Car hire in Valenciennes allows you to explore the whole of the Nord department of France, so visit our local branch to find out what we can do for you. Lying on the Scheldt River, hiring a car in Valenciennes allows you to follow the river up and cross the border into Belgium. Having been almost completely destroyed in World War Two, there are just a few remaining historical buildings, including the façade of the town hall, the church of Notre Dame du Saint-Cordon, La Maison Espagnole, now used at the tourist office, and the Dodenne Tower, a remaining medieval fortification which survived Charles V's order to reduce them.
If you plan on hiring a car in Valenciennes, you can drive over to the Belgian border in 21 minutes (to the Belgian side of Quievrain). Historically renowned for its lace industry, Valenciennes was then a steel and textile industry until the 70s. Rent a car in Valenciennes to explore further afield; as noted above, you can get to Belgium in no time at all - but in Valenciennes itself, why not visit the Musee des Beaux-Arts, an art museum with both temporary and permanent exhibits, stemming from the building's history in the artistic life that was thriving before the French Revolution.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1400-1830, Sa 0800-1200 1400-1700, Su closed
Address: 626 Boulevard Harpignies
Phone: 03 27 31 17 87
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.