Football: it is famous for its color (green) and the team’s name is ASSE or “Les Verts” = the greens. It is the most famous French football team from the late sixties which still embodies the stéphanoise identity. The fans are also famous for livening things up and cheering in the stadium (ask your host to sing you the famous song!!). For the fans of football a museum exists (=> the best from Saint-Etienne => museums)
La rapé is a potato galette with eggs and fried
Saint-Etienne has got its own medical university. Since 2015 the building is brand new and right next to the hospital. The hospital is quite important it has got many departments.
- The lunch is at the cost of the Hospital Restaurant
- The breakfast and the dinner are at the cost of the French Host
The old Outgoings welcome the Incomings in their flat/house.
To come to Saint-Etienne, the easiest way is to take a flight to Lyon "Airport of Saint-Exupery" and then take the train to Saint-Etienne's train station "Chateaucreux". The other way is to arrive at "Paris' Airports" and take a train to Saint-Etienne. Then, at Saint-Etienne, you should take a monthly ticket which will allow you to take daily the tramway.
- Coal mine
- Design museum
- Stadium Geoffroy Guichard
Lyon, Vienne and Le Puy-en-Velay are really nice cities nearby which were very important in french history. (In September, Le Puy-en-Velay hold a large medieval festival, and the whole city delve into the past)