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The Valence Cathedral, also known as Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire de Valence, was built in 1036 as a dedication to Saint Apollinaris. The cathedral has been subjected to several destructions and reconstructions, but even today it stands as a magnificent landmark of the city of Valence. A small space behind the altar of this church is home to the heart of Pope Pius VI, who was exiled during the French Revolution.
A grand historic church, the Église de Saint-Péray is one of the most important religious structures of Saint-Peray. Completely restored in the 20th Century, the church has been the center of community life in the town for years. Community and cultural gatherings are hosted here on a regular basis.
With a little over 1000 locals, the quaint village of Mauves lies in the French department of Ardeche. It is best known for Eglise, the church of the village that exhibits beautiful architecture. The church, with its tapering tower, beautifully carved columns and strong structure stands out amongst all buildings of the village. This is where many important events of the city take place, such as concerts, festivals and community events. Call for details.
Located within the premises of the Musée International de la Chaussure, Les Jardins du Musée International de la Chaussure is a splendid garden sprawling across a huge area. This well-manicured garden has occupied the place since the 17th Century when the edifice belonged to the Convent of the Ordre de la Visitation. A tour of the museum is incomplete without appreciating the natural beauty of the garden. What's more, this serene respite turns into a lively event zone during concerts and music festivals. A must visit for every person touring the Romans-sur-Isère.
Eglise Tournon-sur-Rhone is the only church in the city. The church building is among the oldest constructions in the town and has historic relevance too. The eldest son of King Francis I was first buried in this collegiate church and the remains were later moved to Saint Denis. The church now serves as the local place of worship with regular prayer services and sermons. Besides, it also hosts gospel bands and local cultural activities.
Collégiale Saint Julien is a beautiful church located in the southern suburbs of Tournon-sur-Rhone. The church is known for its archaic setting and the Italian architecture that adorn. Built in the 14th Century, this building's main attraction is its awe-inspiring bell tower. Apart from that, the Collégiale Saint Julien is also visited during various concerts arranged by the church's choir.
Jardin aux Oiseaux was initiated in 1976 and since then it has been a habitat for birds and wild animals spread across 6 hectares of well preserved dense forest. The purpose of the zoo is to educate people about the nature and conserve the environment in its very pure form. The zoo has a more than 200 exotic species of birds like and also showcases various insects and spiders. The botanical garden is well groomed and a place devoted for leisure. A perfect place for all the bird watchers, refer the website for more details.
France is known for its architectural landmarks and every commune has splendid churches that are worth visiting; one such church is Eglise de Vion. Surrounded by hills and greenery, it is set amidst picturesque locale and serene atmosphere. If you like to explore ancient structures then do check out Eglise de Vion.
Located on the outskirts of Romans-sur-Isère, Triors Abbey is an independent Benedictine monastery founded in 1984. The main complex of the abbey is housed in an 18th Century chateau but has undergone a number of renovations in the past years to expand the monastery. Services are conducted in Gregorian everyday and visitors are requested to maintain silence to respect the sanctity of the place. A religious library, a small gift shop and rooms for rent are available here as well.
A hidden treasure of the city of Saint-Barthélemy-de-Vals, the Lac des Vernets is a perfect recluse from the routine life. The lake offers several recreational activities like swimming, volleyball and more. The snack bar is well stocked with all the munchies and chips which you can binge on during your picnic. Besides, the lakeside is a popular venue for various events and concerts. Fun day out awaits you in the arms of nature at the Lac des Vernets.
Tour de Crest, located in the Crest commune of Drome department, is a remnant of a heritage castle. Chateau de Crest is touted to be one of the highest ruins of Europe and the crest dates back to the 12th Century. In fact, the castle led to the rechristening of an entire town in the medieval times. The castle served various purposes, ranging from private abode to prison. However, at present, the remains serve as a prized tourist spot and also have been designated as monument historique.
Located in La Motte-de-Galaure, this sterling monument was built in the 12th-century and construction work was carried out on this church on and off until the 19th century. The facade of this beautiful church has twin bells greeting visitors. This structure is currently managed by the ministry of culture and is a protected historic monument.