Capital of the Drôme region, Valence is popular for its quality of life. The population is approximately 65,000 inhabitants.
1 hour from Lyon, 2 hours from Marseille, it is located between the Rhone valley and the mountains.
Between the Monts d’Ardèche and the Vercors, you will be seduced by this town with its pretty historic centre where you can stroll through the narrow streets, its colourful market on the Place des Clercs, and its parks and canals. The largest river port in France, l’Epervière, is a must-see along the Rhône.
Many cultural activities are possible in Valence: theatre, cinema, dance, festivals, as well as offering various monuments and museums as tourist attractions.
A gastronomic city, you can discover its local products; pogne, truffles, walnuts, ravioles, caillette, and olive oil.
Where to live?
If you are looking for a central or lively area to live, we recommend the city centre, old Valence or the lower town, Faventines, Gare, Hugo/Maurice Faure, Latour Maubourg.) For a quieter residential area, opt for the east (Les Alpes, Grand Charran, Petit Charran, Montplaisir) or the south (Victor Hugo, Danton, Maurice Faure, Châteauvert).
If you prefer the countryside, the area around Valence is also very popular; to the west, Guilherand Granges and Saint Péray on the Ardèche side, to the south with very pretty villages, Etoile sur Rhône, Beauvallon, Malissard, Montmeyran, Chabeuil, Montélier, to the east Saint Marcel les Valence and Alixan close to the TGV station, and finally to the north, Bourg les Valence.
Are you moving to Valence for a new job or transfer?
Do not hesitate to contact us so that we can help you find accommodation, with or without the Mobili Pass.
Tex by Aude, our relocation consultant