Valence

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Valence
TownValence
Insee code26362
Postcode26000
Latitude44.9333930
Longitude4.8923600
AltitudeFrom 106 to 191 meters
Surface36.69 km²
Population66043 inhabitants
Density1800 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsGuilherand-Granges at 1.3 km
DepartmentDrômeBourg-lès-Valence at 1.5 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Cathedral of Saint-Apollinaire (eleventh century).
  • St. John Baptist Church with its tower porch (twelfth century).
  • Temple St. Ruf.
  • Chapel of the Capuchins.
  • Chapel of the Cordeliers.
  • City tours and Valence channels. Channels: natural and ecological heritage, unique in France.
  • House of the heads (sixteenth century).
  • Kiosk Peynet (1890).
  • The Pendant (tombstone 1548).
  • The Theatre.
  • Hotel Dupre Latour (mansion remarkable 1522).
  • Guided tours for groups upon request at the Tourist Office and individual contact City of Art and History (57, Grande Rue) +33 4 75 79 20 86.
  • Museum of Fine Arts (Place des Ormeaux).
  • Cruises on the Rhone.
  • Marina.
  • Leisure center.
  • Watersports.
  • Walks: Parc Jouvet, Castle Crussol.
  • Interests and activities:
  • Pools summer and winter.
  • Golf.
  • Squash.
  • Bowling.
  • Tennis.
  • Rink.
  • Sports and recreation on the Rhone.
  • Cafes concerts.
  • Cinemas.
  • 600 sporting and cultural associations (sports clubs and guides available at the Cultural Office of Tourism & Conventions).
  • Many training arts and sports.
  • Heritage Workshops with City of Art and History.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Valence
Information pointsTourist Office of Valence
Leisure centresMarina of l'Epervière,   Museum Beaux-Arts et Histoire Naturelle,   Museum of the Spahis,   Park Jouvet,   Skating Rink Polygone
MonumentsCathedral Saint-Apollinaire,   House of the Têtes,   Kiosque Peynet
Performance hallsCentre du Patrimoine Arménien,   Halle Polyvalente,   JAV - Auditorium Maison de la Musique,   Mistral Palace,   Municipal Theatre of Valence,   Stadium Georges-Pompidou,   Theatre La Comédie de Valence

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Throughout the year:
  • Markets stallholders on Wednesdays and Saturdays all day on the boulevards.
  • Food markets in the old center (instead of the Clerics) Thursday and Saturday morning.
  • Twin Cities market on the last Saturday of September.
  • Monte Carlo Rally: late January-early February.
  • Love Valence party in February.
  • A festival day (animation) in March.
  • Valence celebrates Spring in April.
  • Boulevard of machines: Ascension.
  • Feast of channels: in June.
  • Summer Festival in July and August.
  • Lights and Valence Images Festival: in December.
  • Entertainment throughout the year: exhibitions, shows, theater, concerts ...
  • Comedy Valence: national scene.
  • Lux: national scene.
  • City Theatre.
  • Conservatory radiation County.
  • Graduate School of Art and Design Valence Grenoble.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Circuits in the Vercors and Ardèche.
  • Hiking and biking.

