Car and Van rental in Nantes

Nantes is the capital city of the Pays de la Loire region of western France. Formerly part of the historic province of Bretagne, or Brittany, Nantes is famous for its architectural heritage, museums, galleries and the numerous parks and gardens dotted throughout the city. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch at Nantes Train Station, on Rue de la Commune, is conveniently located just over a mile-and-a-half, or less than 10 minutes' drive, southwest of Nantes city centre via Rue de Strasbourg.Although a little further afield, the Enterprise branch at Nantes St. Herblain is still less than five miles, or approximately 20 minutes' drive, northwest of Nantes city centre, via Route des Vannes.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Nantes

Enterprise aims to offer its customers a total transportation solution and this philosophy is reflected by the vast array of options for car rental in Nantes. Different customers obviously have different needs in terms of seating capacity, luggage space, comfort, style and horsepower, but even the most demanding will find a vehicle to their liking at Enterprise. For larger groups, Enterprise operates a fleet of people carriers, including mini and full-size multi-purpose vehicles and minibuses, which is available at any of its branches, including Nantes.

Cheap Car and Van Hire in Nantes

The Enterprise brand is recognised all over the world and is synonymous with economical rates and exceptional customer service. Fittingly, Enterprise makes Nantes car hire quick and easy, by offering its entire fleet of modern, fuel-efficient vehicles via a single online booking platform. Not only that but, by opting to pay for their car or van hire in advance, customers can save 10% on the hire cost of any vehicle for any period.

Airport Car Hire

The Enterprise branch at Nantes Airport, known locally as Nantes Atlantique Airport, is situated less than 10 miles, or less than 30 minutes' drive, southwest of central Nantes via the southbound N844, otherwise known as the Nantes ring road. The international airport, which handles over three million passengers a year, is served by direct flights from elsewhere in France, Europe, including Great Britain, North America and Africa.

Attractions in Nantes

Major tourist attractions in central Nantes include the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, or Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, on Place Marc Elder, which was originally built in 1207. Today, the Chateau houses the Nantes History Museum, which details the history of Nantes and the surrounding area, including scale models of the city at various points in its existence. The nearby Cathédrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, or Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, was only completed in 1891, after construction began over four centuries early, and features an eclectic mix of architectural styles, including stained glass, sculpted tombs and lavishly embellished gates. Outside the city centre, to the northwest, Parc de Proce, on Rue des Dervallieres, is a huge, well-maintained park set in undulating hills and just the place for a relaxing stroll among camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons,

Places to Visit Outside Nantes

Away from the urban population centres, the Pays de la Loire retains a rural character with many attractive towns and villages within easy reach of Nantes. Redon is just over 60 minutes' drive northwest of Nantes, via the N137 and D614, a route that skirts along the eastern boundary of the Parc Naturel Régional de Brière, or Brière Regional Natural Park. The town was built around the Abbey of Saint Sauveur, at the confluence of the rivers Vilaine and Oust, and is a central point on the Nantes-Brest canal. The medieval walled town of Vannes, a similar distance west of Redon, via the D775, is a popular departure point for boat trips around the Gulf of Morbihan.

Parking and Traffic Information in Nantes

Nantes has its fair share of car parks. Parking Tour Bretagne, on Place de Bretagne, with 663 spaces and Parking Decré-Bouffay, on Rue du Moulin, with 614 spaces, provide central, if rather cramped, parking in the immediate vicinity of the historic centre. Parking Feydeau, on Cours Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves, with 520 spaces, is a little further away, but still fairly central and provides spacious parking spaces, unlike some of the other car parks in Nantes. With the exception of the historic centre, which is largely pedestrianised, Nantes is easily navigable by car, although it's probably worth adding 25%, or more, to your journey time if you're travelling at morning or evening peak times.