In Bordeaux Airport you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Bordeaux is the cultural hub of Southwest France. Situated at the heart of one of the world's finest wine-growing regions on the banks of the Garonne River, Bordeaux is the capital of France's Gironde's departement and the distinguished province of Aquitaine. The historic centre exudes tranquil European charm. Place de la Victoire is home to a captivating combination of vibrant bars and historic monuments, including the emblematic Victory Arch, situated at the top of rue Sainte-Catherine. This shop-lined street is said to be the longest in Europe, leading down to the marble statues and impressive Girondist Column in Place des Quinconces. The lush Public Gardens can be found to the north of Gambetta Square, Bordeaux's most privileged district, nicknamed Little Paris. Sweeping views of the bridges of Bordeaux can be seen from Les Quais along the river bank, lined with grand buildings and lively nightclubs.
Bordeaux is a city that you can visit at any time of the year. The months from September to February are mild. The spring months are warm and sunny whilst summer is hot. Bordeaux has good rail and air links with the airport being a bus ride away from the city centre. Although not a large city Bordeaux is quite spread out but it has a good system of buses and trams serving all areas of the city. In common with other French cities it has a bike hire scheme that allows you to hire a bike for a day or a week picking them up and dropping them off at any of the 80 bike stations across the city.
If you are visiting Bordeaux then there is a good chance that you have an interest in wine. There are a variety of tours available to surrounding vineyards such as Medoc or St Emilion. The tourist office in Bordeaux arranges visits to the vineyards on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April to November. Each trip includes visits to two wine cheateaux. The trip is by coaching meaning that visitors are not tempted to drink and drive. Before taking such a trip it might well be worth visiting The Musee du Vin et Negoce. Found in a former merchants house the museum is the best in Bordeaux showing the development of the wine industry around the city. The website for the museum can be found at http://www.mvnb.fr. French, English and Chinese versions of the website are available. The site gives information on prices and opening times together with a photo gallery, video clips and information on forthcoming events. A visit to the museum includes a wine tasting at the end of a visit. The museum is to be found a 4 Rue Borie.
Before booking a car in France, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on France's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In France drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 30-50km/h
Carriageway : 80-90km/h
Motorway : 110-130km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : 0.05%
In France drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass 0.05 grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 18 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.