Play sports in Saint-Étienne !

At the university, the University Service for Physical and Sports Activities (Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives - SUAPS) offers weekly activities for all students: climbing, boxing, paragliding, golf, dancing, martial arts, swimming, football, basketball, handball, aerobics, tennis, Pilates, yoga, badminton…

The city of Saint-Étienne also offers many sporting opportunities: the Geoffroy Guichard stadium hosting international and national football and rugby matches, as well as international athletics competitions, numerous swimming pools, hiking trails, for cycling in summer or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter, climbing sites and via ferrata, paragliding sites, etc.

The Denis Papin site on the Tréfilerie Campus houses the Sports Hall (Halle des sports), which includes a gymnasium and weights room.

Please consult this page (in French) to find out about the sanitary measures that currently apply.

©Martine Leroy

Beyond city living, Saint-Étienne also offers direct access to nature. Indeed, just 20 minutes form the city centre, the Pilat and the Forez mountains surrounding it form a wonderful green belt that’s an ideal place for sport and outdoor pursuits, or just a breath of fresh air !

Saint-Victor sur Loire and its water sports centre.

©Saint-Etienne Métropole