15 days in Saint-Etienne & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Saint-Etienne & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Saint-Etienne & Paris Itinerary

Start: London
Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Saint-Etienne
— 8 nights
train:  3​h
2
Paris
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
End: London

8
nights
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne ©
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Etienne: Parc d'Activites de Montagne de Praboure (in Saint-Antheme), Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy) and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Villa Honore Sestier, don't miss a visit to Verrerie Saint Just, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mine d'Argent Gallo-Romaine d'Ally.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Etienne day trip planning tool .

London, UK to Saint-Etienne is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Saint-Etienne to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-en-Royans, La Maison de la Passementerie, Verrerie Saint Just, Room Escape Games, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
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Chapelle Saint-Vincent. ©
Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planning site .

You can take a train from Saint-Etienne to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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