Morning: sightseeing tour of Valence
Come to the Tourist Office at 10am to begin your tour. Pick up the sightseeing map. It is also available on the website . You can now set off to explore the must-sees of Valence:
- The Champ de Mars is where you can admire a superb view of the surrounding area and discover one of the most famous landmarks in Valence: Peynet bandstand. This bandstand is listed a historical monument.
- The Maison des Têtes has a very surprising design and owes its name to the sculpted heads on the front wall.
- Saint-Apollinaire Cathedral is one of the oldest monuments in Valence.
- Depending on your pace, you might also have time to see Porte Saint-Ruf, the Maison Mauresque and the Saint-Jean district.
- It takes around 2 hours to explore the town on foot. You can also visit the town on Valence's little tourist train in July and August.
Lunchtime: lunch at the Place de la Pierre in Valence
The Place de la Pierre is the ideal place to stop off for a drink. Then you could go for lunch in one of the restaurants in the shade of the plane trees at this square.
The perfect opportunity to taste a local speciality: Ravioles . Take your time to savour this delicious square-shaped stuffed pasta.
Afternoon: a stroll around the parks
- To begin your afternoon, head to the harbour . You can get there along the ViaRhôna to discover the biggest river port in France.
- Then you can explore Epervière Park along the footpaths. Stop by L’escale de Fonfon for an afternoon treat such as an ice cream and a drink.
- Enjoy the view of the Château de Crussol and the Rhône while you're at Epervière park.
- On the way back you can also explore Jouvet Park . the children can play in the playground, go on the merry-go-round and see some animals in the small animal park. In the summer you can also take a tour of the park on a little train.