Valence Things to Do
walk in old city
In the end of the traveled through, the cathedral is found San Appolinaire is the main church of Valence, is in the plaza Give Ormeaux, and was built in the 11th century. Its style mixes various craft processes of the regions around. They consecrated it in 1095, dedicating it to San Corneille, Cyprien and Apollinaire. The bell tower was destroyed by a storm, a hand in the fifteenth century they added him a lateral chapel. The church has an ambulatory that permits the step of the pilgrims on the way to Santiago of Compostella. In 1785, Napoleon Bonaparte, recently arrived at Valence, attended the mass in this place.Related to:
- Family Travel
285, ave Victor Hugo, Valence, Rhone-Alpes, 26001, France
Good for: Solo
Dolce Vita: French and Italian fare
We were hungry and set off looking for a restaurant away from the main street, as we'd heard that's where you find the best value for money...and we weren't disappointed.
Down a small, quiet laneway, it fit our requirements. At 7 pm, it was deserted, but that didn't stop us (we realised by this time that rather than coming out at 6 pm onwards like in Australia, the French often don't come out till 7 or even 8 pm). I think there was only 1 other table occupied while we were there, but it WAS a weeknight and not tourist season..
Favorite Dish: I was surprised to find Tartiflette (gratin of potato, onion and bacon with crème fraiche sauce) as it's rather a French traditional dish, not Italian. I wasted no time ordering it, and wasn't disappointed.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting