The standard of the hospitality and service. Friendliness. Simplicity and effectiveness. Welcome to Julien Catteau’s hotel.
“The hotel is in a quiet setting, 5 minutes from Valence. We will do everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.”
In the heart of the Drôme department and a few minutes from Valence, this 3-star hotel is in an ideal location. Julien welcomes you there in a simple and friendly setting. The Hotel The Originals Valence East, with its restaurant, 54 modern and functional guest rooms and 2 seminar rooms, is ideal whether you are a tourist or on a business trip. As Julien likes to remind people, his hotel has a quiet and peaceful environment within easy reach of Valence. When the weather is good you can relax on the shady terrace after a busy day. Close to the Vercors massif leading to the Mediterranean, the hotel is a perfect place to work, rest and relax.
The hotel’s 54 rooms can accommodate 1 to 6 people. Some are specially equipped for handicapped guests. You can enjoy optimal comfort thanks to quality bedding. Some of the rooms are air-conditioned and all are fully equipped to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. They are functional and have a soothing contemporary style.
Julien’s hotel has its own restaurant, La Table des Couleurs. The chef cooks up traditional, simple and seasonal cuisine. And to get the day off to a good start, Julien offers a generous buffet breakfast served from 7 to 10am.You will find croissants, fresh and toasted bread, brioches, jams, butter, yoghurts, ham, cheese, hard boiled eggs, fruit juice, cereals, tea, coffee... Breakfast is served in the dining room or out on the terrace.
LA TABLE DES COULEURS
Near the centre of Valence, the hotel is a great place from where to explore Drôme, a region full of natural and cultural surprises.
THE PALAIS IDÉAL BY THE POSTMAN CHEVALLocated in Hauterives, the Palais Idéal built by the postman Cheval is a unique and unusual monument. Ferdinand Cheval dreamt of building a fairytale palace, and at 43 years of age he decided to begin his construction. He was a postman with no architectural or artistic training. While doing his rounds, he would collect stones to use for the walls, pinnacles and gargoyles in his garden. The work took 33 years. In 1969 André Malraux declared his work a listed building.
THE VERCOURS MASSIFThe rocky fortress of the Vercours massif served as a base for the French Resistance. Protected by the largest regional nature park of the Northern Alps, you explore it by navigating narrow gorges such as the Grands Goulets or the Bourne. On the plateau, the open and vast landscapes are covered by forests to the north while the south is reminiscent of the arid and uninhabited steppes of southern France. All over, chasms and caves such as Coufin attract cavers. In winter you can do alpine and cross-country skiing.
VALENCE MUSEUM, ART AND ARCHAEOLOGYThis museum of art and archaeology presents 400,000 years of history and six centuries of the history of art. It is also a magnificent historical building with an amazing ultra-modern annex. The museum specialises in landscape painting from the 16th century to modern day with the red chalk drawings by Hubert Robert as its main attraction. The archaeological collection is devoted to the Middle Rhone Valley.
The hotel has 2 fully-equipped seminar rooms which benefit from natural light in a pleasant and quiet setting.