Car and Van Hire in Tours
Welcome to Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tours 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 Tours
Tours is a city in the centre of western France, on the River Loire. It has a population of 135,000 and is home to the Francois Rabelais University, whose students contribute enormously to the social and cultural life of the city. Historically, Tours was part of the Roman Empire in the first century, and later a stopping-off point for the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. During World War I, a garrison was established in the city, which later during World War II was heavily bombed, with the loss of many historical buildings. Today, Tours is the tourist hub for the Loire Valley, with its many chateaus. It has an oceanic climate, with temperatures reaching the low 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. Unusually for this part of France, buildings in the traditional style are not topped with terracotta tiles; instead, white walls have roofs of blue slate. For details of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, follow the link, Tours.
Our Vehicles for hire in Tours
With Enterprise, you have a great choice of vehicle. For fuel economy and getting around town, it's hard to beat a nippy hatchback. If you want an elevated driving position so that you can get a great view of the countryside you are driving through, then a sport SUV might be just the thing. Travelling with a large family or party of adults can be problematic on public transport, when everyone may have to separate for the journey. An MPV means you can travel together in style. Enterprise work hard to put all their vehicles through a regular maintenance schedule, also ensuring that their vehicles are clean both inside and out by the time they are collected. Check out Enterprise cars.
Cheap Car and Van Hire in Tours
Please don't be misled by the heading. By cheap, we only mean you get a great deal at a very competitive price. You are not just paying to hire a car; you also get Enterprise's first-class service, both on booking and in terms of backup. Browse the Enterprise website 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and book a car at a time that suits you. The best deals can be found online, although Enterprise agents are always happy to speak to you over the phone if you have any questions. You really won't get a better deal.
Airport Car Hire
Enterprise aspire to open an outlet at every airport in the world and already have many airports covered, including Tours. The convenience of alighting from your plane and going directly to collect your hire car has much to be said for it, especially when the nearest bus stop is a 10-minute walk away, as it is at Tours. No need either to worry about those often difficult, not to say expensive commutes between the airport and your destination – just collect the car keys and you can be on your way in no time. With Enterprise, you also know that the vehicle you booked will be ready for you, valeted inside and out.
Attractions in Tours
Tours is a historical city, so there is much to see. The medieval quarter or Le Vieux Tours is a great place to sit and take refreshment in one of the many cafes and bars that line the central square. Visit the Gothic cathedral dedicated to St. Gatien, and take a break in La Gloriette Park, which has its own free adventure playground. The Basilica of St. Martin of Tours dates from the 19th century, although it was built on the site of a much older church. The Basilica houses the tomb of its eponymous saint.
Places to Visit Outside Tours
Angers is just over an hour's drive from Tours. It was a bastion against Brittany during the Hundred Years' War. Today, it is a student city with a busy nightlife and some great restaurants along St Laud. The Prince Museum focuses on classical antiquity and there is also an Air Museum. Orleans, 77 miles from Tours, draws visitors due to the number of castles in its vicinity. This was home to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, and you can visit her house. Her feast takes place each May, with festivities that include a large medieval market.
Parking and Traffic Information in Tours
Drivers should do their research before driving in any foreign country. Capable, confident motorists should have no problems navigating Tours and its surrounding area, but they must observe both national and regional traffic regulations, and ignorance is not an excuse. When planning to drive in Tours itself, learning how the traffic flows, and where bus lanes, other restricted zones and one-way streets are is a must. It is always advisable to travel outside the peak rush hours. There are numerous car parks in Tours, although the underground Vinci Carpark between the railway station and the Halles Market is reputed to be the easiest to access.