Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport – Train to "Saint-Etienne Chateaucreux” railway station either directly or via “Lyon Part-Dieu” railway station.
ORLY-Airport – Transfer to Paris “Gare de Lyon” by shuttle Orlyval and Metro. Train to "Saint-Etienne Chateaucreux” railway station either directly or via “Lyon Part-Dieu” railway station.
Saint-Exupéry-Airport – Tramway to “Lyon Part-Dieu” railway station:
From summer 2010, RHONEXPRESS will connect the airport with the station of the Part-Dieu in the center of Lyon within 30 minutes. More information to come here (Travel every 15 min. from 6AM to 9PM, every 30 min. from 5AM to 6AM and from 9PM to 0AM. The travel lasts less than 30 min.).
From LYON to SAINT-ETIENNE Take a train from "Lyon Part-Dieu" to "Saint-Etienne Chateaucreux". More info is available on this train schedule.
See here for the bus schedule.
About Saint-Étienne, a cultural metropolis at the door of wonderful natural park. The era of coal mining and metal working firmly belongs to Saint-Étienne's past. The city has clearly evolved towards an economy based on new technologies. However, the city hasn't forgotten his remarkable industrial history. It is the only city in France selected as historical city for the 19th century. Beyond the Art and Industry National Museum with its unique collection of elaborate weaponry, unusual bicycles and braided ribbons, a complete industrial heritage is there to be visited.
Saint-Étienne does not only have a rich industrial past but an exciting cultural present. Retaining undiminished spirit of daring innovation, the town seems on the verge of becoming the design capital of the world. The design heritage was the impetus behind the creation, in 1998, of the biennial international festival of design, which was an immediate success (150 000 visitors in 2002). With an internationally renowned Modern Art Gallery, Saint-Étienne offers an exceptional cultural center completed with a plethora of cafés, theatres, clubs and restaurants.
Situated at only 60 km from Lyon, Saint-Étienne is at the crossroads of the major French motorways making easily accessible cities like Geneva, Marseilles, Paris and region like the Alps, Drôme and Provence. The region of Saint-Étienne has much to offer. With a town center situated a stone's throw from the Pilat a regional Nature Park, the Forez mountains and the gorges of the River Loire, Saint-Étienne will give you a direct access to wonderful landscape with medieval villages and old stone castles scattered around. In the middle of the regional park, Saint-Victor water sport center will give you all the opportunities of sailing, water-skiing or canoeing.
Saint-Etienne information (hotels, restaurants and other tourist-information)