TIME FOR CULTURE!

Between exhibitions, workshops and festivals, Saint-Etienne is on the move in the cultural field! Around here, all talents can express themselves. We’ re like that, we like to let our imaginations run wild. Why not discover all that Saint-Etienne has to offer? Follow the guide, we’ll give you some of our favourites.

WE DISCOVER ATYPICAL EXHIBITIONS AND PLACES!

As far as exhibitions are concerned, if there is one not to be missed right now, it is this one: When design flops! During a stroll through the Cité du design, you will discover how market failures have become fascinating objects of design. Details of the exhibition: right here .
During a stroll through the Cité du design, you will discover how market failures have become fascinating objects of design. Details of the exhibition: right here
For architecture fans, the Le Corbusier site in Firminy hosts a little gem of an exhibition: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. For us, the must-see exhibition of this summer.

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WE EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF SAINT-ETIENNE

Around here, we like to wander around as we please. It is during these moments that we fill up with culture which also allows us to relive the history of the region.

For this, we head for the Museum of Art and Industry to discover how the first bicycle in France was invented in Saint-Etienne. Yes, it comes from here! We continue by making a diversion to the “Chaudron” as we like to call it in Saint Etienne.

We can then continue our exploration by inviting ourselves to the Puits Couriot (the mine museum for the connoisseurs ^^), in short it’s up to us. All that counts is to open your mind we tell you!

Good plan of the summer in the museums : The Museum of Art and Industry, the Mine Museum, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Saint-Etienne Metropole are free to visit until August 31st 2021.

To go further

While we’re at it, we might as well make the most of the effervescence of Saint-Etienne and for that, we propose to discover some places like we like them here:

  • Le Fil and its current music scene which has already revealed some local nuggets you’ve inevitably heard of: Terrenoire, La Belle Vie, Zed Yun Pavarotti and many others.
  • The Comédie de Saint-Étienne and its shows created locally and exported worldwide. It has also trained some fine people: Pio Marmaï, Sami Bouajila, Vincent Dedienne. So why deprive yourself of a performance?
  • The Saint-Etienne opera and its costumes and sets are made by the opera teams themselves. The luckiest among us will have the opportunity to visit these workshops, but beware, places are scarce.
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Top Tip

Around Saint-Étienne, there are plenty of ideas to visit the city differently. With this one, we even save money. So, take advantage of 10% off when buying online our tourist pass, the City Card !

GOOD SPOTS, PRACTICAL INFORMATION, DISCOVERIES OF ALL KINDS!