The city


Saint-Etienne is situated in a beautiful region (Rhône-Alpes) of south eastern France, 50 km away from Lyon. You can be in Paris in less than 3 hours and in the famous Alps ski resorts of Grenoble in 2 hours. Students enjoy an active city life, with a multitude of different cultural activities and numerous sports facilities, as well as bars, clubs, restaurants and great shopping opportunities in the city centre. The surrounding area, with its valleys, forests and hills, is a treasure trove for nature lovers and offers unparalleled panoramic views and fantastic hiking opportunities. Saint Etienne is well known for its International Design Exhibition in the autumn.

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