PHOTOS

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

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WEATHER

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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Sapin  
8.7
Guilherand-Granges
Pause gourmande - Morning challenging punctuated appointments and meetings ... so you decide between colleagues to put aside work and you find time for a meal. Le Sapin restaurant,...
Located 970 m from Valence16 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantSEPT  
8.8
Valence
Discover the 7 Pic home welcomes you in a setting full of humor, in a Baroque style, to meet the national symbols 7, gatronomades the road yesterday. Let yourself be seduced by a sophisticated...
Located in Valence43 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantPic  
9.9
Valence
ELEGANCE AND REFINEMENT - In the heart of Valencia, the Pic restaurant stands out for its modern and luxurious setting. Enjoy the beauty of his almost austere façade in the style of...
Located in Valence166 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 2 bedroomsLes lauriers roses    
8.4
Bourg-lès-Valence
Located near the boulevards of Valencia, the exhibition we offer our guests rooms very comfortable bed 160 power in a villa with pool, garden and parking quiet residential.
Located 1.9 km from ValenceFrom 45 € to 55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Bastide de la Tour    
9.8
Soyons
The Ardèche hillside 10 minutes from Valencia, overlooking the Rhone Valley, this charming house offers 3 quiet rooms and a bed and breakfast, in a wooded park with a large swimming...
Located 5.5 km from ValenceFrom 60 € to 75 € the double room 
Villa with 1 bedroomLes Chênes, Clévacances 2 clés    
9.7
Malissard
A few miles from the foothills of the Vercors, Diois, Valencia, we welcome you in an independent space, direct access to private garden. Breakfasts in space made available and reserved...
Located 5.6 km from Valence45 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsGîte 'Le Pic de Rouveyrol'   NEW
Saint-Romain-de-Lerps
Detached house with 4 rooms, new and modern in a park. Touritique Ardéchois Village, 600 m altitude, 15 km from Valencia. Kitchen, open s / terrace veranda with office visit. Dishwasher,...
Located 12.8 km from Valence400 € per week 
House for 8 personsLa Grange des Vosserts  
9.6
Chantemerle-les-Blés
In the region of 'Drome des Collines', famous for its apricots and its wineries, you will find a comfortable family house, on the owners' farm land (apricots fields). The villa can...
Located 19.4 km from ValenceFrom 450 € to 510 € per week 
Farm for 7 personsGîte La Rostignière  
9.6
Saint-Barthélemy-de-Vals
Located near the vineyards of Hermitage and the heart of apricot orchards, you will stay in a newly renovated cottage (opened since 05/14/12) in an old farmhouse. Village 3 km (doctor,...
Located 24 km from ValenceFrom 460 € to 530 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
94 places over 2,5 haCamping Les Sables    
8.4
Tournon-sur-Rhône
Camping Les Sables, for holidays and family-friendly in the Ardèche, with children club, mini golf, multi sports. Every day tournament is organized (football, volleyball, petanque...)...
Located 16.6 km from ValenceFrom 13 € to 17 € per day 
40 places over 1,2 haCamping de la vallée du doux    
9.2
Boucieu-le-Roi
Josephine and Alain will welcome you into their campsite ** ardeche in green along the soft, for lovers of fishing, hiking, mountain biking, with many sites touristiques. Avec a warm...
Located 21 km from ValenceFrom 15 € to 18 € per day 
85 places over 2 haLes ulezes  
Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse
Come and see our campsite in Drôme. A warm welcome, a friendly family atmosphere, comfortable quality, accommodation, set in an enviable location betweenVercors and Provence. We will...
Located 22 km from ValenceFrom 14.50 € to 19 € per day 

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HOTELS

Atrium - Hotel in ValenceAtrium     
8.7
Valence
Near the Exhibition Centre, in the heart of Valence, the Atrium offers free parking, a privileged location within walking distance of everything the centre has to offer and spacious...
Located in ValenceRoom from 88 €
Ace Hotel Valence - Hotel in ValenceAce Hotel Valence     
9.1
Valence
Situated at the South entrance of Valence, Ace Hotel Valence is 200 metres from A7-exit 15 Motorway access. It offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a 24-hour front desk and free private parking....
Located in ValenceRoom from 61 €
Best Western Clos Syrah - Hotel in ValenceBest Western Clos Syrah     
8
Valence
Located 3 km from the centre of Valence, this hotel makes a great base for exploring Southern France. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the pool. For lunch, try a delicious...
Located in ValenceRoom from 87 €

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Résidence mmv Le Domaine du Lac
This 4-hectare residence is set in the heart of the Drôme orchards and borders Aiguille Lake, just 550 metres from the Palais des Congrès Sud Rhône-Alpes....
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