For an interesting weekend, head to a bed and breakfast in Saint Etienne (42) to discover all the facets and riches of the city and its region. Once settled into your guest house in Saint-Etienne, make your way to the Site Le Corbusier in Firminy which offers circuits to follow alone or guided visits of the works of this famous architect. Not to be missed in town, the Maison de Passementier, museum-workshop which offers a journey back in time within a geuine house of a ‘passementier’, a ribbon and braid weaver ; the ‘musée de Vieux Saint Etienne’ housed within a 17th century town house where you will discover the unusual history of the first industrial city in France ; the Modern Art Museum which houses one of the most important collections in France ; the ‘Atelier Conservatoire des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France’ with more than 400 engravings celebrating the skills of apprentices ; the Art and Industry Museum, bearing witness to the important ‘stephanois’ traditions of cycles, arms and textiles. For nature pursuits, discover the riches of the Loire Gorges during a commented boat trip and leaving from Saint-Croix-en-Jarez, take a tour of the Pilat Natural Regional Park, full of beautiful, unspoilt areas. Plenty to do during your bed and breakfast break in Saint-Etienne with Samedi Midi.