Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Gorges de l’Ardèche

Caverne du Pont d'Arc

This unique complex about 7km northeast of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc takes you on an incredible journey back in time. The biggest replica cave in the world, it was built a few kilometres north of the original Grotte Chauvet…
Top Choice Museum in Southern Rhône Valley

Cité du Chocolat Valrhona

Death by chocolate! On the main road in Tain l'Hermitage, the Cité du Chocolat is a chocoholic's dream come true. This vast complex run by famous chocolatier Valrhona, one of the world's leading chocolate manufactur…
Museum in Vienne

Musée Gallo-Romain

Across the Rhône from Vienne, the Musée Gallo-Romain highlights Vienne's historical importance, displaying several rooms full of dazzling mosaics and models of ancient Vienne, surrounded by the actual excavated rema…
Natural Feature in Gorges de l’Ardèche

Pont d'Arc

Spanning the Ardèche Gorge, this striking natural bridge is a must-see when visiting the area. Located 5km south of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, this 54m-high arch makes a fine destination for a scenic walk (with routes begin…
Factory in Montélimar

Arnaud Soubeyran

Though it's located 3km south of the centre, Arnaud Soubeyran is the best place to discover the Montélimar nougat connection. An intriguing multimedia museum traces the history of the sweet delicacy, which has been …
Museum in Valence

Musée de Valence

This great museum adjoining the cathedral offers a comprehensive and well-organised collection of art and archaeology from the Rhône Valley. Of particular interest are the superb mosaics and artefacts dating from th…
Cave in Gorges de l’Ardèche

Grotte de la Madeleine

The Ardèche plateau is riddled with caves. One of the most atmospheric is Grotte de la Madeleine, which features impressive and colourful stalactite formations. A light and play show adds to the thrill. Near the tic…
Theatre in Vienne

Théâtre Romain

This vast, well-preserved Roman amphitheatre was built around AD 40–50 at the base of Mt Pipet, on the eastern fringes of the old town. At that time, it was one of the largest theatres in the Roman empire – it was d…
Cathedral in Valence

Cathédrale St-Apollinaire

A major landmark in the old town, this impressive cathedral dates from the late 11th century but was largely destroyed in the Wars of Religion before being reconstructed in the 17th century. The square bell tower is…
Church in Vienne

Église & Cloître St-André Le Bas

You can't miss this imposing church on the northern fringes of the old town. The back tower is decorated with tiny carved stone faces. In the cloister, which dates from the 12th century, look for the elaborate flora…