Discover a selection of 17 vacation rentals in Saint-Etienne, FR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $46 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Saint-Etienne. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

From industrial revolution to modern revelation

Nestled in the Rhone-Alpes region of central France, Saint-Etienne is a city proud of its past as an industrial and mining center. Today, professionals come for the biennial design fair, while vacationers come to visit the modern museums, tour the walkable streets, and eat in fine restaurants featuring locally sourced ingredients. Book a Saint-Etienne vacation rental near one of the city's much-beloved public squares and you'll feel like a local. Then head to one of the nature reserves just outside of town and be at one with the water birds taking it easy on the banks of the Loire.

Things to do

From lofty artworks to below ground coal workers

Sights in Saint-Etienne reflect the city's rich past and stylish present. The Mine Museum features a reconstructed mine that shows visitors how workers dredged up coal in the old days, and tours help kids and history buffs explore the site's past from the 1840s to the 1970s. The Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain is the country's second largest modern art museum. It houses more that 15,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, and photographs. If possible, the Cite du Design is even hipper and more modern. Its glass and steel edifice is positively gleaming, and inside, diverse exhibitions are refreshed regularly.


3 picturesque plazas and a design fair to boot

The most popular activity among Saint-Etienne visitors is the good old-fashioned stroll. The center of local life is Place Jean Jaures, a large square with a bandstand and a border of beautiful buildings, including the town hall and the Cathedrale Saint-Charles. The Saint-Jacques district features lively streets and colorful shops, and the Place du Peuple is probably the prettiest square in the city. Every 2 years, in November, the city comes alive with the International Design Biennale, drawing artists, design executives, and students from the world's best design schools.


You won't need the temper of a saint to handle these temps

Saint-Etienne isn't known as a summertime tourist haven, but maybe it should be. Temps in June, July, and August are in the 70s and 80s, and sunny days are common. Winters are cold but not bitterly so. You'll want to bundle up against nighttime lows in the 30s, but you'll rarely freeze your tail off. Spring and fall see highs in the 60s, and rain showers are short and sweet. So go nuts and book your Saint-Etienne vacation rental any time of year. Just make sure you make plans in advance if you're traveling during the International Design Biennale.

Natural features

An industrial city in an anti-industrial paradise

A city known for making things, Saint-Etienne is still surrounded by one thing no human can produce—natural beauty. The city limits include part of Pilat Regional Nature Park, 250 square miles of protected land that includes spruce forest, meadows, and hills blanketed in tall grasses and dotted with vineyards. Your Saint-Etienne vacation rental will also be right next door to Gorges de la Loire Nature Reserve, a vast green space that hugs the Loire River and draws hikers, backpackers, fishermen, and birdwatchers from all over Europe and beyond.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Saint-Etienne

Fly into Saint-Etienne (EBU-Saint-Etienne - Loire Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Saint-Etienne-Le Clapier Station, Saint-Etienne-Carnot Station and Saint-Étienne Châteaucreux Station are the main stations in the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Saint-Etienne?

Whether you want a cozy escape for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Saint-Etienne. Here are a couple to start you off:

  • Around 60 miles from the center of Saint-Etienne, you'll find it hard to resist "House Great Comfort, Located In Tourist Crossroads Swimming Pool". It has 2 bedrooms and handy features including a fenced yard and a hair dryer.
  • "Le Steel - Cozy And Brand New Apartment" is another top-notch choice, offering 2 bedrooms, a separate dining area, a garden and more. It's around 0.1 miles from Saint-Etienne.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Saint-Etienne vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Saint-Etienne?

There's nothing better than a quick break to blow away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and enjoy a breather at one of these weekend getaways in and near Saint-Etienne:

  • Get away from it all at "Gite Fontanès, 2 Bedrooms, 5 Persons", which is around 7 miles to the north of central Saint-Etienne. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you happy here. Go tennis and golf or simply delight in the sights of Musée Gadagne and Pilat Regional Natural Park.
  • Alternatively, leave your troubles behind at "Gîte - Private Bathroom - Budget". Stay in and put your feet up, or be adventurous and try hiking and biking and fishing. When it's time to discover more of the area, visit Suc de Vent and Ile Barbe. This fantastic vacation rental is around 16 miles east of Saint-Etienne.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Saint-Etienne?

