installation du lieu en 2015, j'avais envie de découvrir ce musée de la magie et ce spectacle proposé les mercredis, samedis et dimanches à 15h30 ou aux groupes sur réservation en soirée avec repas !
J'y suis allé en famille un samedi après-midi d'hiver et j'ai retrouvé mon âme d'enfant !
Le lieu est enchanteur, les hôtes sont sympathiques, le spectacle bien rôdé et la magie fait le reste !
On y passe un très bon moment et on peut ensuite ou avant visiter le musée fait d'affiches, de vêtements, d'accessoires authentiques de personnes qui ont consacré leur vie à la magie ! C'est une chance de les avoir à Saint-Etienne !

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