Hi everybody ! So next February, some of you will come to France in Valence for the 5th meeting, that's why the French team have decided to make a short presentation about our city which will be yours during one week. We really look forward to seeing you and we hope that you will spend good time here ! Enjoy...
Valence is a city in southeastern France, the capital of the Drôme department, situated on the left bank of the Rhône, 105 km south from Lyon on the way to Marseilles.
Its inhabitants are called theValentinois. Valence was part of the French Towns and Lands of Art and History.
Formerly the duchy of Valentinois, it was ruled by the Duke of Valentinois, a title which is still claimed by the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, though he has no actual administrative control over the area.
Valence lies at the northernmost band of olive cultivation: the local saying “à Valence le Midi commence” that means “at Valence the Midi starts !” and that means that the South of France starts in Valence.