On a little hill overlooking the river Baise, Valence is a charming old village. On a clear day you can see almost the whole Pyrenees mountains chain stretching out along the horizon.
The XII century Flaran Cistercian Abbey is a Cultural Centre in a peaceful country setting. You will find exhibitions and don't miss the high-quality concerts.
The Baise river has now been made navigable again, and the port at Valence was revived in 1998. The trip up the Baise from the Garonne river deserves to be explored if you are on the Canal des Deux Mers.