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Explore Valence in a Hired Car with Thrifty

Valence - known as Valentinois by the locals - is a "commune", or township, in Southeast France, in the Drôme region. Tourists flock to the town for its architecture and rich history. The Cathedral of St. Apollinaris, built in the 11th century, is a sight to behold. A walk around the Canal des Moulins is a pleasure on a sunny day.

The area around Valence has a lot to offer, and hiring a car is a great way to get around. The mountainous region of Drôme has great skiing in the winter, but if sun, sea and sand is more your thing, the Riviera coast is around a 2 hour drive from Valence.

About Thrifty

The quickest, cheapest and most flexible way to get around Valence and its surrounding areas is to hire a car. If you're looking for cheap car hire in Valence, look no further than Thrifty Car Rental.

At Thrifty Car Rental, you can get all kinds of vehicles, from nippy city cars to functional people carriers. Forget about the hassle of public transport and travel at your own pace, on your own terms.

Promotions and offers

If you want to get the best value for money, look out for the "hot deals" that we run here at Thrifty Car Rental. Any business travellers who hire cars on a regular basis might be interested in the Thrifty Business Programme, which rewards loyalty and regular custom.

Why choose Thrifty?
  • Convenient locations
  • Great value rates all year round
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees
  • No cancellation or amendment fees*
  • Choice of pre-paid or pay later rates
  • Trust our 50 years experience
  • *within seven days of booking being made.

What Valence offers

If you're visiting Valance on business, efficiency and convenience are going to be key. Since the nearest airport to the township - Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport - is over 120km away, it would be handy to have your rental car waiting for you, so you can get to Valence in good time.

Those visiting Valance for leisure will love exploring the winding streets and looking at the beautiful architecture of this town, which dates back to the 4th Century. It's also within driving distance of Marseille, if you fancy a day at the beach.

Anyone on a budget will enjoy the fact that prices in Valence are much cheaper than in popular French tourist destinations, such as Paris or Montpellier.


While there's plenty of great sights to see in Valence, it would be a shame not to explore some of its surround areas, to make the most of your trip. With Thrifty Car Rental, you can hire a car at a reasonable price.

Photos of Valence