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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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                                                                                                    Accommodation in Central Valence

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Valence is situated between Lyon and Avignon and next to the River Rhone. It is a convenient location for visiting Avignon and Nimes to the south, Lyon to the north. It is near the natural beauty of the Alps and the Ardeche Gorges as well as medieval towns such as Grignan. The town itself has a very pretty pedestrianised historical old part in which this gites / apartment is centrally located. The apartment is literally within 50 metres of 7 restaurants and is near the Place des Clercs from where the beautiful Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire can be seen. The gite is on the ground floor, is spotlessly clean and comprises a cooking / dining area which extends to a lounge. The bedroom has an en suite shower and wash basin and the toilet is in a separate room between the lounge and the bedroom. Every conceivable item for cooking has been provided including pressure cookers, pots, pans, plates and cutlery as well as a microwave and traditional hot plate oven. A dishwasher is also provided. For washing clothes, a laundry is about 200m away and a dry cleaning and pressing shop is located about 100m away on the Places des Clercs. There is a mini-market very close by as well as a larger supermarket near the Mairie, about 300m from the apartment. Parking a car is a slight inconvenience as the Old Town is a pedestrianised area but only for loading and unloading; there is free parking about 300m away. In summary, the apartment s ideal for short-term visitors to the town and to professionals working in the area. The landlord is very pleasant and erudite, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the Drome region. It is highly recommended to tap into his wisdom and he is very easy to talk to as a 6 hour conversation I once had with him is testament.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely home with beautiful swimming pool

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The property is a lovely secluded house with a perfect pool area for the hot weather. The property is shared with the owner and her mother.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Roomy, well equipped, clean and in a beautiful part of the world.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had perhaps our best holiday ever here. The Ardeche is fantastic for beautiful scenery, lots of things to do, good food and peace and quiet. The owners recommended a local gorge for wild swimming and it was sensational - really beautiful and the children had a ball. We also canoed, rented bikes and cycled the Eyrieux valley, went on a steam train, gasped a huge views on rural walks, tried zip wires and climbs over the river at Aquarock, toured Avignon but we kept coming back to the wild swimming. And I managed to read 3 books! A great base for a family holiday. We wished could have stayed for another 2 weeks and crammed even more in! There are a few compromises - if you want fresh bread you need to be willing to drive 20-30 mins each morning (the bakers in Vernoux are definitely better). Shopping needs planning as you don't want to forget anything and have to go back for it! Neighbouring properties are close by so if you are unlucky to get noisy neighbours you will notice (we didn't and found our neighbours to be very friendly). The gardens do overlook each other, but again this was not a problem for us.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016