Valence, between the Vercors and Provence
Valence, a Ville d’Art et d’Histoire in recognition of its rich cultural heritage, is great to wander round, with parks and canals as well as its historic centre. Valence’s proud historical legacy has been enhanced by its Plan Lumière, illuminating the place in style. Among its cultural treasures, note the Valence Museum of Fine Arts and Archaeology. Benefiting from a southern climate, Valence is a reputed gastronomic stop, its most celebrated address Maison Pic, run by star chef Anne-Sophie Pic.