HIGHLIGHTS​

 

Maison des Têtes

Built at the beginning of the 16th century by Antoine De Dorne, this old building features a façade decorated with a large number of sculpted heads.

This Renaissance building houses the municipal department known as “Valence, City of Art and History.” Other “maisons des têtes” can be found in France, for instance in Colmar and Béziers.

Kiosk Peynet

Listed as French Historic Monument since 1982, this bandstand is the symbol of the city of Valence. It was designed by an architect named Poitoux in 1890 and is located on the Champ de Mars esplanade, facing Jouvet Park.

It gets its name from Peynet's drawings depicting two lovers listening to the music coming from the bandstand. Today, a golden heart placed under the dome commemorates this event.

Cathedral of Saint-Apollinaire

The Romanesque cathedral is the oldest building in the city, dating back to the late 11th century.

It is found in the historic city centre, at the top of the city.

​WHAT TO DO

 

Museum of Valence, art and archaeology

Museum of Valence, art and archaeology

Year round

The Museum of Valence is located in the historical centre, in what was the Episcopal Palace. The tour goes in chronological order, organised into three sequences. The building and its gardens are also worth a visit.

Fête de la Gastronomie

Fête de la Gastronomie

7th, 19th and from 20th to 22nd September

This even is bold and creative, and emphasises the values of French gastronomy by linking tradition and modernity.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

Lyon is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône. It was designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.​

Between the Alps and Lake Geneva is the city of Geneva, which is home to many international organisations.​

On the banks of the Seine, the majesty of Paris is unveiled. The magic of its emblematic and historic sites will immerse you in the capital's history as you enjoy all the charm and romanticism the city has to offer.​

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