City of Design

City of Design

The DNA of Saint-Étienne is resolutely design, starting with its Cité du Design!


A flagship venue for creativity in Saint-Etienne

This building, located in the heart of Saint-Etienne’s “design” district, is not just an architectural curiosity.

Saint-Etienne is the only one in France to have been designated by Unesco as a “Creative City for Design.” It permeates the entire city, starting with the Manufacture d’Armes, which became the Cité du Design in 2006. In addition to frequent exhibitions and the Biennial, it hosts a renowned school of art and design. Hence the many works (statues, fountains, installations…) to be discovered during “out of frame” strolls.

An original event venue

The Cité du Design is also an ideal place to organize your events:

– 1 auditorium with 286 seats managed by Saint-Etienne Événements
– 3 meeting rooms (or sub-committees) for 20 to 100 people
– 1 cocktail area for up to 300 people

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