Valence attractions

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…
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…
Architecture in Valence

Maison des Têtes

Tucked along a winding lane in the historic centre, the extraordinary façade of this building blends Flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance elements from 1530. The name comes from its allegorical sculpted têtes (heads).
Park in Valence

Parc Jouvet

Just south of the old town, Parc Jouvet makes a pleasant setting for a stroll, with grassy lawns, tree-lined paths and water features. Kids will enjoy the huge playground, as well as the duck pond.