Unmissable tourist sites
Valence Travel guide
Valence : 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.
Tourist attractions Valence : Things to see and do
F - 26000 Valence
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..
4 Place des Ormeaux F - 26000 Valence
The most interesting aspect of this museum (closed until 2012), housed in the former bishops’ palace, is the series of 97 red chalk drawings and paintings by Hubert Robert representing views of Rome and the Roman countryside. The contemporary art..
Côte St-Estève F - 26000 Valence
A small funeral monument of regular proportions built in 1548 imitating the antique. Notice the curious spear-shaped motif which surmounts the bottom angled pillars.
65, Avenue du Tricastin F - 26000 VALENCE
"Etap Hotel - the smart choice for both business and leisure travellers! Our modern, comfortable room can accommodate up to 3 people, with a shower, toilet, and flat-screen TV, all at an affordable price. And in the morning, help yourself to our..
6/8 rue Poncet F - 26000 Valence
23 Avenue Pierre Sémard F - 26000 Valence
Located in Valence city centre, just 50 meters from the Railway Station, this hotel features bright and soundproofed rooms with private bathroom and free Wi-Fi internet access. Hôtel de Lyon offers a buffet breakfast including croissants, buns, a l..
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!
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..
18 pl. St-Jean F - 26000 Valence
L'Épicerie occupies a 16C house with a pleasant terrace in the heart of the old town. It has a rustic or designer decor depending on the dining room. Traditional cuisine with a set lunchtime menu in the bistro section.
27 av. Pierre-Sémard F - 26000 Valence
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.
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!