Studio apartments are difficult to beat when it comes to character, convenience and location. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Saint-Etienne and immerse yourself in the local energy and vibe:

  • Make "Le Magilay, Between Rhône And Pilat" your temporary home. This appealing vacation rental comes with amenities including WiFi and a nearby bay.
  • Alternatively, get away to "Apartment Lyon Le 99 B", which comes with conveniences including a microwave oven and WiFi.

When you're ready to leave your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's plenty to keep you occupied around Saint-Etienne. Into culture? Don't miss La Maison des Grenadières and Domaine du Manoir de Veygoux.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Saint-Etienne?

Whether you're chasing a simple cabin or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these retreats in or near Saint-Etienne:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Gîte - Private Bathroom - Budget" is a terrific choice. It's not too far from the center of Saint-Etienne, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top attractions.
  • Another excellent option is "Chalet 3 - Bungalow - Wet Room". Gather your crew and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Saint-Etienne.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Saint-Etienne?

Forget chocolates and roses. Sometimes all you need is to escape for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Saint-Etienne that would make Cupid envious. Here are some we think you'll fall in love with:

  • Located around 0.1 miles from Saint-Etienne, "Le Steel - Cozy And Brand New Apartment" is an ideal place for adoring couples. A fireplace and a firepit are just some of the many amenities here.
  • "The Songbird" is another option that's bound to impress. It's approximately 6 miles from Saint-Etienne and comes with winery tours and a dining table.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Saint-Etienne?

If you're searching for somewhere to reconnect with the family this vacation, you're going to need plenty of room. These mansions for rent in or near Saint-Etienne will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Around 30 miles to the southeast of Saint-Etienne is "Saint Barthelemy De Vals: Mansion". As well as its grand design and posh interiors, you'll also love its first-class amenities, such as a swimming pool and a fireplace.
  • Another popular option is "Mansion With Large Capacity". Approximately 18 miles to the east of Saint-Etienne, this gorgeous vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and comes with a garden, a separate dining area and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Saint-Etienne?

Vacation with others and have even more fun. Whether you're planning an active escape with your best friends or a big family gathering, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and near Saint-Etienne:

  • You'll have plenty of room to spread out at "Gîte - Private Bathroom - Budget". Around 16 miles east of Saint-Etienne, this expansive retreat has 10 bedrooms accommodating up to 40 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a kitchen and off-street parking options.
  • "A Return To The Past. . . . . In A Haven Of Peace" is another impressive option. It's around 25 miles to the southwest of Saint-Etienne, has 6 bedrooms and welcomes up to 14 guests. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of things designed to make your group getaway even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Saint-Etienne?

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool does. Pump up your inflatable flamingo and browse these rental houses in or near Saint-Etienne that come with this vacation perk:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "Saint Desirat: House / Villa - Saint Desiratbig House". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including childrens activities and childcare services.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or enjoying peaceful moments beside the water at "Beach House Konstantinos". This property is another favorite and features coffee and tea making facilities, a kitchen and more.

Wondering what the weather's like in Saint-Etienne? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 50 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on where to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Saint-Etienne vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Saint-Etienne?

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're organizing a fun escape with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, these large family vacation rentals in or near Saint-Etienne offer a comfy home away from home with enough space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Gîte - Private Bathroom - Budget", which has 10 bedrooms that sleep up to 40 guests. This escape is around 16 miles to the east of Saint-Etienne and comes with amenities such as coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen.
  • "The Crouzillac Chalet With A Panorama Of The Sucs Du Velay" is another top pick for families. It's around 20 miles to the south of Saint-Etienne, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 people. Handy amenities here include on-site watersports and pet-friendly facilities.

If you're eager to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Vulcania, Pierre de Coubertin Nautical Stadium and ASM Experience Rugby Museum are fine places to start.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Saint-Etienne?

Take a dip anytime you please when you book one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Pack your swimsuit and consider these properties in or near Saint-Etienne that come with this fancy perk:

  • With 4 bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 guests, "La Grange" Near The Ski Slopes And The Village" is the ideal place to take a break with your friends or family. Make use of this property's range of amenities, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, whisk your crew away to "Cheap Spacious 200m Condo Near Business Center", which has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Along with that fancy pool at your beck and call inside, a swimming pool and a kitchen will keep everybody comfortable and happy.

If you'd like to see even more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Saint-Etienne vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.