Car & Van Hire in Chalon Sur Saone

Enterprise car hire locations in Chalon Sur Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone is a town in east-central France. The River Saone flows close to the town and the Canal du Centre flows through it. These two waterways became the conduit for the transportation of wine, and consequently, the town became a distribution centre. Chalon-sur-Saone's claim to fame is as the cradle of photography. Today, the local economy is thriving and there is a range of industries in the area, including nuclear energy, metallurgy and plastics; Amazon has a distribution centre nearby. Chalon-sur-Saone railway station is on the mainline from Paris to Marseille, and regional trains run from the station, in addition to intercity expresses. A comprehensive bus service serves both the town and the surrounding rural areas, and special services are laid on for people with disabilities. There is also a bicycle-sharing scheme in operation. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a branch in Chalon-sur-Saone.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Chalon Sur Saone

Enterprise has an outstanding selection of cars and vans for hire. Whatever your driving requirements, Enterprise can provide you with a vehicle that meets your needs. Enterprise knows that choice is important, because customers hire cars for many different purposes. Perhaps you have always dreamed of being at the wheel of a premium car, such as a Mercedes-Benz convertible – Enterprise can make that happen. Alternatively, you might want a small car that is economical on fuel to drive around town and the local area. People carriers are great for larger groups travelling together, or you could consider an SUV.

Cheap Car and Van Hire in Chalon Sur Saone

No need to worry about the cost of car hire when you deal with Enterprise. They have rental packages to suit all budgets, and with Enterprise, you are quoted an ‘all in' price; there are no nasty hidden extras waiting. Enterprise puts a great deal of work into their website so that customers can see what cars are available, with prices and any special deals. You can book online, too, using the booking form. You won't get a better deal elsewhere. Enterprise takes good care of all their cars and vans by servicing them regularly, and every vehicle is valeted before collection.

Airport Car Hire

Never underestimate the convenience of hiring a car at the airport, preferably in advance. Once booked, you know that your vehicle will be ready to collect as soon as your plane lands. A hire car removes any need to struggle with heavy luggage or having to join the end of the queue for public transport or taxis, and it means you can set off to your next stop without delay. The nearest airport to Chalon-sur-Saone is Lyon-Saint Exupury, 75 miles away. The airport has over 20 operators, including Air France, British Airways and a number of budget airlines. Enterprise has a branch at the airport.

Attractions in Chalon Sur Saone

The Quai des Messagenes is a museum charting the history of photography since its birth in the town. It is full of photographs (over two million of them) and ‘through the ages' paraphernalia associated with the art form. It houses a huge display of cameras, including state of the art modern devices. Also in the museum is what is reputed to be the first combustion engine, created by Niephore Niepce. June is a good time to visit Chalon-sur-Saone, when the annual Chalon dans la Rue, or Festival of the Street takes place; a celebration of street entertainment, when, for four days, the town is filled with jugglers, acrobats, musicians, clowns and live music.

Places to Visit Outside Chalon Sur Saone

The city of Dijon, famous the world over for its pungent mustard, is a 44-mile drive north from Chalon-sur-Saone. The city has a large number of churches covering different architectural styles. Of particular interest to visitors is the crypt of St. Benignus Cathedral, which is over 1,000 years old. Dijon also has some excellent museums, including the Musee des Beaux-Arts, which is part of the Ducal Palace Complex. Lyon is 80 miles south of Chalon-sur-Saone. Of particular note are the city's Roman ruins, including the amphitheatre, which is open to visitors. Lyon also has a number of interesting 14th and 15th century churches, as well as buildings from the Bourbon period.

Parking and Traffic Information in Chalon Sur Saone

The A6 major road between Paris and Lyon and route nationales 73 to Besancon run close to the centre of the town – these are relatively fast roads with few delays. The surrounding area of Chalon-sur-Saone is largely rural and drivers should make sure they allow sufficient time to navigate the narrow roads they will encounter. Parking in the town is unproblematic; facilities are operated by Q Parks, and pay car parks can be found on Rue Gloriette, Chanson-Sur-Saone Motte and close to the Hotel De Ville.