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Saint-Etienne, Rhone-Alpes, France

How much does it cost to travel to Saint-Etienne?

You should plan to spend around $115 (€108) per day on your vacation in Saint-Etienne. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (€34) on meals
  • $47 (€44) on local transportation
  • $98 (€91) on hotels

A one week trip to Saint-Etienne for two people costs, on average, $1,612 (€1,509). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Saint-Etienne cost?

A one week trip to Saint-Etienne usually costs around $806 (€755) for one person and $1,612 (€1,509) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Saint-Etienne on average costs around $1,612 (€1,509) for one person and $3,224 (€3,018) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Saint-Etienne will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Saint-Etienne on average costs around $3,455 (€3,234) for one person and $6,909 (€6,467) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Saint-Etienne has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Saint-Etienne expensive to visit?

Prices in Saint-Etienne are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Saint-Etienne is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Imperia or Prague.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Saint-Etienne Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Saint-Etienne?

The average Saint-Etienne trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Saint-Etienne travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 91 ($98)
Local Transportation 1 44 ($47)
Food 2 34 ($36)
Entertainment 1 25 ($27)
Alcohol 2 5 - 15 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Saint-Etienne
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Saint-Etienne is $49 (€46). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Saint-Etienne is $98 (€91). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Saint-Etienne

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Transportation Budget in Saint-Etienne
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Saint-Etienne is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $47 (€44) per person, per day, on local transportation in Saint-Etienne.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Saint-Etienne
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Rental Cars in Saint-Etienne
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Food Budget in Saint-Etienne
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Saint-Etienne can vary, the average cost of food in Saint-Etienne is $36 (€34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Saint-Etienne should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Saint-Etienne is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Saint-Etienne
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  • Entertainment and activities in Saint-Etienne typically cost an average of $27 (€25) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Saint-Etienne
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $11 (€10) on alcoholic beverages in Saint-Etienne per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Saint-Etienne On a Budget
Saint-Etienne (Saint Stephen), a city southwest of Lyon, is drawing on its Industrial Revolution origins and its history of arms, bicycle, textile and ribbon production, to reinvent itself as design city. And the change is noticeable. After almost 30 years of decline, the city is now looking optimistically towards the future. Its center and suburbs are smartening up at a rapid pace. There are plenty of good surprises, including two great museums and a great eating scene.
Saint-Etienne has both cultural and natural sights, so there's something for everyone. For those interested in natural sights, the Gorges de la Loire Nature Reserve and the Barrage du Gouffre d'Enfer offer some great options like lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and forested areas.

For those more interested in cultural sightseeing, Saint-Etienne has plenty to offer there as well. Architecture dating as far back as the 1500's, interestingly decorated shops and homes, spectacular churches and monuments, and more. Saint- Etienne includes sights such as: decorated factories and shops, the Paul Landowski monument, The Church of Our Lady, The Joan of Arc statue, the Grand'Eglise, the Church of Saint Marie, and more.
The Saint-Etienne city center is where most of the main sights and attractions are located. It is also where most of the shops and restaurants are found. The center is broken up into three neighborhoods.

The Jacquard neighborhood is one of the city center neighborhoods and has been on the map as a neighborhood since 1840. The woven fabric contributed to the development of this district during the nineteenth century. Many manufacturers built workshops in this area, easily recognizable by their high windows and the decoration of their facades in the open spaces. The silk condition building as well as some of the other factories with their decorations are one of the sight in this area. The national school of architecture is also located in this neighborhood along with the synagogue and the Place Jacquard with the sculpture monument of Paul Landowski.

Also in the city center, the neighborhood of Chavanelle is centered around the rue des Martyrs de Vingre - the old rue St-Jacques - which used to take the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. The architecture here is mainly from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Some of the main sights here are the group of houses of the seventeenth century, rue Escoffier, the house of Feugerolles composed of a very beautiful staircase, the Place Chavanelle - a former bus station of the city which was renovated and returned to pedestrians and has works by contemporary artists highlighted on the square, and The Church of Our Lady with a Jesuit facade of the 19th century. This church houses a sculpted wooden pulpit by Desire Claude and the Callinet organ (1837), classified as a historical monument, restored by Gaston Kern in 1995. The bell tower houses a mechanical bell, restored in 2001.

The third neighborhood in the city center is the Old Town, which is where the majority of the sights and attractions are found including such locations as: The Grand'Eglise built in the 15th century , Gothic style structure in coal sandstone, the statue of Joan of Arc of Fremiet which is a reproduction of the statue place des Pyramides in Paris, The Rue de Lyon which is an old historical axis of the city and the church of Sainte-Marie, and The Francis I House built in 1547 in the primitive nucleus of the city.

Saint-Etienne hosts the forward-looking Biennale Internationale Design (Bi-Annual International Design) fair during March and April in every odd-numbered year. Since its very first edition in 1998, the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial has taken stock of the state of design and creativity worldwide and given its visitors food for thought on changes in society and new lifestyles. This could be an interesting event to attend for those interested in art, design, and creativity.

Also, for art lover's, Saint Etienne's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is an excellent option. It is the country's second largest Art Moderne museum after Paris' Centre Pompidou, this museum features an exceptional collection of 20th-century and contemporary paintings, sculptures and photographs. Another great museum which also offers displays of some of the pieces features at the Biennale Internationale Design is the Cite du Design. Find out about the Biennale Internationale Design fair and browse diverse, regularly changing exhibitions here, in a gleaming glass-and-steel building.
Food and Dining
Saint-Etienne has a great food scene with many fantastic restaurant options offering delicious fresh, locally sourced products. While there are plenty of great choices, here are a few ideas to help you get started: Le Gros Roger, for a taste of American cuisine, Pizzeria la Grotte Azzura, if your in the mood for pizza and Italian cuisine, or Aux Deux Pommes de Pin, for some traditional French options.

The nearest airport is Saint-Etienne - Boutheon Airport which is located in Andrezieux-Boutheon. This is mostly a local/regional airport, though, so for international flights, the Lyon airport may be a better option. Saint Etienne is only about 50km from Lyon, so the commute to get there from Lyon is not long. The main railway station is Gare de Saint-Etienne-Chateaucreux, which offers high speed services to Paris and Lyon and several regional lines. Saint-Etienne is also notable for its tramway– which uniquely with Lille, it kept throughout the 20th century – and its trolleybus system– which is one of only three such systems currently operating in France. There is also a regular bus system here as well as a bicycle sharing system with 280 short term renting bicycles is available since June 2010.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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