Entertainment, culture, leisure pursuits

Entertainment, culture, leisure pursuits

Saint-Etienne’s culture scene

Saint-Etienne has culture aplenty: movie theaters, a national dramatic arts center and over eight other theaters, an opera house, a Zénith concert hall, café-concert spaces, a modern music scene, numerous museums (Modern Art, Art and Industry, etc.), the Cité du Design that hosts the international design biennial, the Le Corbusier site (ranked UNESCO world heritage), and festivals celebrating music, theater, dance, circus arts...

Not only that, but for anyone 16 to 25 studying or living in Saint-Etienne, the city offers them free or reduced-price tickets to sports/cultural events, transportation; plus they open up last-minute offers for free or low-price entry to multifold events (concerts, sports matches, theater, opera, cinema, etc.) via the special saintepass

Every year when school starts in September and January, the city of Saint-Etienne and the Jean Monnet University put on cultural and athletic events to promote student integration and allow its newest inhabitants to explore the town freely (SASE and SWD).

Activities offered to CILEC students during the day or in the evening

Always attentive to your integration, the CILEC is on its toes with suggested weekly activities: exploring the city of Saint-Etienne, cultural outings (movies, plays, dance, music, soccer games at Geoffroy Guichard stadium, and plenty more), screenings of French or foreign films at the CILEC, museum visits, French cooking, recording of radio shows, participating in extra-curricular activities in French schools, beginner courses in other languages, games and quizzes, student evenings, activities in partnership with student associations, language cafés, conversation workshops, cultural meet-ups, literary encounters, etc.*

All the cultural activities organized by the CILEC are free of charge since they are part and parcel of the educational experience.

* Activities simply listed as examples, independent of potentially-applicable health protocols.

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