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.