St etienne - is a lovely city & Anaïs & Jeans home is in a great location - slightly elevated looking over the city,a very nice period property with lots of character & history . Anaïs & Jean & family are very helpful & responded to every question & provided a very extensive "house booklet " . St Etienne is very close to the Loire gorges , lots of wonderful elevated scenery & safe & good swimming . It has great train links & the beautiful city of Lyon is only 40 minutes away . There are many wonderful museums & galleries & great outdoor spaces ....we had lots to do for our stay . ( we are a family of 2 adults & 2 children) Anaïs & family left our home clean & tidy & I would be happy to recommend .