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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 (189 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne and Musee des Beaux-Arts …

£38
per night
Best Western Saint-Etienne Aeroport
Best Western Saint-Etienne Aeroport

2 Boulevard Pierre Desgranges, Andrezieux-Boutheon 42160

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (64 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Chateau de Boutheon and within 6 mi (10 km) of Musee de la …

£76
per night
Mercure Saint Etienne Parc de l'Europe
Mercure Saint Etienne Parc de l'Europe

Rue De Wuppertal, Saint-Etienne 42100

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (78 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jean Monnet University, Centre Two, and Musee d'Art et …

£58
per night
Ibis Saint Etienne La Terrasse
Ibis Saint Etienne La Terrasse

35 Place Massenet, Saint-Etienne 42000

£47
per night
Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Est - Saint Chamond
Hotel Campanile Saint Etienne Est - Saint Chamond

Zac Du Bourdon, Saint-Chamond 42400

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (90 reviews)

Situated in La Bruyassière, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Maison du Passementier, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, and Musee …

£41
per night
Premiere Classe Saint Etienne Nord - Villars
Premiere Classe Saint Etienne Nord - Villars

9, Rue de l'Artisanat, Villars 42390

2.6 out of 5 (122 reviews)

Located in the heart of Villars, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne and Musee des …

£27
per night
Ibis Saint Etienne Gare Chateaucreux
Ibis Saint Etienne Gare Chateaucreux

35 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, Saint-Etienne 42000

4 out of 5 (1 reviews)

£50
per night
Hôtel Le National
Hôtel Le National

3, rue Cugnot, Saint-Etienne 42000

2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Located in the heart of Saint-Etienne, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Museum of Modern Art and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£54
per night
QUALYS-HOTEL Actuel
QUALYS-HOTEL Actuel

1 rue Edouard Garet, Andrezieux-Boutheon 42160

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (76 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Chateau de Boutheon and within 6 mi (10 km) of Musee de la …

£47
per night
Hotel Kyriad Saint Etienne Centre
Hotel Kyriad Saint Etienne Centre

77 rue de la Montat, Saint-Etienne 42100

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (99 reviews)

Located in the heart of Saint-Etienne, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Museum of Modern Art and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

£38
per night

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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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