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Saint-Étienne - Gaël Perdriau


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City: 79.97 km2


City: 174,298

Postal zone

42000, 42100

Area code(s)

+33 4


Mayor: Gaël Perdriau

Gaël Perdriau


Gaël Perdriau is a French politician and the current mayor of Saint-Étienne who has been serving as the mayor since 2014. He was re-elected as the mayor in 2020. Saint-Étienne is the second-largest city in the Rhône-Alpes region in the East of France with a population of around 400,000 people. It was once known as a mining city, but with a decline in traditional industries, it has reinvented itself as a center for manufacturing and high-tech industries. It is most prominently known for its heritage and culture. UNESCO has recognized the city as a "Town of Art and History" in 2000 and a "City of Design" in 2010.  Since he was first elected as the mayor, one of the top priorities for Gaël Perdriau has been revitalising retail. He has been implementing a comprehensive development strategy in the city of Saint-Étienne along two lines, strengthening local retail through appropriate urban and retail real estate planning and making retail and craft trade an engine for territorial vitality.  As the mayor of Saint-Étienne, Gaël Perdriau has also been trying to encourage the development of new activities across the city. He has been working on promoting the city's advantages and creating a new environment that will further stimulate entrepreneurship in the city. His project for local retail development is designed to bring jobs to the area of the city and make the town center more attractive.  Gaël Perdriau wants to make Saint-Étienne the city of the future by making it more attractive. He is also dedicated to creating new activities and jobs for the citizens.  His main goal as the mayor is to further strengthen the city's visibility on a global scale in terms of design, innovation, and digital development.  He has also been making many efforts which he put in the Renewal of the residential stock, construction of sustainable housing, and the reinforcement of facilities. The city has seen some incredible changes during his mayoral term and he is further planning to change the city even more by transforming the public spaces and enhancing the landscape heritage. This way, the city is becoming more sustainable, more connected and greener. (photo credit: wikimedia)


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Saint-Étienne is a city in eastern central France. It is the capital of the Loire department and has a population of approximately 172,023 (2013) in the city itself and over 508,000 in the metropolitan area (2011).

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