Valence

Valence

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Valence, in the Rhône valley south of Lyon, is sometimes seen as the gateway to Provence and the south of France. It’s a relaxed city and capital of the Drôme, boasting the largest river marina in France and some fine architecture. The town’s oldest monument is the Cathedral of St. Apollinaris, built in the 11th century, but perhaps the most interesting sight from a historical perspective is the Valence Museum of Art and Archaeology, preserving paintings and sculptures dating back as far as the 16th century. Valence’s other claim to fame is that Napoleon stayed here numerous times between 1778 and 1814, with trails tracing his footsteps around the city and monuments named in his honour.

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