Located in the central-eastern region of Rhone-Alpes, France, St. Etienne is the capital of the Loire department. St. Etienne houses three museums: Musée d’Art Moderne, Musée de la Mine, and Musée des Ponts et Chaussées, in addition to the popular “biennale,” which is the largest “biennale” in all of France. Travel to St. Etienne can be low cost when holiday-goers fly into St. Etienne Airport (EBU) [French: Aeroport de Sainte-Etienne -Boutheon], situated just 12 km north of the city centre. Low cost flights to Lyon Airport (LYS) can also be obtained as Lyon is a large city located 64 kms to the north-east of St. Etienne. Lyon's airport is a great choice for travellers because more low cost carriers fly in and out of Lyon as it is a larger airport.
Fly from Porto (OPO) to St. Etienne (EBU) with Ryanair (www.ryanair.com)
Fly from London Stansted (STN) to St. Etienne (EBU) with Ryanair (www.ryanair.com)