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Valence Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


St-Apollinaire's Cathedral looms over this town founded in 2C BC. Boulevards surround a maze of picturesque streets. It is built over a series of terraces, which slope down towards the Rhone River, the generator of its progress and prosperity. Since 1452, the town has been the cradle of the university where such prestigious professors such as Cujas, had taught outstanding students like François Rabelais. Valence, an important fruit and vegetable market has diversified its activity.

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Tourist attractions Valence : Things to see and do

  • Valence is the starting point of a magnificent scenic route. The D 287 will first take you past the striking site of the Château de Crussol and then on to St-Romain-de-Lerps. Here, two observation points command a splendid panorama of the entire Rhôn..

  • Crussol Recommended Recommended

    F - 07130 Valence

    Ruins are all that remain of this château built in the 12C and destroyed in the 17C. A path leads up to the castle (1hr there and back). From the lookout point of the keep, the view over the Valence plain, the Bourg-lès-Valence dam and the confluence..

  • House decorated with Heads Interesting

    57 Grande-Rue F - 26000 Valence

    This Renaissance dwelling (1532) is named after the four huge indoor haut-relief heads symbolising the winds. It is well worth taking a few minutes to observe the details of the profusely and originally sculptured facade. Inside there are display pan..

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Hotels Valence

  • Hôtel de France Three stars Three stars Three stars

    16 boulevard du Général-de-Gaulle F - 26000 Valence

    Prix Prices from : 88 €

    Hotel : Right in the heart of the town of Valence, the hotel stands in an exceptional location and makes an excellent starting point for exploring a region that has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. The comfortable bedrooms, are soundproofed and..

  • Hotel Les Negociants Two stars Two stars

    27 avenue Pierre Semard F - 26000 Valence

    Prix Prices from : 54 €

  • Hôtel de L'Europe Two stars Two stars

    15 avenue Felix Faure F - 26000 Valence

    Prix Prices from : 65 €

    Located in the centre of Valence, Hôtel de L’Europe offers air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi access throughout and soundproofed rooms. The Cathedral and Jouvet Park are just 1 km away. All rooms are simply decorated and feature a flat-screen TV, seating..

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Restaurants Valence

  • Epithèque Quite comfortable restaurant 

    3 r. Pelleterie F - 26000 Valence

    This annexe of the restaurant Flaveurs is based on a more laid-back version of the original, inviting you to discover and taste. On the menu: Spanish charcuteries, oysters, savoury éclairs, dish of the day (from the kitchens of Flaveurs), cheeses etc..

  • Pic Luxury in the traditional style and pleasant restaurant  Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

    285 av. Victor-Hugo F - 26000 Valence

    1934, 1973, 2007. Following on from André and Jacques, it is now the turn of Anne-Sophie to run this restaurant, proving that the Pic family history is firmly entwined with that of excellent cuisine. The same quest for perfection, the best ingredient..

  • Les Négociants Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    27 av. Pierre-Sémard F - 26000 Valence

  • Le 7 Quite comfortable restaurant 

    285 av. Victor-Hugo F - 26000 Valence

    This excellent new bistro along the famous N7 route bears the hallmarks of the famous Pic family. It features gourmet dishes, such as homemade duck terrine and gambas ravioli with ginger. A chic, lively atmosphere.

  • Flaveurs Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    32 Grande-Rue F - 26000 Valence

    A refined, elegant decor provides the setting for this fine gourmet restaurant. Much thought has clearly gone into each of the dishes on the menu, which are made with top-notch ingredients and great skill.

  • Le Bistrot des Clercs Quite comfortable restaurant 

    48 Grande Rue F - 26000 Valence

    Close to the fine Maison des Têtes (1532), this Parisian-style bistro serves generous portions of food and has a decor that harks back to the good old days. You may also be interested to know that Napoleon once stayed here!

  • La Cachette Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    16 r. des Cévennes F - 26000 Valence

    Located in the lower part of the town, this hidden little gem deserves to be discovered! The chef, who is originally from Japan, prepares delicious and delicately flavoured dishes. Local specialities of the Drôme region meet the spirit of Asia!

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