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    Valence Resort

    • Valence, France
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      Valence - a small town in the north of France, is located 60 km from Lyon on the left bank of the Rhone. Have a high rating resort "4 flower" from the Association Concours des villes et villages fleuris. In the city, an area - 36 sq. km, home to 67 thousand people.

      The first mention of Valenciennes dated 4th century, while the settlement, which was called Julius Valens, was the seat of a bishop. Over the next 800 years, it was in turn under the authority of the barbarians, Alans, Germans, Spaniards and the Franks. In the 16th century became Valence center of Protestantism Alpine province. The city begins to develop, it becomes an important political and economic point on the map of the country. However, the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 struck a fatal blow to the local trade, industry and population.

      Valence today known as the gastronomic center, which features restaurants that received a "3 star" Michelin. Also, the city is rich with landscapes and architecture. A special place in the tourist guides take Sagrada Apolinario (Cathédrale St-Apollinaire), Central Library and Museum, which contains priceless Roman relics.

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