8 Sights in Valence, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Valence, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Valence, France.

Sightseeing Tours in Valence

1. Villa des Cigales

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The Clos Genest is a group of houses and a garden built at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century by the architect Casimir Genest (1846-1918) in Valence (Drôme) to make it his personal home and that of his family. Clos Genest originally consisted of four "villas", including the Villa des Cigales and the Villa Margot. Two other buildings, Le Castelet and the Villa des Violettes, which became the Saint-Joseph Clinic in the 1920s, were destroyed. The Clos Genest is located on rue des Moulins, near the Cité scolaire Camille-Vernet in the Châteauvert district, a short distance from another of Casimir Genest's projects, the Cité des Officiers.

Wikipedia: Clos Genest (FR)

2. Parc Jouvet

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The Jouvet Park is a 7-hectare public botanical garden located in the commune of Valence, on the banks of the Rhône, under the esplanade of the Champ de Mars, overlooking the Château de Crussol and the Vivarais mountains. A veritable green lung of the city centre, the park bears the name of Théodore Jouvet (1837-1905), the generous donor who offered the city of Valence the sum necessary to buy the land.

Wikipedia: Parc Jouvet (FR)

3. Kiosque Peynet

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Kiosque Peynet Jacques FORÊT :Sequajectrof / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Peynet Bandstand is a bandstand dating back to 1862 located in the centre of the city of Valence, in the Drôme department. He inspired Raymond Peynet's famous lovers in 1942. Designed by architect Eugène Poitoux, the kiosk has been classified as a historical monument since 1982.

Wikipedia: Kiosque Peynet (FR)

4. Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire

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Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire Philippe Ravit / CC BY-SA 4.0

Valence Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Valence, Drôme, France. The cathedral is in the Romanesque architectural tradition. It is dedicated to Saint Apollinaris of Valence. It is the seat of the Bishop of Valence. It has been classified as a historical monument since 1862.

Wikipedia: Valence Cathedral (EN)

5. Maison Dupré-Latour

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The Maison Dupré-Latour, or Hôtel Dupré la Tour, is a former private mansion located at 7 rue Pérollerie, in Valence (Drôme), built from 1522. It was listed as a French historical monument in 1927. The spelling "Dupré-Latour" has become established by usage.

Wikipedia: Maison Dupré-Latour (FR)

6. Ancienne Abbaye Notre-Dame de Soyons

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The Abbey of Notre-Dame de Être is a former Benedictine abbey for women located in Valence (Drôme). It was created in 1632 by the transfer of the abbey of Saint-Jean l'Evangeliste from the village of Soit (Ardèche) following the Wars of Religion.

Wikipedia: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Soyons (FR)

7. Chapelle des Capucins

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The Capuchin Chapel is a former Catholic place of worship, now disused. It is located at 4 place Laënnec, in the city center of Valence in the Drôme (France), and it has been listed as a Historic Monument since 1997.

Wikipedia: Chapelle des Capucins (Valence) (FR)

8. Valence-Ville

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Valence-Ville station is a railway station serving the town Valence, Drôme department, southeastern France. It is situated on the Paris–Marseille railway, and is the southern terminus of a branch line to Grenoble.

Wikipedia: Valence-Ville station (EN)


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