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    Tours Car HireTours is a beautiful French city located on the River Loir in the Centre-Val de Loire region. The city is made up of modern architecture, 12th century cathedrals and Roman ruins. The Cathédrale St. Gatien is an iconic triple-naved church which flaunts stained glass from the 13th century and the tomb of the sons of King Charles VIII and Ann de Bretagne. After brushing up on your history at the Cathédrale St. Gatien take a bike ride along the River Loire and admire the natural lush scenery. For a great shopping experience visit Rue Nationale, one of the oldest streets in Tours that stretches nearly a kilometre long. If you'd prefer to visit a shopping centre head to the Atlantis to find a local shops and designer brands.

    To venture out of Tours for the day head to Paris to see the iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, Lourve Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and so much more. Visit the Moulin Rouge, taste homemade cheese and wine, go to the home of brands like Chanel and Dior and let yourself become engrossed in one of the most popular destinations in the world. Le Mans is another great place to visit for the day, located about an hour north from Tours. In the heart of the town you will find the Saint-Julien Cathedral which took around 500 years to building and therefore was influenced by many architectural styles. The stained glass is not to be missed as it is the oldest in the world. Behind the cathedral is the Old City that has houses and buildings from the renaissance era. You can drive through or stroll around on foot to explore the narrow streets and alleyways.

    Drive an hour south until you reach Poitiers if you want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You can unwind in the city centre that is lined with cafes and try the local speciality: Macarons de Montmorillon. Make the one hour drive to the thriving city of Angers, only an hour from Tours for the day. You can experience this entertaining city at the cinema or traditional French night-life at one of the many restaurants, bars and cafes. Angers has great shopping opportunities and museum that exhibit paintings, sculptures, pottery, glasswork and artefacts from Greece, Rome and more.


    Convenient Locations in Tours

    Travellers visiting Tours can find convenient pick-up locations at the Tours Val de Loire Airport, Gare de Saint-Pierre-Des-Corps, Gare de Tours and throughout the city. Auto Europe works with the top, trusted suppliers in the city at these locations including Europcar, Avis and Hertz. Compare rates in our booking engine to find the ideal car hire for your travel in France, including our exceptional rates on one-way car hires. With a one-way car hire, you can pick-up in Tours and drop-off at another location in the city or throughout greater France.

    There are over 50 car parks throughout Tours that vary in price depending on their proximity to the city centre. Car parks in the city centre range in price from as little as €1 per hour to €10 per 24 hours. Most car parks that are more than 10 minutes from the CBD are free, with a few exceptions of course.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Tours

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

    To hire a car in Tours, drivers must be over the age of 18. Additionally, all drivers under the age of 25 should be aware that they will likely be subject to a daily "young driver surcharge."

    Can I use third party insurance for my car hire in France?

    For car hires in France, third party insurance is typically offered from major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. Compare insurance plans to find out what coverage is available and best suited for your travel. Contact Auto Europe toll-free at 24/7 at 1300 656 601 with any questions.

    Contact Auto Europe - ToursCan I drive my car hire into other countries?

    Yes, travel throughout Western Europe is allowed and without restriction for most car hires in France. While traditional car hires can travel freely, restrictions can apply to car hire categories such as luxury hires. Restrictions will vary depending on the car hire supplier and we encourage travellers to direct additional questions to one of our friendly reservation specialists at 1300 656 601.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.


    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Tours

    • Tours to Paris (240km approx. 2hr20min)
    • Tours to Le Mans (100km approx. 1hr30min)
    • Tours to Poitiers (105km approx. 1hr10min)
    • Tours to Angers (130km approx. 1hr20min)
    • Tours to Versailles (235km approx. 2hr10min)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Tours

    Regardless of where you plans in France take you, Auto Europe has the ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. With the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry, we take pride in providing our clients with this exceptional value. While we are known for our unmatched rates on traditional car hires, we additional offers rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more - so, our clients can ensure that they have the ideal vehicle for their travel plans. Compare rates in our booking engine and save today!

    Luxury Car Hire Tours
    Luxury Car Hire Tours -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in Tours? Consider a luxury car hire with Auto Europe for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more.
    Van Hire Tours
    Van Hire Tours -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider Auto Europe's fantastic rates on van hires. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying Tours in a large group or need to transport sizable luggage - Auto Europe has you covered.
    Motorhome Hire in Tours
    Tours Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience France, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout France, you can make the most of your time when travelling in Tours and beyond.