Car and Van Hire in Montpellier

Welcome to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Montpellier page where you will find a wide range of vehicles to choose from to fit exactly what you are looking for at great rates.

Car and Van rental in Montpellier

Montpellier is the capital city of the Hérault département in southern France. The city is situated seven miles inland from the Mediterranean coast on the River Lez and enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers. Modern Montpellier is a cosmopolitan, dynamic tourist centre, offering a mixture of traditional and contemporary attractions. Montpellier University, founded in 1289, still influences the city, with the burgeoning student population creating a youthful, vibrant atmosphere. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at Montpellier Train Station, on Pont de Sete, is less than two miles, or less than 15 minutes' drive, from Montepellier city centre via Cours Gambetta. Alternatively, the Enterprise branch in Montpellier city centre, on Rue de la Castelle, is just over three miles, or less than 20 minutes' drive, away via Avenue de Maurin.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Montpellier

Enterprise operates an extensive fleet of vehicles at each of its branches, with the aim of providing any type of vehicle for any length of time. Car rental in Montpellier is no exception, with customers able to choose from an exhaustive range of cars, people carriers, sports utility vehicles and vans to meet their needs in terms of seating capacity, elbowroom, luggage space and power.

Cheap Car and Van Hire in Montpellier

Enterprise rates for Montpellier car hire are obviously based on the vehicle type and the number of days for which it is required, but the most competitive rates are available online. Online booking is simply a process of choosing your rental location, pick-up and drop-off dates and the type of vehicle you require, If you choose the "Pay Now" option, you can save 10% on the cost of car or van hire, compared with paying when you collect the vehicle.

Airport Car Hire

The closest airport to Montpellier with an Enterprise branch is Montpellier Airport, just over seven miles, or less than 25 minutes' drive, from the city centre via Avenue Pierre Mendès-France and route départementale 66. Montpellier Airport is the main airport in the Languedoc-Roussillion region and is served by direct flights from elsewhere in France, Europe, including Great Britain, and North Africa. A little further afield, Nimes Airport is still less than 40 miles, or less than 60 minutes' drive, from Montpellier city centre via the A9 and A709 autoroutes. Nimes Airport is served by direct flights from Belgium, Great Britain and North Africa

Attractions in Montpellier

The central square, Place de la Comédie, is one of the main historical landmarks in Montpellier, but the Promenade du Peyrou, a terraced esplanade offering panoramic views over the city and the surrounding area is another popular tourist destination. So, too, is the Jardin des Plants de Montpelier, a historical botanical garden founded in 1593 by Henry IV, which holds a collection of over 3,500 plant species in situ or in greenhouses. The Musee Fabre, on Rue Montpellier, close to Place de la Comédie, was founded by François-Xavier Fabre, who was born in Montpellier in 1766, and houses one of the finest art collections in the country.

Places to Visit Outside Montpellier

The proximity of Montpellier to the Mediterranean coastline means that sandy beaches are within easy reach of the city. The seaside resort of Carnon Plage, roughly ten miles, or 30 minutes' drive, south of Montpellier down route départementale 66 (D66) is one of the closest. Sète, known as the "Venice of Languedoc" because of its network of canals, also has a sandy beach and a yachting marina and is less than 20 miles, or just over 40 minutes' drive, southwest of Montepellier via route départementale 612 (D612).

Parking and Traffic Information in Montpellier

If you are hiring a car in Montpellier, bear in mind that the historic centre of the city, including the old town quarter, Écusson, and Antigone, to the east, are pedestrian zones, so you may need to park outside and walk to your destination. Parking though, is plentiful, with underground car parks on Boulevard Sarrail, Place des Martyrs de la Résistance and Rue Foch offering 825, 661 and 451 car parking spaces respectively. Limited on-street parking is available further away, such as on Avenue du Pirée, but expect a healthy walk into the city centre. Remember, too, to allow plenty of time for driving in rush hour, morning and evening, because traffic congestion can be a problem in Montpellier as it can in many European cities.