I noticed that some people from Saint Étienne tend to pronounce "genre" like "jarre". Are there other words with such pronunciation alteration in Saint Étienne and around?
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To add to Leni's answer, natives of Saint-Etienne and the Loire département often have a specific accent that sounds a bit like some Southern accents but with longer, more twisted /ɑ̃/ vowels among other differences.
You can have a taste of it in this parody interview of Loire-born former national football team coach Aimé Jacquet, although it might not be a 100% accurate reproduction.
In the south, French people have the tendency to open their vowels much more. Another example would be "un bouquet de roses" : in the north and centre, we say something closer to "rôôôses", whereas in the south, you will almost hear "rases". It is just part of the southern accent.