Valence is a town in the region of Rhone-Alpes in southeastern France, located on the Rhone River 60 miles from Lyon.
It was founded around 50 BC under the rule of Emperor Augustus, then named "Valentia Julia."
Today, it is known for its history, architecture, olive growing, and southern French culture.
People Born in Valence
Valence in People's Lives
Napoleon Bonaparte: I served as a 2nd lieutenant in this city around 1786.