The South of France starts at Valence! The link between the Alps and the Mediterranean, close to the Vercors and the Ardèche, you have chosen to come and study in the capital of the Drôme département.
Here, all Valence university courses are attached to the prestigious Universities of Grenoble (Pierre Mendès-France, Joseph Fourier and Stendhal) -http://www.upmf-grenoble.fr/.
Valence plays host to more than 9,600 students* split across two universities campuses:
Easily reached by TGV high-speed train services (2 hours 10 mins from Paris, 1 hour from Marseille and 35 minutes from Lyon) and motorway (1 hour from Lyon and 2 hours from Marseille on the A7, 1 hour from Grenoble and ski resorts on the A49), Valence has much appeal.
A pleasant stroll can be had around the small squares in the town centre or Victor Hugo district.
The most romantic will strike a pose under the Peynet bandstand, in the middle of the Champ de Mars esplanade.
With five cinemas, a national theatre (http://www.lux-valence.com/) and exhibition centre, Valence offers a rich programme of cultural events.
You certainly won’t get bored. For those of a sporting disposition, there are wide open spaces for cycling, running and climbing. In winter, strap on some skis in Villard-de-Lans (http://www.villarddelans.com/) or Corrençon.
In Valence for my final year, I found the all-inclusive furnished accommodation solution straightforward and efficient
Noémie, 22 years, literature and theatre studies student at Stendhal University
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