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.
16 boulevard du Général-de-Gaulle F - 26000 Valence
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..
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..
15 avenue Felix Faure F - 26000 Valence
Prix Prices from : 61 €
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..
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!
27 av. Pierre-Sémard F - 26000 Valence
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!
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.
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.