HIGHLIGHTS​

 

Maison de 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 houses of heads 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

All year round

The Museum of Valence is located in the historical center, in what has been the Episcopal Palace. The tour follows a chronological order, organised in three sequences. The building and its gardens are also worth a visit.

Sur le Champ! Festival 2019

Sur le Champ! Festival 2019

From 17th to 20th July

The music takes possession of the "Champ de Mars" of Valence from 19:30h for 4 days. The concerts are totally free. Opportunity to enjoy with the music of Dors Centaure, Saro, Adam Naas or Da Break among many others.

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

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

Between the Alpes and Lake Geneva is the city of Geneva, home to many international organizations.​

On the banks of the Seine, the majesty of the city of Paris is unveiled. The magic of its emblematic and historic sites will carry you to the most remote times of the capital, with all the charm and romanticism that the city oozes. ​​

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