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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

Valence - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

Halfway between Lyon and Avignon, Valence welcomes you to the gates of the south. Of Roman origin, the town built in terraces on the left bank of the Rhone, has kept its charm and authenticity. Strategic Capital South Rhone Alpes, Valence enjoys a strategic location between sea and mountains.

Paris 560 km - SNCF TGV Valence Valence city - Highway 49 A 7 and A - Cars all directions - Commercial port and harbor - Aerodrome.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.9333930 (N 44° 56’ 0”)
Longitude4.8923600 (E 4° 53’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 106m to 191m
Surface area36.69 km²
Population64127 inhabitants
Density1747 inhabitants/km²
Insee code26362
IntercommunalityCA Valence-Romans Sud Rhône-Alpes
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Guilherand-Granges1.8 km (5 min)
Bourg-lès-Valence2 km (6 min)
Saint-Péray5.9 km (12 min)
Cornas6.7 km (12 min)
Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence7.1 km (12 min)
Soyons7.8 km (15 min)
Pont-de-l'Isère8.4 km (13 min)
Portes-lès-Valence8.6 km (14 min)
Malissard9.4 km (15 min)
Toulaud9.7 km (18 min)
Beauvallon10.6 km (16 min)
Châteaubourg10.6 km (15 min)
Charmes-sur-Rhône11.5 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Field of Mars (© City Valence)
Field of Mars (© City Valence)
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Kiosk Peynet (© City Valence)
Kiosk Peynet (© City Valence)
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Heads House (© City Valence)
Heads House (© City Valence)
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Facade and outdoor courtyard of the Armenian Heritage Centre
Facade and outdoor courtyard of the Armenian Heritage Centre
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Port of hawkweed (© City Valence)
Port of hawkweed (© City Valence)
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Rallye Monte Carlo (© City Valence)
Rallye Monte Carlo (© City Valence)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Upie Zoo, the colourful park!
Entertainment10 € to 14 € Upie (15.9 km)
Chocolate museum and workshop
Local flavours0 € to 3 € Crest (25 km)
Visit a goat cheese farm producing
Local flavoursFreeSuze (26 km)
Raku pottery and kiln firing lessons
Arts and Crafts30 € Saint-Martin-le-Colonel (31 km)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Domaine de Lorient
HikeEasy20 minMontéléger (7.8 km)
Towers Trail
HikeEasy1h30Tournon-sur-Rhône (15.7 km)
Vaunaveys Crest
HikeEasy1h30Vaunaveys-la-Rochette (21 km)
La Dolce Via
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux (26 km)
Panoramic circuit
Village visitIntermediate4h00Désaignes (30 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals