Living + Teaching in Saint Étienne, France

Population: 171,260
Département: Loire


Where to Drink

Where to Eat


 

Le Gros Roger
39 rue Désiré Claude

La Nota Bene
8 Place Jean Jaurès

Le Novello
14 rue de la Résistance

La Table du 10
10 rue des Fossés

Le Stromboli
7 rue Michel Servet

Les Bleuets
36 rue du Onze Novembre

Chez Sam
12 rue Grenette

 

Soggy Bottom
9 rue de la Résistance

Le Saint Patrick
44 rue des Martyrs de Vingré

The Smoking Dog
5 rue Georges Dupré

Lipopette Bar
5 rue Saint-François

Brussel Corner
2 Cours Victor Hugo

Melies
10 Place Jean Jaurès


Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


 

Mary's Coffee Shop
17 rue Léon Nautin

Chez Marinette
21 rue Jose Frappa

Melies
10 Place Jean Jaurès

Le Bul
7 rue Francis Garnier

La Mine
2 Cours Jovin Bouchard

Le Kopa Beach
19 rue Georges Dupré

Club'in Box
25 rue Jean Claude Tissot

Slag Heaps
8 Place Albert Thomas


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


 

Musée d'Art Moderne
Rue Fernand Léger

Musée d'Art et d'Industrie
2 Place Louis Comte

Cité du Design
3 rue Javelin Pagnon

Musée de la Mine
Boulevard Maréchal Désperay

  • Biennale du Design (biannual design festival that occurs each odd-numbered years) 
  • Fête du Saint Barbe (December) 
  • St. Patrick's Day parties
  • Concerts at Musée de la Mine in the Salle des Pendules
  • Fête de la Musique (June) 
  • UJM Student Festival (end of May) 
  • Christmas markets in December
  • ête des Lumières in Lyon in December

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips


 

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities


 
  • Hiking at La Rochetaille or Pilat
  • Little beach at St. Victor Sur Loire
  • kiing nearby
  • Parc d'Europe
  • Jardin des Plantes

Housing Examples


 
  • 270€ per month for a large apartment shared with 3 roommates in the city center  
    (wifi + utilities not included)

Worst Things About
Saint-Etienne

Best Things About
Saint-Etienne


 
  • Very friendly and helpful locals
  • Close proximity to Lyon (45 minutes by train)
  • It can seem like a "dead city" without much to do

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants


  • There is always something going on in Saint-Étienne - you just have to look!
  • If all else fails, Lyon is a short, 45-minute train ride away.

 

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