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Eat your heart out in Lyon, an active, vibrant French metropolis located in central France. The Rhone and Saône rivers converge to the south of the city which is nestled within large hills and rests on a plain that continues out to the east. Lyon is France's gastronomic capital and features an exceptional array of restaurants and cafés, allowing ample opportunities to indulge in the country's rich, delectable cuisine. To top it off, Lyon is surrounded by some of the most well-known wine regions in the world, so your drinks will be just as delicious as your food. While in Lyon, take a look at the Musée d'Art Contemporain or visit the statue of Louis XIV in Place Bellecour, a popular gathering spot in the city.
On to the wine: pay a visit to the villages of Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, destinations are known to wine connoisseurs all over the world for the fantastic varietals that they produce, or head north of the city to the region of Burgundy. Take a drive through the Rhone River Valley, another nearby region celebrated for the wine it produces. When it's time to burn off those calories, head to the French Alps for skiing, or to Auvergne to see volcanos in France's largest regional nature park. For a particularly nice treat, drive down to the Dentelles Mountain Range, past Montelimar, about 175 kilometers south of Lyon.
Our car hire suppliers in Lyon include Hertz, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located at the main rail stations in Lyon: Part Dieu TGV and Perrache. We also have depots at Lyon Saint Exupéry Airport and several locations in the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Lyon depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
Lyon is the perfect city to start your self-drive holiday around Europe. Travel to other continental Western European countries is usually permitted with no additional fees or restrictions for most vehicle categories. Some vehicle categories, such as luxury cars, have additional restrictions on international travel so it is always best to check at the time of booking that your planned itinerary will be permitted with the particular car you book. You can contact us for more information on multi-country rentals.
Street parking is not available for visitors in Lyon and is strictly for residents. However, there are car parks located throughout the city for visitors to use. They typically charge €1.65-1.95 per hour with a daily maximum of €15.50. Note that special rates may apply for evening and overnight parking.
Many motorways in France have tolls, both in and outside of urban areas. Toll charges depend on the distance and type of vehicle. Cash and credit are usually accepted, though booths may not always have personnel available, so try to carry smaller amounts in case exact change is required.
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