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Inter-hotel Du Cheval Noir

Inter-hotel Du Cheval Noir

11 Rue Francois Gillet, Saint-Etienne 42000

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Saint-Etienne, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£56
Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Centre - Villars

Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Centre - Villars

Rue de l'Artisanat, Villars 42390

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (217 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Musee des Beaux-Arts and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Stade …

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City Lofthotel Saint Etienne

City Lofthotel Saint Etienne

15 Rue Gambetta, Saint-Etienne 42000

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (130 reviews)

Located in the heart of Saint-Etienne, this residence is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Musee d'Art et d'Industrie and within 3 mi (5 k …

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Best Western Saint-Etienne Aeroport

Best Western Saint-Etienne Aeroport

2 Boulevard Pierre Desgranges, Andrezieux-Boutheon 42160

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Musee des Beaux-Arts, …

£56
QUALYS-HOTEL Actuel

QUALYS-HOTEL Actuel

1 rue Edouard Garet, Andrezieux-Boutheon 42160

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (89 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, Musee des Beaux-Arts, …

£43
Au Rendez-vous des chasseurs

Au Rendez-vous des chasseurs

Route de l'Hermitage, Noiretable 42440

Situated in Noiretable, this hotel is within 25 mi (40 km) of Musee de la Coutellerie, Chateau d'Aulteribe, and Bastie d'Urfe …

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Terminus du Forez Saint Etienne Centre

Terminus du Forez Saint Etienne Centre

31 avenue Denfert Rochereau, Saint-Etienne 42000

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (138 reviews)

Located in the heart of Saint-Etienne, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Cathedral of Saint Charles Borromeo and within 3 mi …

£43
Austria

Austria

21 Place Massenet, Saint-Etienne 42000

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (87 reviews)

Situated in Saint-Etienne, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cite du Design, Musee des Beaux-Arts, and Stade …

£47
Relais du Silence Domaine la Charpinière

Relais du Silence Domaine la Charpinière

Lieu dit La Charpinière, Saint-Galmier 42330

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Situated in Chamboeuf, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Casino JOA de Montrond, Forez Golf Club, and Chateau de …

£109
Inter-Hotel Marytel

Inter-Hotel Marytel

95 Route De Lyon, Savigneux 42600

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (93 reviews)

Situated in Savigneux, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Church of Notre Dame Montbrison and within 9 mi (15 km) of Superflu …

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Pocket Guide: Loire

Not to be confused with the Loire Valley further west, the Loire department is set just west of Lyon along the southern reaches of the Loire River and near its source. This largely rural region is a tranquil corner of central France, a patchwork of farmland, peaceful villages and, the further south you go, gently rolling hills that eventually lead to the mountains and ridges of the Massif Central.

Explore Loire’s main city, St-Etienne, a former industrial centre which has been revitalised by cutting-edge modern architecture and fascinating museums. It’s also home to some of Le Corbusier’s most audacious architectural creations.

Where to Stay in Loire

Have St-Etienne’s attractions on your doorstep when you stay in a Loire hotel in the department’s capital. Or you could choose a hotel near St-Etienne’s airport. Not far away is the forming mining town of Villars, where you can choose from a good selection of contemporary hotels a short distance from the airport.

Things to Do in Loire

Discover rejuvenated St-Etienne – the capital’s former industrial buildings have been given a vibrant new lease of life. Check out the sleek Cité du Design, a massive exhibition hall based in an old arms factory, and learn about the role played by mining in the city’s fortunes at the Mining Museum. If you’re a fan of modern art, visit more than 19,000 exhibits at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Take a trip to the extraordinary cultural complex created by Le Corbusier at Firminy-Vert. Built in the early 1960s, its daring design has made it on to the UNESCO list of historical sites. To go back further in the past, stroll through the Renaissance rooms of the Château de Bouthéon, which also has an animal park and a botanical garden.

Make the most of the River Loire by taking a boat cruise along the Gorges de la Loire. If you want to go under your own steam, head to the picturesque village of St-Victor-sur-Loire where you can rent kayaks, learn how to sail and even go windsurfing down a wide expanse of the river. If you’re a hiker or cyclist, explore the vast network of trails and hills of the Pilat Regional Natural Park.

Where to Eat in Loire

St-Etienne has restaurants to suit every budget, with many featuring the hearty cuisine of central France as well as rich Savoyard cheese dishes. If you want a good introduction to local food, drop into one of the lively cafes near St-Etienne’s food market which specialise in regional cooking. Linger over a delicious meal in one of the riverside restaurants overlooking the Gorges de la Loire.

Getting around Loire

St-Etienne has its own airport, but the airport at Lyon is a relatively short distance away and offers a greater range of flights all year round. Further west, there’s also an airport in Clermont-Ferrand, which is on the western side of the Livardois-Forez Regional Natural Park. The French SNCF railway network calls at St-Etienne and Villars, and getting around by car is straightforward thanks to the A72 and A89 motorways.

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