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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Valence, France your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a wonderful vacation in the Rhone-Alpes region of France should take a trip to the city of Valence. Located in the Drome department, this city offers plenty of things for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Valence, France

Valence and the surrounding countryside have excellent trails for hikers and cyclists to roam around and enjoy the scenery. The River Ardeche and other waterways of the region are suitable for swimming, fishing and canoeing. There are a few golf courses in the area as well as public tennis courts. In the winter holidaymakers can head to the ski slopes with excellent resorts about an hour away from Valence. Other popular activities in the area include horse riding, climbing and mountain biking. Visitors will find a few restaurants, bars and cafes in Valence, where visitors can taste fabulous local dishes as well as some international cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers can also purchase food, drink from shops and markets in the city.

Places to visit on holiday to Valence, France

Holidaymakers staying in Valence will find numerous interesting sights such as the Cathedral of St. Apollinaris and the monument of Pius VI. Visitors can also see Roman antiquities, sculptures and a picture gallery at the library and museum here. There are other fantastic places of interest just a short drive from Valence like Mirmande, which features beautiful gardens and great buildings such as the Church of Saint Foy. The historic town of Orange is just over an hour’s drive away and features many great sights including the Roman theatre, the 22 metre high Triumphal Arch and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth. The city of Lyon is also well worth a visit and is about an hour and 15 minute’s drive from Valence. Lyon features many beautiful parks and gardens as well as museums, galleries and historic buildings such as the wonderful cathedral.

Weather in Valence, France

The warmest time of the year to visit this part of France is generally July and August when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 26 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month with average highs of 6 degrees centigrade, although the temperature can fall to zero with sleet and snow showers not uncommon during winter. The wettest month tends to be September with an average rainfall of 93mm.

Travel to Valence, France

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is approximately one and a half hour’s drive from Valence. Flights arrive at Lyon from numerous cities in France as well as international airports such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car rental firms located at the airport.

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Lovely spacious house

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We loved this house and the wonderful views from the living area. It was really well equipped and very spacious. The owner, although she had no English was very friendly and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Fabulous house in a beautiful setting.

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Absolutely stunning, rustic chic at its best. Everything was provided for a really great holiday.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 06, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017