Book a room in one of our affordable Première Classe hotels in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and set out to explore Saint-Étienne. With a weekend away, you get the chance to stroll beneath the city’s top monuments. The Maison François Ier, Tour de la Droguerie, city hall, the former chamber of commerce, the Palais Mimard and the Nouvelles Galeries give visitors the chance to plunge into Saint-Étienne’s rich heritage. Take a break out in the fresh air in Parc Montaud or the botanical garden.
You’ll be amazed at the cultural and natural heritage found in Saint-Étienne. Over the course of a week the city will reveal all sorts of architectural nuggets to you, within easy reach of our Première Classe hotels. Travel through centuries and styles with the Bourse du Travail and École des Mines (Neoclassical), Subit-Gouyou House (Art Deco), Saint-Étienne Cathedral (Gothic Revival), the Grand'Église (Gothic) and many more. After all this sightseeing, escape to the forests and hills of the Pilat Regional Nature Park for a hike in nature not far from your hotel.
Once you’re comfortably settled in your Première Classe hotel room, don’t waste a single second — there’s plenty of exploring for you and the family to do in Saint-Étienne. A wander through the city is always an interesting thing to do first. Build on it with a visit to the Mining Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the planetarium and the Museum of Art and Industry. Have your kids got energy to burn? After you’ve finished all the exciting sightseeing, head out for some fresh air. They won’t know which way to go first at the Parc de l’Europe, what with the miniature train, carousel and playground.