How do I find a campsite near Saint-Étienne?
Rich in a mining and industrial heritage, the city of Art and History of Saint-Étienne has preserved an important cultural inheritance, particularly from the 19th and 20th centuries. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Saint-Étienne?
Saint-Étienne, a former industrial city located in the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes, has about 172,000 inhabitants, and was long known for its weapons and bicycle factories.
Saint Charles-Borromée Cathedral is the city's most important monument, built in 1923. This Roman Catholic building is to be seen for these five naves. When passing through Saint-Étienne, the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium is a must. Nicknamed the "Green Cauldron", this stadium hosts many football matches, but also rugby and concerts, and will amaze you with its unparalleled atmosphere. The Planetarium of the city is also worth a visit. Many themes such as stars, dinosaurs, or natural selection are covered. Moving on, the fire brigade museum exhibits its 150 vehicles and thus retraces the history of the fire brigade.
The museum of the Couriot Mine, classified as a historical monument, is worth a visit, a testimony to the city's mining past.
The Museum of Modern Art exhibits many contemporary artists and offers several guided tours. Finally, the Musée de l'Industrie offers 3 routes, entitled: Weapons, Cycles and Ribbons. This French museum teaches its visitors more about small arms, bicycles and ribbon making!
When to go to Saint-Étienne?
The city of Saint-Étienne, because of its geographical location, below the slopes of the Pilat massif, is characterised by a semi-continental climate with a mountain influence. Thus, frequent snowfalls define the winter season while the beautiful sunshine in summer allows the weather conditions to favour magnificent summer stays and to reconnect with nature. Depending on which season you prefer, and the reasons you're going for a visit there, you'll choose a different time period!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!