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The Valence Museum


The Valence Museum of Art and Archaeology, harmoniously blending ancient and modern, takes you back in time, throught the history of man and the arts, from regional prehistory to contemporary art. There are also magnificient viewing points including a unique 360° panorama over the Rhone Valley.

The Valence Museum includes:
A library of 10,000 works specialized in Art and Archeology as well as documentation and archives on the collections, the collection of which is networked with the collections of the media libraries of the agglomeration and with that of the École Supérieure d'Art and designed by Grenoble-Valence. A source of study for researchers, archaeologists and students, it also allows the public to prepare or extend their visit.
Educational workshops for welcoming young audiences. An orangery that has become a place of exchange and conviviality offering multiple activities. A historic garden, renovated relaxation area. A terrace between the cathedral and the Champ de Mars to accommodate sculptures. A belvedere with an exceptional point of view.
Temporary exhibition rooms of 400 m2 spread over two levels accessible by the museum or by a dedicated entrance. A 1,200 m2 outsourced collection conservation and study center associated with a state excavation depot. The works were kept there during the renovation. It will allow the museum to regularly renew its hangings, to perpetuate the policy of enrichment and restoration of
its collections but also to welcome researchers wishing to work on the museum's collections.

Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12
Opening hours between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


Full price: 6 to 9 €
Reduced price: 4 to 7 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, accompanying guides, subscribers, Job-seeker, the supervisors, the students.

Methods of payment

  • Connect Travellers Cheque