Visit the dazzling and artsy city located on the banks Loire River with a car hire in Nantes. This picture-perfect city has an abundance of sights to visit such as the special Château des ducs de Bretagne (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany) or Cathédrale Saint Pierre, with its two crypts where treasures and the history of the cathedral are displayed. Other top spots to visit include the Fine Arts Musuem or the fantastic Machines of the Isle of Nantes, where you can ride atop a large mechanical elephant. Let Auto Europe help you get on your way in France quicker with our extensive range of rental cars and exceptional service. Use our online search engine to find the perfect vehicle for you!
As a popular tourist destination, Nantes tends to be quite busy at times. It is best to avoid peak hours and for short distances, choose to walk rather than going by car. Parking can be more difficult to find around tourist attractions, so it is best to avoid parking in these areas. In France it is also the law to carry a breathalyser in the vehicle.
To drive your car hire in Nantes safely, learn about the local traffic regulations by paying a visit to our France driving information page.
There is on-street parking in operation in Nantes, marked green and red, with different parking fees. Additionally, there are various public car parks dotted throughout the city.
The city of Nantes is situated in western France, located on the Loire River, 31 miles from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth largest in France by area. The climate is mild, and generally warm and temperate. There is a great deal of rainfall in Nantes, even in the driest months.
Nantes airport is located seven miles southwest of the city centre.
Nantes Airport (NTE)
Website: Nantes Airport
Telephone: +33 892 56 88 00
When parking is scarce at popular sites, it is a great idea to use Nante's public transport network. Buses and trams run throughout the city and going by foot is both economical and you can discover more at a slower pace.