Valence

Roman and medieval city ...

Valence is situated between the Drôme and the Ardèche, on the banks of the Rhône. This ideally located lively town of the Rhône-Alpes has a rich past as it was a Roman town before becoming a wealthy medieval town. From this medieval period and from the Renaissance, the town still counts an exceptional number of buildings, such as the Maison des Têtes with its Gothic facade and the Romanesque cathedral of Saint Apollinaire. While strolling around in Valence you can discover this heritage along the canals and through the gardens.

 

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Discovering "l'Ardèche Verte"

The Ardèche Verte or Haut Vivarais is nestled between the parc naturel des Monts d'Ardèche, in the south, and the parc naturel du Pilat, in the north. The region offers an exceptional natural environment and a wealth of landscapes with green countryside, woods and mountains of more than 1300 metres. The landscape is scattered with picturesque villages, lakes and rivers. The region is ideal for hikers, anglers and those who love white water sports. The Ardèche Verte is also a region of traditions that is proud of its vineyards and heritage.