Friendliness and calm. The warmth of the hospitality and comfort. The charms and flavours of the Drôme department. Welcome to Julien Catteau’s 3-star hotel.
“We prioritise authenticity and simplicity so our guests can feel at home.”
In the heart of the Drôme department, in southern France, Julien has made hospitality his key word. The Hotel The Originals Valence East Le Clos des Tanneurs that he runs has a welcoming simplicity. Ideally located in Romans-sur-Isère, this 3-star hotel has 39 comfortable and functional rooms, a restaurant and a beautiful seminar room. Julien is keen to provide a relaxing ambiance for his guests and offers them a nice swimming pool adjoining the shady terrace. Within easy reach of Valence, Drôme des Collines and the Vercours massif, the hotel is a perfect place to stay, work and rest, whether on holiday or a business trip.
- INTERNATIONAL SHOE MUSEUM
- THE PALAIS IDÉAL BY THE POSTMAN CHEVAL
- THE VERCOURS MASSIF
The 39 rooms at the 3-star Hotel The Originals Valence East Le Clos des Tanneurs hotel can accommodate 1 or 2 people. These air-conditioned, comfortable, modern and functional rooms have a soothing contemporary style. The well-equipped rooms are great for rest and relaxation a stone’s throw from the centre of Romans-sur-Isère.
- Air-conditioned room
- Cable and/or satellite television
This 3-star hotel in France has its own restaurant, Le Préovert. For lunch and dinner you can enjoy a buffet with salads and snacks or order more substantial dishes. You can eat out in the garden or inside the restaurant which opens to the outside. And to get the day off to a good start, Julien offers a generous buffet breakfast served in the restaurant or out on the terrace.
Located in Romans-sur-Isère, the shoe capital, the Hotel The Originals Valence East Le Clos des Tanneurs is a great place from where to travel around the varied and magnificent Drôme department.
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 can 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.
INTERNATIONAL SHOE MUSEUMSet in the old convent of the Visitation, a large building built between the 17th and 19th centuries, the museum has a collection of shoes presented in chronological and themed order, from Antiquity up to 1900. Lavish, funny or enigmatic, the shoes give an insight into the way people have dressed through the ages and in different countries. The Hams collection, dedicated to shoe buckles, stands out from the rest.
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 Hotel The Originals Valence East Le Clos des Tanneurs has a fully-equipped seminar room which benefits from natural light in a pleasant and quiet setting.