Make way for culture through many local festivals, but known beyond our borders! Yes, because here, we have ideas and we like to share them. So, we follow the guide for one, two or several busy weekends!

Plenty of Festivals around here

Festivals, small or big events, shows to discover, it’s up to you. So how about getting inspired for one, two or more busy weekends?

Festivals, do you want some?

On the Saint-Etienne side, it bubbles all year round. Cinema festival, street art festival, comedy festival, jazz festival, electro, classical or celtic music festival, for all tastes, there is something for everyone! Whatever the season, the time of the year, or simply your state of mind, there is bound to be a festival to suit you. So to discover our program, it’s this way.


Small and large events

In addition to the abundance of festivals to discover, we cultivate ourselves thanks to all kinds of events.
Lovers of reading are eager to rediscover the Fête du Livre and its authors.
All the people of Saint-Etienne live the experience of St. Barbe’s Day for anyone who wants to play the game.
The most athletic are on the go to prepare for SaintéLyon.
Designers at heart have already planned their visit for the next International Design Biennial (in case you forgot, the next edition is in 2021).
So whether you are a traditional event or not, big or small, you just have to choose THE moment to live the Stephanoise experience that suits you. Right? 😉


To go further

We take advantage of our weekend in Saint-Etienne to (re)discover another facet ou side of the local cultural scene:

  • A visit of the Opera‘s manufacturing workshops followed by a show made in the Opera of Saint-Etienne.
  • A show at the Comédie with the new or former students of this institution from Saint-Etienne.
  • A concert at Le Fil to discover the rising scene in Saint-Etienne (with a bit of luck, you may come across a group while they’re recording).

It’s up to you to see what suits you best. Otherwise, for the most curious among you, here are a few more ideas to explore the range of talents from Saint-Etienne here.

HAMLET photos Charly JURINE

Top Tip

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