How come?

Access to the Cité

Access by car

  • Bruxelles, Milan, Marseille, Lyon by A47. Take the A72, Exit 14 (Zenith Saint-Etienne Métropole)
  • Barcelona, Paris, Clermont-Ferrand by the A72, Exit 12 (Stade Geoffroy GUICHARD) follow Boulevard Thiers
  • Le Puy-en-Velay, Firminy by RN88, take the A72, Exit 12 (Stade Geoffroy GUICHARD) follow Boulevard Thiers

Access by Tramway / Bus

  • Tram T1 (Solaure - Hopital Nord), Cité du design tram stop
  • Tram T2 (Châteaucreux - Terrasse), Cité du design tram stop

The STAS (Saint-Etienne Public Transport service) proposes group tarifs and young person tarifs on sale from the automatic ticket distributors and at STAS sales outlets.

Access by train

From Paris or from Lyon, you can arrive at two different stations:
  • Gare de Châteaucreux : central station (Take the T2 tram, direction « La Terrasse ». Cité du design tram stop).
  • Gare de Carnot: station nearest to the Cité du Design (5 mn from the town centre by tram)

Frequency : trains arrive or leave almost every hour from Lyon or Paris. Certain trains are direct to Paris (2hrs 50 mins), others change at Lyon (10 to 40 mins. waiting time).

Access by plane

The Rhone-Express tramway links the Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport with the Part-Dieu train station (connecting trains for Saint-Etienne) in 30 minutes. Frequency; every 15 mins. during the day, 30 mins. in the evening.

Saint-Etienne Boutheon Airport
42160 Andrézieux Bouthéon
Tel : +33 (0)4 77 55 71 71


Cité du design
3, rue Javelin Pagnon
42000 Saint-Étienne
T. 04 77 49 74 70
F. 04 77 49 74 71

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Car Parks

Paying car parks
  • Rue Javelin Pagnon / Pablo Picasso (55 spaces incl.1 space for the disabled)
  • Rue Salvador Dali (75 spaces incl.1 space for the disabled)
  • Place Carnot (48 spaces incl.4 spaces for the disabled)

Free Car Parks (5 to 10 minutes by foot)
  • Parking Zénith (210 spaces)
  • Parking Stade Geoffroy Guichard (200 spaces)
  • Parking Houdin (50 spaces)
  • Parking Treyve (155 spaces)

Upcoming Bike

By Vélivert ! ( Bicycle hire service) In France motorists travel on average at 15 kms/hr in town ; this is the average speed on a bike !
As part of its policy to offer alternatives to car travel, the Saint-Etienne Metropolitan region offers a new bicycle service; the Velivert