Car & Van Hire in Villeurbanne

Enterprise car hire locations in Villeurbanne

Villeurbanne is located to the northeast of Lyon and part of the Lyon Metropolis in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes area of eastern France. This city has been praised for its excellent administration and it draws many people to live and work there. Until the 19th century, Villeurbanne was a collection of individual villages, which today form the neighbouring area. It was once famous for its textile, mechanical and chemical industries, and has a lovely art deco housing complex on the Avenue Henri Barbusse, which is an indication of its 20th-century prosperity. Well-served by Lyon's public transit system, Villeurbanne's nearest Enterprise branch is at La Part Dieu, a business and commercial district. This area is served by the Lyon Metro and the nearest station to the Enterprise branch is Part Dieu Vivier Merle. For those arriving by plane at Lyon Airoport, Villeurbanne is around 25 minutes away by car via the A4325.

Our Vehicles For Hire In Villeurbanne

Hiring a car with Enterprise Rent-A-Car at Villeurbanne gives you a wide selection of vehicles. Therefore, whether you're in the area on business or for leisure, you can select a compact car for easy driving in built-up areas or an economy car if you're on a budget. There's also a range of luxury cars if you really want to travel in style. For more space, hire a people carrier or an SUV if you intend to driving around the countryside

Cheap Car And Van Hire In Villeurbanne

Villesurbanne car hire with Enterprise is easy, thanks to the smooth online booking process. You can book with either the Lyon Part Dieu branch or the Lyon Airoport branch for a range of vehicles at attractive rates. Get the best deals when booking online, and add extras in just a few clicks, such as an additional driver, a satnav or a child seat. Save money with prepaid rental and enjoy the full range of fuel-efficient vehicles, giving you the peace of mind that your journey will be economical and kind to the environment at the same time.

Airport Car Hire

If you're flying into Lyon Airoport and looking for car rental in Villeurbanne, the airport Enterprise branch is the ideal place to collect your vehicle. Many airlines such as Easyjet and Flybe fly to and from this airport from international destinations. The airport is well placed for road access to different places in your hire car, and is close to the outer orbital A432 motorway and slightly north of the Lyon-Grenoble A43 motorway. The Lyon-Geneva and Lyon-Bourg-en-Bresse motorways are also easily within reach of the airport.

Attractions In Villeurbanne

Close to Villeurbanne is the Parc de la Tête d'Or, a large outdoor space with a lake for boating during the summer. It's an excellent place for a stroll when you need to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. Les Puces du Canal is a fascinating flea market you may enjoy on the rue du Canal in Villeurbanne. There's a great variety of furniture, art, vintage clothing and much more. If you're interested in photography, the Institut & Musee Lumiere displays the early history of photography and is very educational, not to mention the stylish architecture of the building itself!

Places To Visit Outside Villeurbanne

Drive to Vienne, around 20 miles south of Lyon. There, you can admire the ancient buildings, including early ruins and Roman and early Gothic churches. The Temple d'Auguste et de Livie, constructed in 25 B.C., is the main attraction. Around a 45-minute drive from Villeurbanne via the A42 is Ambronay, a quaint village with a Benedictine abbey that you can visit. Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is one of France's most beautiful villages and is around an hour's drive from the city, via the A7. It's part of the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat, a lovely nature reserve to explore once you've parked your hire car.

Parking And Traffic Information In Villeurbanne

You can park your hire car on the roads in the area and pay at the nearest meter. Alternatively, use a public car park such as Parking Charpennes on the Rue d'Inkermann. Driving in and around Villeurbanne shouldn't pose any major problems. However, as it's part of the greater Lyon area, you'll benefit from a satnav to help with navigation. Also, be aware that there will be busy times, so allow plenty of time if you're travelling to make a particular deadline.