Sports and cultural activities

Cultural life in Saint-Etienne :

Saint-Etienne offers many cultural perspectives: cinema, a national drama centre and more than eight other theatres, an opera, a Zenith, café-concert halls, a current music scene, different museums (Modern Art, Art and Industry, etc.), The Cité du Design, which hosts an international biennial, Le Corbusier (UNESCO World Heritage Site), music festivals, theatre, dance, circus, etc. throughout the year.

In addition, Saint-Etienne offers at people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are studying or residing in Saint-Etienne free of charge or discounts for sport/culture or transport and last minute offers to enjoy free or discounted entrances for many events (concerts, games, theatre, opera, cinema, etc.) at their website

Each academic year, from September to October, the city of Saint-Etienne and the Jean Monnet University propose cultural and sporting events with the aim of integrating and making known the city to the new Stephanists (SASE and SWD)


Activities offered to CILEC students during the day or evening:

CILEC offers you: discovery of the city of Saint-Etienne, cultural outings (cinema, theatre, dance, music, football match at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium, etc.), concerts, screenings of French or international films at CILEC, visits to museums, French cuisine, recording of radio programs, recording of television programs, participation in animations in French schools, initiation to other languages, linguistic evenings, games and quiz, student evenings, café languages, activities in partnership with student associations, etc.

All the cultural activities organized by CILEC are free because they are part of the educational training.


Sports activities :

Saint-Etienne offers many sports prospects: a golf course with panoramic views, different waterbodies allowing to practice sailing, a stadium welcoming international and national football and rugby games as well as international track and field competitions, numerous swimming pools, hiking paths, cycling in summer or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter, climbing sites and via ferrata, paragliding sites, etc.

Weekly activities are offered to CILEC students by the University Service of Physical and Sport Activities (SUAPS): climbing, boxing, paragliding, golf, dance, martial arts, swimming, football, basketball, handball, aerobics, tennis, pilate, yoga, ultimate, etc…