5 days in Valence & Bourges Itinerary

5 days in Valence & Bourges Itinerary

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5 days in Valence & Bourges Itinerary

Start: Cannes
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Valence
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bourges
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Cannes

2
nights
Valence

Valence ©
Valence is a commune in southeastern France, the capital of the Drôme department and within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at L' Artisan Nougatier, see the interesting displays at Sarl Nougat Diane de Poytiers, then see the interesting displays at European Fighter Aircraft Museum, and finally examine the collection at Cite du Chocolat Valrhona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Crussol, then see the interesting displays at Musee International de la Chaussure (International Footwear Museum), then pause for some photo ops at Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, and finally contemplate the long history of Maison des Têtes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Valence trip maker app .

Cannes to Valence is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. March in Valence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bourges.

Things to do in Valence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Montelimar, Cite du Chocolat Valrhona, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Musee International de la Chaussure (International Footwear Museum), Chateau de Crussol
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European Fighter Aircraft Museum ©
European Fighter Aircraft Museum
Chateau de Crussol ©
Chateau de Crussol
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval

2
nights
Bourges

Bourges ©
For a peek into the architecture of a Roman city, with a monumental gate, aqueducts, thermae, amphitheater, and ruins of the Gallo-Roman walls, visit Bourges, the capital of the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Aignan de Brinay, view the masterpieces at Centre ceramique contemporaine, then head outdoors with Le marais de Bourges, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de Jean Linard, wander the streets of Cite Medievale, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Vierzon, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum d'Histoire Naturelle de Bourges.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bourges tour planner.

You can drive from Valence to Bourges in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Valence in March, expect nights in Bourges to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourges

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Centre ceramique contemporaine, Musee de Vierzon, Cathedrale de Jean Linard, Eglise Saint-Aignan de Brinay, Cite Medievale
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Musee de Vierzon ©
Musee de Vierzon
Cathedrale de Jean Linard ©
Cathedrale de Jean Linard
Eglise Saint-Aignan de Brinay ©
Eglise Saint-Aignan de Brinay

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