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    Car Hire Nantes

    Nantes Car HireSettled over 2000 years ago, Nantes is a city rich in culture and heritage, and with a feel of its own. While not as well known as other parts of France, Nantes has more than it's fair share of historical buildings and landmarks, as well as vast areas of natural beauty surrounding the city. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car hire in Nantes is both easy and economical.

    A great way to start your visit to Nantes is by getting up high and observing the city from above. Drive your hire car to the LU Tower, located in the city centre. Built in 1905, the tower displays grand architecture, and from the top you will get a panoramic view of the city and surrounding area, a great way to get your bearings.

    While in the centre of the city, there are several great attractions worth checking out. The Museum of Fine Arts (Musee des Beaux-Arts) is here, home to artworks including painting and sculptures dating all the way back to the 12th century. Nearby you can also visit the Nantes National History Museum, which is located within the castle previously home to the Dukes of Brittany, and houses displays of both historical and biological significance.

    A short drive from here in your car hire, you can visit what is probably the most unique attraction in Nantes. Les Machines de I'lle can be described as a cross between an exhibition and a theme park, and you will be surprised with amazing hydraulic and mechanical contraptions, in the shape of fish and animals, which all feature moving parts and many have interactive compartments you can ride in. The highlight is a 12 metre high robot elephant on which visitors can ride along the waterfront.


    Convenient Locations in Nantes

    Auto Europe offers pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Nantes. We work with top suppliers including Europcar, Avis and Hertz at our Nantes Atlantique Airport, Gare de Nantes and city locations. Find the ideal vehicle for your travel at one of these convenient locations by comparing rates in our booking engine and we encourage you to inquire about our fantastic rates on one-way car hires that allow you to pick-up in one location and drop-off in another location in Nantes or throughout France.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Nantes

    How old do you need to be to hire a car in Nantes?

    To hire a car in Nantes and throughout France, drivers must be over the age of 18.

    Can I use my licence to drive in France?

    Most European countries allow drivers to drive simply with their domestic licence. Although some car hire companies do not require an international driver's permit (IDP), some local police officers may issue a ticket if you are pulled over without one - so Auto Europe recommends an IDP for all travellers.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.


    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Nantes

    • City to Airport - 13km
    • Angers - 92km
    • Rennes - 109km
    • Tours - 217km

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