Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Villars and its surroundings
Saint Etienne prides itself on diversity and with so many attractions – there is something for everyone. Why not visit the museum of modern art where home-grown local artists are exhibited alongside international names. Explore the 18th century Château des Bruneaux before admiring some modern architecture, the unique site le Corbusier. Sports fans will not want to miss a trip to the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, the Euro 2016 venue which has famously hosted the 1998 Football World Cup and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. This city is one of the biggest in France to have over 1700 acres of green space – so why not make the most of it by relaxing in Couriot park, François Mitterrand park or on the Crêt de Roc Ascent – a hill-top offering you stunning city views? Learn more about Saint Etienne’s industrial history by visiting the Musée du Vieux Saint-Etienne. For a change of scenery and to keep the children entertained, head to the Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo in the nearby Vallée du Gier; or if you are looking to relax, head to the Les Iléades thermal spa in Montrond-les-Bains. You won’t be disappointed with what this city, and the Campanile Saint Etienne Centre – Villarshotel, have to offer.