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Life in Valence

Practical information

Explore meal plans and campus cafeterias, student housing options and transportation.

Finding Accomodation: see Housing.

Where to eat for lunch

“La Ferme”:

Cafeteria: pasta, French fries or vegetables, pizzas, salads, desserts. This University canteen is the closest to Esisar. It is located rue Barthélémy de Laffemas, pôle universitaire Briffaut. To get there: Bus lines Cité 4, 7 and 13, bus stop “Briffaut”.
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.


“Le Point RU”:

Fast-food : sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizzas. Site universitaire Rabelais, Université Joseph Fourier. To get there : Bus line Cité 2, bus stop “Rabelais”. Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.


“Le RU”:

University canteen with a self-service menu : starter, meat and vegetables, cheese or dessert. 6 Rue Derodon – 26000 Valence. To get there: bus lines Cité 4 and 13, bus stop “Camille Vernet”.
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.


“Au coin du RU”:

Fast-food : sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizzas. Site universitaire Latour-Maubourg, Université Stendhal. To get there : bus lines 2, 9, 12, 15, bus stop “Latour Maubourg”.
Opening hours : Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.


“La brasserie Latour-Maubourg ”:

New cafeteria. Opening on November 3, 2014. Maison de l’étudiant Drôme-Ardèche
Place Latour-Maubourg – 26000 Valence. To get there: bus lines 2, 9, 12, 15, bus stop “Latour Maubourg”.


How much? Cost of a meal:

3,25 € in any of the 5 restaurants above mentioned, and also different lunch menus at different costs. You can pay in cash.

 

Transportation

Bicycle:

Whether for a quick trip to the store or pedaling over to your home, you can rent a bike to cycle around town. Once a subscription is purchased, you can hire and return a bike at any of the 20 docking stations available across Valence and its surroundings. They are available 24/7. Visit the website to explore stations, pricing and how bike sharing in Valence works: Libélo: www.velo-libelo.fr.
The association “Roulons en Ville à Vélo” (Let’s ride around town) also makes second-hand bicycles available at discount rate: www.revv-valence.org.


Bus services:

Bus maps and bus times leaflets are available in all Citéa agencies and city halls of the department. One and only phone number for all Citéa agencies: 04 75 60 06 26. www.citea.info. Citéa agency in Valence: 11 bis boulevard d’Alsace – 26000 Valence. Bus stop: Pôle Bus. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: from 7 am to 6:30 pm. Saturday and summer: from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 1:30 pm to 6 pm.


Carpooling:

Thanks to car-sharing, you can get around safely while meeting people, and save money. If you are interested in carpooling, find a match and contact drivers or passengers to arrange the details of the journey here: www.ecovoiturage0726.fr.


Train:

The Valence-TGV station allows you to reach very quickly the largest towns in France. With the TGV (“Train à Grande Vitesse”), Valence is only 2h from Paris. The Jeune 18-27 railcard allows you to travel at a reduced price on the French train network: from 25 % (guaranteed) to 60% off at different times, during one year. You can order it from the following link: www.sncf.com/fr/tarifs-reduits/carte-jeune) or get it from any French railway station’ ticket office (you must provide one passport photo and proof of identity to justify your age).
To book your train tickets, find information on train departures and arrival times and get real-time updates on train status across the network: www.sncf.com/.
For regional rail travels in Rhône-Alpes, see specifally: www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/rhone_alpes/fr. A discount SNCF card for youths aged 26 and under (“TER Illico Liberté Jeunes”) is also available: www.ter.sncf.com/rhone-alpes/offres/tarifs/illico-liberte-jeune.

Written by Xavier Oster

Date of update September 6, 2017

Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes
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