1 - Arrive in the morning at Valence TGV station.
2 - Greeted by your guide/interpreter (French, English, Japanese)
3 - Drive to Valence in a category D rental car
4 – Take a stroll down to the Kiosk, visit the Jouvet Park, sightseeing, and free time in the old town centre
5 - Lunch at "Le 7 de PIC" Anne Sophie Pic’s bistro (aperitif, appetizer, meal, dessert, wine and coffee included)
1 - Visit the Gérard Vialet showroom dedicated to Peynet and other love-theme creations
2 - Visit the Epervière water sports centre and cruise on the Rhone
3 - Receive a "Peynet Lovers" diploma in the Valence Town Hall wedding ceremony room
4 - Late afternoon return to the TGV station or 2nd day extension
Options to be booked on order
Romantic escapade downtown
Dinner at “L’Epicerie” (a downtown restaurant) and overnight accommodation in a 3-star hotel (based on double room price), including breakfast and a flower arrangement in your room.
Romantic escapade at the PIC restaurant
Gourmet dinner at the “Maison Pic” and overnight accommodation in the 4-star hotel (based on double room price), including breakfast and a flower arrangement in your room.
Flower arrangement (bouquet, newlyweds’ car) Category P car
Options and suggestions (to be ordered and paid for on the spot)
1. Refreshments at a street café including a Valence pastry speciality “Suisse”
2. Exclusive Peynet engagement and wedding rings at the Gérard Vialet shop
3. Wedding announcement, thank-you cards, Peynet Wedding book at the Gérard Vialet shop.
4. A half-bottle of Peynet champagne at the “Maison Pic”
5. Anne-Sophie Pic's book: "Au nom du Père"
6. Souvenir and postcard shops
7. A stroll along the canals
8. Opportunity for wine-tasting and purchase of wine in town or at local wineries
SHORT DESCRIPTION AND COMMENTS
The city and its evolution are fascinating. Discover the cathedral, the famous names connected to the old town, the charming Provencal-style squares. Valence is a city with so many facets: art, history, water and trade. Its multiple facets constitute an undeniable asset which leads you through different times and styles.
The Peynet Kiosk: the city’s gem
With the Valence kiosk as a backdrop, Peynet created The Lovers, which made him famous all over the world.
The Parc Jouvet: a green setting for the Peynet kiosk
Wander through this historical and enchanting park, an exceptional green haven set on the edge of the old town containing 700 different rare species of trees. It will charm both young and old: trees, flowers, canals, monumental fountains, swans, deer, exotic birds… The ideal location for unforgettable photo souvenirs.
The "7 de PIC"
The restaurant has a view on the street but also on the patio. Mirroring the National 7, the route of yesterday's gastro-nomads, this bistro takes all the symbols of the road and reinterprets them in a décor that is baroque and full of humour. Napoleon III chandeliers, white dishes and red glasses, road signs on the floor, milestones, a bar for quick meals, Plexiglas chairs, bistro tables with handbag hooks… the colour scheme is red, asphalt grey and white under a sky-blue ceiling and set in the shade of black and white photographs of plane trees – an atmosphere both animated and chic!
Gérard Vialet space: permanent exhibition of Peynet’s works
Raymond Peynet's work is unlikely to be forgotten. Following the artist’s death, Gérard Vialet, established in rue Fernand Forest, Valence, ensures that Peynet's image of the Lovers will remain forever young. Gérard Vialet's latest creation is a line of romantic jewellery in the image of Peynet's famous Lovers. Gérard Vialet faithfully honours his love of Raymond Peynet.
A River Cruise
The river runs through the city, revealing secrets to cruise passengers as gentle waves carry them along this blue highway. It is a unique and pleasant way to discover Valence and its surroundings from another perspective.
ROMANTIC ESCAPADE OPTION
Romantic escapade in the city centre
Dinner at the restaurant “L’Epicerie”
Corinne and Pierre SEVE welcome you in a beautiful vaulted room, tastefully decorated and situated in the old centre of Valence: intimate décor, sober black restaurant counter, temporary art exhibitions. The desire to take care of the customer is obvious, as well as Pierre SEVE’s wish to share his penchant for reinvented cooking where traditional dishes are revamped.
3*** Hotels in the city centre
One is a charming traditional hotel; the other is of modern, new millennium design.
Two friendly and comfortable establishments in the city centre to make your stay both pleasant and functional.
Hôtel des Négociants
Hôtel de France
Romantic escapade at the "Maison PIC 5*****"
Gourmet dinner: Maison PIC *** rating in the Michelin Red Guide
Hôtel Relais & Châteaux
Enjoy the refined and relaxed atmosphere while the attentive staff serves you dinner in the most serene of environments. Anne-Sophie Pic, heiress of the dynasty, puts vegetables in the limelight, adds a touch of Provence, makes original combinations from traditional ingredients, reveals authentic tastes and adores divine deserts.
You will enjoy luxurious, comfortable, contemporary-style rooms
Photo JY Salabaj
Photo Gil lebois
Photo Gil lebois
LOVER'DAY IN FEW WORDS
Arrival in Valence TGV station
1. Your guide/interpreter drives you to the old centre of Valence.
2. Then let the guide lead you on a romantic and leisurely tour of Valence.
3. Discover Anne-Sophie Pic’s bistro which has been awarded its third star: the 7 de Pic and its cuisine.
4. The Gérard Vialet space, based on the Lovers theme, offers you a romantic moment.
5. A cruise on the famous Rhone river.
6. “The Peynet Lovers” award ceremony at Valence Town Hall will complete this wonderful day.
Lovers’ day : A partir de 500.00 € (all taxes included) / person
Romantic escapade in the city centre: 200.00 € (all taxes included) / person
(based on double room price)
Romantic escapade at the “Maison PIC 4****”: 530.00 € (all taxes included) / person
(based on double room price)
Extra charge for a category P car: 220.00 € (all taxes included)
(Mercedes E280 Cdi or Citroën C6 HDI FAP)
Offer depending on availability at the time of reservation.