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Rent a car at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport with Europcar
Located in the south-west of France, Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is an international travel hub serving Bordeaux. Situated just 12 kilometres west of Bordeaux, the airport is within close proximity of this beautiful neoclassical city nestled in a region famed for its winemaking.
If you want to begin your tour of Bordeaux and beyond as soon as you touch down, our Europcar Bordeaux-Merignac Airport is located on-site at the airport for your convenience.
The Europcar car hire experience at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport
Whether you’re in Bordeaux for business or leisure, one of our new hire cars will get you to where you want to be with ease. We have a great range of vehicles to choose from depending on your needs, with compact rides like the Fiat 500 being a top choice for solo travellers looking to nip around the city. Should you require more space, the Mercedes Classe B is wonderfully roomy and then there’s the new Renault Espace which seats seven people comfortably.
Want to add a little luxury to your holiday or business trip? Then how about cruising along the French coast in a compact elite vehicle such as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta?
When you book with Europcar, you will receive a fast, efficient and friendly service with our customer representatives helping you to get on the road as soon as possible. We also offer flexible car rental solutions with our daily, weekly and monthly deals ideal for all kinds of adventures.
Discover Bordeaux and surroundings by car
With a hire car, you’ll be geared up to experience the very best of Bordeaux with a drive around the wine region taking you on a breath-taking tour of the southern part of Western France, on the Atlantic Coast. Here, you’ll discover two main rivers which run through the heart of the region: Dordogne and the Garonne – both a sight to behold.
Other well-known attractions in the area include the magnificent Place de la Bourse which lines the quays of Bordeaux. To the front of this iconic landmark, you’ll also find the stunning Water Mirror which is the world’s largest reflecting pool. Alternating between a mirrored effect and an artificial mist, this attraction is both mesmerising and visually impressive.
Architecturally wonderfully buildings to look out for in the area include: Cathédrale Saint-André, Basilique Saint-Seurin and Basilique Saint-Michel – all picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are well-worth a visit. Le Grand Théâtre is a vision too and don’t miss a trip to the striking Natural History Museum.
With a hire car from Europcar Bordeaux-Merignac Airport, you’re also well-placed to escape city life and head to the coast with the popular beach resort of Arcachon being just 55 kilometres south-west of the city. You could also venture to Cap Ferret – located at the most southerly tip of the Lege-Cap-Ferret Peninsula – or Landes de Gascogne Regional Natural Park just an hour away.
Should you feel adventurous, the popular French cities of Toulouse and Montpellier are within easy reach of Bordeaux and you could even take a leisurely drive to Paris, France’s romantic capital.
Driving in Bordeaux
In France, you must drive on the right hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Be extra cautious if you’re from a country where these rules are reversed.
With a well-maintained road system and plenty of signs to key landmarks and places of interest, navigating through Bordeaux is relatively simple. Remember to always follow basic driving rules such as not to use your mobile phone when behind the wheel. While Bordeaux is famed for its wine tours, drink driving is certainly not allowed and police can be very strict.
With regards to parking, it’s a good idea to leave your car in a secured parking lot or garage on the outskirts of the city and catch a tram into the centre. That said, limited street parking is available closer to the city centre.