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Located in the Drôme region, Valence is a French city with much to offer. It boasts an array of family activities to choose from, as well as many things to do as a couple or with some friends. Whether you enjoy art, history, culture, nature, sports, or you just want to relax, here are 5 reasons why a trip to Valence may be the perfect pick!
For a great trip, you need a great hotel in Valence. Located in the centre town, a stone’s throw away from its amenities, Atrium Hotel offers modern, comfortable rooms where you can rest and relax during your stay. To find out more, be sure to visit the page: https://www.atrium-hotel.fr/en/.
Do you feel like enjoying a bit of fresh air during your stay? All aboard for a lovely sail down Valence’s canals. Allow the water to carry you through the town, down the canal des Moulins, sheltered by the cooling shadow cast by the poplars and willows.
The adventure continues on the canal des Malcontents du Sud, on the canal de la Grande Marquise, and on the canal des Malcontents du Nord. A wonderful activity to enjoy in the summer, when a refreshing break by the water is most welcome.
The Centre du Patrimoine Arménien (CPA – or Armenian Heritage Centre) is a museum which offers many exhibits on civilisation history. The centre is open year-round and often organises gatherings and events for its young visitors.
Your children will get to enjoy paper chases and workshops. They will also be able to attend several shows. The CPA looks back over the history of peoples and cultures. It even has a permanent exhibition where visitors are invited to compare our current society with what it was like in the past.
The Via Rhôna connects Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean Sea and follows the Rhône between the Drôme and the Ardèche regions in France over 160 kilometres (almost 100 miles). This is the perfect itinerary for a sports holiday, especially if you want to explore Valence by bike. Pedal your way to Romans-sur-Isère and revel in the splendour of the landscape. Don’t forget to take a break at the Port de l’Épervière. This is one of the largest yacht harbours in France!
Lovers of Art, History, and Archaeology will relish the chance to go to the Valence Museum to discover the history of the civilisations that have inhabited the region ever since prehistoric times. Don’t miss out on the museum’s art section where you will find countless drawings as well as many paintings and statues on the topic of landscapes.
Located at the very heart of the city, Parc Jouvet is a beautiful green bower where you can admire no less than 700 trees. The place boasts 7 hectares of jaw-dropping nature, ponds, canals, menageries, rare species of trees and much, much more to discover as you spend the day there.
It’s the perfect spot for a refreshing break under the trees. And, while the adults are resting, the kids get to have a blast on the many merry-go-rounds scattered everywhere in the park. For a perfect end to a perfect day, don’t forget to ride the little train. A memorable moment of family fun awaits.