Car & Van Hire in Rouen

Enterprise car hire locations in Rouen

Rouen is one of Normandy's most popular destinations. With a population of 110,000, it's a beautiful cathedral city that inspired Monet to paint many of his pictures. Gustave Flaubert, the famous author, also comes from the city, which is known for being the place where Joan of Arc met her demise. With much history to enjoy, the city has a beautifully restored medieval quarter with fascinating museums and a vibrant cultural scene. It's gone through many changes over the centuries. During the Middle Ages, Rouen was struck by the plague and then devastated by fire. Parts of it were bombed during World War II. However, the city has bounced back to become the magnificent capital of Normandy that it is today. The Rouen Enterprise branch is to the north of the River Seine in the city on Avenue Bernard Bicheray. This is close to the D982, which leads to the A150 and N1338, two major routes for driving around the wider area. If you're arriving at Rouen train station, the branch is about 2.5 miles away and you can get there on foot or by taxi.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Rouen

Booking your Rouen car hire with Enterprise means you can benefit from the comprehensive selection of vehicles. If you're travelling on holiday or for business, hiring a compact car or an economy car will save you money and is easy and convenient. However, if you prefer a luxury model, Enterprise can cater for your needs. Hiring a people carrier is popular with families or groups, and SUVs are great for flexible driving around the countryside.

Cheap Car and Van Hire in Rouen

Enterprise is a great choice for Rouen car hire because you can book online with the city's branch, which is convenient and easy. Add an additional driver, a satnav or a child seat, and benefit from an excellent range of both cars and vans at competitive rates. Get the best deals when booking online and save money for prepaid rental at the same time. Also, fuel-efficient vehicles ensure an economical and environmentally-friendly journey every time.

Airport Car Hire

Rouen's airport is in Boos, about eight miles from the Enterprise office in the city, which is the nearest Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch to the airport. At Président Coty, just outside the airport at Franqueville-Saint-Pierre, you can catch a bus to Rouen, which takes about 20 minutes. You'll arrive at Rouen Conservatoire and can then transition to the Enterprise branch in the northwest of the city.

Attractions in Rouen

Visiting Rouen cathedral is a must when in the city. This stunning building originated in the fourth century and represents various styles of architecture. Claude Monet painted its facade and the heart of Richard the Lionheart is held in a tomb there. If you go to the old town, you'll see the place where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, as well as a church in her name. To see magnificent views of the city, climb up The Big Clock on the rue du Gros Horloge. Then, visit Gustave Flaubert's birthplace. This famous writer is best known for his novel, Madame Bovary, and his home is now a museum on the Rue Lecat.

Places to Visit Outside Rouen

Get out of the city in your hire car and drive to Dieppe. Although around 40 miles away, you can get there in an hour and enjoy this lovely seaside resort. For a great day-trip from Rouen, go to Les Andelys, around 25 miles away. Finally, 45 miles from the city in your hire car via the A13 lies Giverny, the former home of Vernon and Monet. The journey will take around an hour and is well worth it, especially if you're an art lover.

Parking and Traffic Information in Rouen

Driving in Rouen is similar to most large cities, in that there are one-way streets and pedestrianized areas to navigate. Therefore, taking a satnav and/or a paper map will prove useful. The city has a ring road, which helps the flow of traffic. It's always a good idea to leave plenty of time for your journey, especially if you're travelling at peak times. When looking for parking in Rouen, you'll find car parks near the Hotel de Ville and Place du Vieux-Marche, as well as in other areas. Also, you can sometimes find free parking on the south bank.