Car & Van Hire in Orleans

Enterprise car hire locations in Orleans

Orleans has long been the focus of wars and invasions, from the time of the Romans and Attila the Hun to destruction of the Second World War. Today, the city and surrounding region are popular destinations thanks it part to the Loire Valley’s connections with Joan of Arc and stunning castles that dot the rolling landscape. Summer festivals transform the city into a hub for entertainment and culture, while Romanesque churches and Renaissance architecture make Orleans an attractive destination throughout the year. Our location in Fleury-les-Aubrais provides affordable car rental just north of the city centre.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Orleans

With a car you can set your own pace when visiting the city and the Loire Valley. In addition to a comfortable space to explore the regions, you also get the flexibility to set your own itinerary and travel off the beaten path to truly experience the Loire Valley. We have a wide range of vehicles, from cars of all sizes to spacious people carriers. You can choose from small mini and compact cars as well as larger saloons and premium cars. Our modern fleet of clean and safe vehicles include models from top manufacturers, including Renault, Opel, Citroen, and Peugeot. Whether you are looking for a vehicle with enough room for your entire family or a luxurious premium car to explore the region in style, Enterprise has an option that fits your needs and budget.

Cheap Car and Van Hire in Orleans

With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Orleans branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.

Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our Orleans branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our Orleans van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.

Airport Car Hire

Orleans is served by Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. We are based in the West terminal at Orly, while our branch at Charles de Gaulle is easily accessible from Terminals 1 and 2. Our desk right in the terminal and cars within walking distance. With a hire car, Orleans is about an hour and a half to the south-west of Orly via the A1 and about two hours from Charles de Gaulle Airport via the A3 and A1.

Attractions in Orleans

Top attractions in Orleans include Ste-Croix, the city’s cathedral. This elegant building boasts a similar design to Paris’ famous Notre Dame. Hotel Groslot, the former Hotel de Ville, is one of the oldest buildings in Orleans. Situated at the Place d’Étape, the red and white stone Renaissance-style building was built in 1550. A recreation of Joan of Arc’s home is found on Place General de Gaulle. Between Place General de Gaulle and the cathedral is Rue Jeanne de’Arc, a street dedicated to the local heroine with several boutiques and patisseries. The liberation of Orleans is celebrated from the end of April until the first week of May. Starting with the ceremonial entrance of Joan of Arc into the city through the Port de Bourgogne, the festival includes concerts and exhibitions. There are also sound and light shows, fireworks, a medieval festival and market, and other events.

Places to Visit Outside Orleans

Hiring a car in Orleans allows you to experience the beautiful architecture heritage of the Loire Valley. Once a popular area for royalty to hunt thanks to its proximity to Paris, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is also home to a number of historic towns, including Tours. Home of the French language, Tours is just over an hour to the south-west of Orleans along the A1. Other historic towns in the Loire Valley include Ambois, Blois, Chinon and Samour. The eleventh century Saint-Benoit-sur-Loire Abbey is also close to Orleans.

The Loire Valley is home to many castles or châteaus, and a car is a comfortable and convenient way of getting to these architectural masterpieces. One of France’s most famous castles is the Château Royal de Chambord. The fabulous Renaissance building is the second most visited château in France after Versailles. Much of the imposing fortress of Château de Chinon dates from the reign of England’s Henry II, who lived and died in the castle during the twelfth century. Other stunning châteaux in the Loire Valley include Azay-le-Rideau, Amboise, Chinonceau, Cheverny, Chaumont sur Loire, Langeais, Pin, and Villandry.

Parking and Traffic Information in Orleans

Driving in Orleans is a relatively pleasant experience without the heavy traffic found in and around France's major cities. If you have a flight during morning or evening rush hours, give yourself plenty of time since the drive between Paris and Orleans can take up to three hours. There are parking options throughout Orleans, including locations close to the city’s main tourist attractions, including the cathedral. Public car parks offer free parking for stays of less than 3 minutes. All châteaux in the area have dedicated paid parking, including Chambord.