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Valence is a part of the Rhone-Alpes region of France and is a part of the Drome department. There are many Valence hotels in the city centre. The city centre is also home to various bars, cafes, event venues, nightclubs, and restaurants. Maison Dupre-Latour isn't one of the Valence hotels you can stay at, but it's definitely worth checking out. Built in 1522, this hotel is the perfect example of Valence's historic beauty. The city is 36.69 squared kilometres, so it's definitely a good idea to find a hotel near the places you plan to visit. At Hotels.com, you are able to map Valence hotels and compare by hotel features, location, and star rating. This will help you find the perfect hotel for your holiday in Valence.

What's Valence Like?

Valence is a city with rich historical value. The city contains many great landmarks and tourist attractions. As for older buildings, Valence has no shortage of them. Some popular building include the Cathedral of Saint-Apollinaire from the 11th century, St. John Baptist Church from the 12th century, and House of the Heads from the 16th century. Other cool spots to check out include Temple Saint-Ruf, the Pendant, the Theatre, and the Capuchin's chapel. The Rhone River runs through the city and is easily accessible from many parts of the city, allowing for scenic strolls along its banks. Jean Perdix is on the outskirts, but contains two massive 'water castles' that stand 50-metres above water. You can increase your options by travelling a few kilometres to Guilherand-Granges. This city is home to beautiful beaches, hotels, outdoor terraces, and the Pont d'Arc.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Valence

Valence has a fair-sized population. There are people born and raised, moving for work, and even choosing to retire in or near Valence. The locals are always busy with their own lives, so they don't take much time to worry about what tourists are up to. Avoid tipping your waiters too much if you don't want the locals to think you are a tourist. It's customary to have the tip included in the bill when eating at a restaurant in France. Leave the change or a little extra, if you feel the need to tip more, but avoid doubling the tip. The vast majority of restaurants in the Valence area offer French cuisine. Before leaving Valence, make sure to visit a bakery for 'The Swiss' as it's a real unique experience. This tasty pastry gets it's rich taste from sweet orange flowers, and it's shape makes it look just like a Swiss guard. For more information and assistance in booking the right hotel for your holiday, give Hotels.com's experts a call.