Things to do in Valence

New to Valence? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

Valence Guide Vetted By Our travel experts

Start with the Top Sights in Valence

If you're in Valence to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Parc Jouvet

⭐️ 4.5 (5936)

Fontaine monumentale

⭐️ 4.3 (829)

Musée de Valence, art et archéologie

⭐️ 4.4 (667)

La Maison des Têtes

⭐️ 4.3 (366)

Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire

⭐️ 4.3 (227)

Armenian Heritage Center

⭐️ 4.4 (124)

Mon Cœur Valence

⭐️ 4.7 (10)

Maison Dupré-Latour

⭐️ 2.3 (3)

The top affordable restaurants in Valence

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Valence city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

L'art terre

⭐️ 4.3 (1691)

Price Range: $$

La Cuisine

⭐️ 4.2 (1014)

Price Range: $$

La Santa Maria

⭐️ 4.6 (959)

Price Range: $$

Chez Grand-mère

⭐️ 4.6 (802)

Price Range: $$

La Mamounia valence

⭐️ 4.4 (543)

Price Range: $$

Le Petit Naples

⭐️ 4.3 (543)

Price Range: $$

La Cantine

⭐️ 4.2 (413)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Le Don Camillo

⭐️ 4.6 (381)

Price Range: $$

Le Briand

⭐️ 4.5 (369)

Price Range: $$

Le Vert Mi Sel

⭐️ 4.6 (326)

Price Range: $$

Le Comptoir du Théâtre

⭐️ 4.3 (316)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Valence

These are curated, high quality experiences in Valence hosted by locals!

Winemaker's outing at Château La Rolière

Electric assistance mountain bike discovery outing

Mini-rando mountain biking

End your night in some of the best bars in Valence

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Valence, curated exclusively for you.

The Place 2 Beer

⭐️ 4.5 (1540)

Price Range: $$

Jean Louis Le Saloon

⭐️ 4.3 (1053)

La Raffinerie Valence - Bar & Restaurant

⭐️ 4.1 (973)

Price Range: $$

La Bastille

⭐️ 4.5 (547)

Price Range: $

Univers Boisson : complexe Cave – Bar à Valence

⭐️ 4.5 (461)

Price Range: $$

Le Malvern Pub

⭐️ 4.3 (397)

Price Range: $$

Penny Kenny's Irish Pub

⭐️ 4.3 (396)

Price Range: $$

Le Barok - Bar à cocktails

⭐️ 4.2 (334)

Price Range: $$

Bar Le 3

⭐️ 4.5 (262)

Price Range: $$

Le Zanzibar

⭐️ 4.5 (204)

Price Range: $$

Le Cham's

⭐️ 4.2 (181)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Valence

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Valence you've come to the right place.

Hotel De France

#3 of 17 hotels in ...

Hotel Victoria

#1 of 17 hotels in ...

Maison Pic

#2 of 17 hotels in ...

Ace Hotel Valence

#4 of 17 hotels in ...

Novotel Valence Sud

#5 of 17 hotels in ...

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Valence?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

L'escale de Fonfon

⭐️ 4.1 (677)

Price Range: $$$

La Cachette* Valence

⭐️ 4.6 (532)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.6 (202)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Valence Cathedral: Valence Cathedral is considered to be one of the loveliest cathedrals in France. Its stunning stained glass windows, elaborate stone sculptures, and unique design are just a few of its many attractions.
  2. Explore the Jardin Botanique: Take a relaxing stroll through the Jardin Botanique, which provides a tranquil oasis right in the city center of Valence. Here you'll find lush gardens full of fragrant flowers and a variety of plants.
  3. Visit the Parc des Preaux: Located near the city center, the Parc des Preaux offers visitors a chance to enjoy nature and take in some of the regional flora and fauna. It makes for a great place for a picnic or a leisurely walk.

Valence is known for its warm climate and short mild winters, making it a great destination for year-round tourist activities. Spring is particularly delightful, especially as the trees and flowers start to bloom and temperatures start to rise. Summer is usually hot and humid, which can get uncomfortable, but it is also an ideal time for outdoor activities.

Valence is a great destination for visiting in France with plenty of attractions and activities to indulge in. The ideal amount of days to spend in Valence would be three to four days for a well-rounded holiday experience in the city. Exploring the historical sites such as the Roman amphitheatre and strolling along the Rhône River, it is perfect for anyone looking for a memorable sojourn in southern France.

Valence, France is a great place to explore and there are plenty of options for moving around the city. The easiest and most efficient way to get around is by taking public transit. Buses, trains, and trams are the most common and can take you all around the city. If you prefer to travel on your own, you can rent bikes, scooters, and cars to get around at your own pace. Taxis are available too for shorter or more distant trips.

Valence is a great place to visit with the kids. Take a day out and explore Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, with unique artifacts and exhibitions that are sure to excite. The Parc Naturel Régional du Vercors is ideal for an outdoor adventure, with a wide range of activities, like hiking and nature walks. Finally, head to the Jardin des Plantes de Valence, where amazing plants, masses of animals and petting areas await.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Valence. To start off we'd have to mention Bar Le 3, La Réserve, The Place 2 Beer. Check out our page on the best bars in Valence.

Not sure where Valence is? Play around with this map:

Continue exploring Valence:

With Kids

For Couples

Want to find a new city to explore? Visit these underrated cities: