Valence tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valence in Drome

Visit Valence: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a great deal of interest in Valence itself

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Valence. For detailed visitor information see the Valence travel guide

Valence is situated in the Drome, Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the south-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Drome department. (General information: Valence is 477 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Valence include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournon-sur-Rhone at 16 km and Romans-sur-Isere at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Valence, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Valence in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Drome

Map of places to visit near Valence

Markets in and near Valence

Market days in Valence: weekly market: Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday;

  • Valence: market Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (0km)
  • Guilherand-Granges: market Friday (1km)
  • Bourg-les-Valence: market Wednesday & Sunday (1km)
  • Saint-Peray: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Portes-les-Valence: market Thursday (8km)
  • Etoile-sur-Rhone: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Chabeuil: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Tain-l'Hermitage: market Saturday (16km)
  • Tournon-sur-Rhone: market Saturday (16km)
  • La Voulte-sur-Rhone: market Friday (17km)

More information about Valence, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions to visit near Valence, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Valence and wondering what to do next!

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (43km) [Map]

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (0km) [Map]
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (32km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (0km) [Map]
  • Jardin japonais (10km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (43km) [Map]
  • Gorges de la Bourne (45km) [Map]
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (45km) [Map]

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (11km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Valence

Canton: Valence

Arrondissement: Valence

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

Postcode: 26000

Distance to Valence

from Valence (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 477 km

from Calais: 706 km

from Nice: 233 km

from Bordeaux: 431 km

from Strasbourg: 461 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Valence from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Valence): Bourg-les-Valence, Cornas, Guilherand-Granges, Malissard, Saint-Marcel-les-Valence, Saint-Peray, Soyons and Toulaud.

This page in French: Visitez Valence