Car and Van Hire in La Rochelle
Welcome to Enterprise Rent-A-Car La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle
With a seafaring heritage, La Rochelle is a vibrant and welcoming place. It's close to the islands of Ré and Oléron, and features several ports. In addition to being famous for boating, La Rochelle has lovely churches, tucked-away streets in the centre, old wooden houses and stately homes, all of which tell of its incredible history. Art and culture are plentiful, with major events such as the International Film Festival. You'll find the Enterprise branch at La Rochelle Airport, which is about four miles from the city centre. This is ideal for those flying into the region. If you're arriving into the city by train, there's a bus service to and from the airport. On weekdays and Saturdays, take bus number 7, and number 40 on Sundays.
Our Vehicles for Hire in La Rochelle
When looking for La Rochelle car hire, the Enterprise fleet comprises vehicles to suit everyone. You might be renting a car for business or holiday purposes and may be travelling on your own or in a group. Enterprise has compact cars, which are ideal for city driving, as well as economy cars for those looking for a cost-effective car hire solution. If you'd like a luxury car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car can also cater for your tastes. Families and groups may benefit from a people carrier or an SUV for driving through the countryside in all weather.
Cheap Car and Van Hire in La Rochelle
Pick up great deals for La Rochelle car hire when you rent a car from Enterprise at the airport. Booking online is simple and straightforward for car rental in La Rochelle, and you'll benefit from a great choice of cars and vans at competitive prices. Save money for prepaid rental and take advantage of extras such as child seats and satnavs when booking your vehicle. Enterprise cars and vans are all fuel-efficient vehicles, making driving economical and better for the environment.
Airport Car Hire
La Rochelle Airport is easy to access using the N237/E602 and is to the northwest of La Rochelle. It's also close to the coast and the Isle de Ré. The airport is well served by airlines such as easyJet, and there are daily flights from places such as London Stanstead. Therefore, it's a popular destination when flying into the west of France. Hiring a car at the airport means you can not only access the local area around La Rochelle, but also cities such as Poitiers, Angouleme and Nantes.
Attractions in La Rochelle
A visit to the city's Old Port will reveal a picturesque area with ancient yet well-maintained buildings. There's a real Mediterranean feel to this area, with its narrow streets and light-coloured stone buildings. Marvel at the Three Towers around the harbour, dating back hundreds of years. The views from the top are excellent, although you need to be fit to climb the stairs! La Rochelle Aquarium is easy to walk to from the harbour and is excellent for those who love animals and nature. For a touch of history, visit Le Bunker de La Rochelle, a World War II bunker full of exhibits and fascinating displays. Also, the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle features fascinating natural history and is one of the country's oldest museums.
Places to Visit Outside La Rochelle
Drive to the Île de Ré to enjoy its beaches and lighthouses. The island offers plenty of opportunities for water sports and has many pleasant restaurants. Take a trip to the capital, St. Martin, to get the true flavour of the island. To get there, follow the N237 west from La Rochelle, which becomes the D735 bridge leading to the island. Around a 40-minute drive (23 miles) from La Rochelle is Rochefort, a charming town that's well worth day trip. It centres around the harbour and has a large central square, with 17th to 19th-century architecture and cafes for relaxing drinks and snacks.
Parking and Traffic Information in La Rochelle
Parking your hire car in La Rochelle is fairly easy. There are numerous car parks dotted around the city. For example, use Parking Notre Dame or park on the Place de Verdun, which is a convenient location and only a short distance from the old town. When driving into the city, be aware of bus lanes and pedestrianized streets. The Quai Duperre at the old port is a car-free zone. Fortunately, La Rochelle benefits from a dual carriageway ring road, the N237, offering convenient access to the entire city.