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Pick up your rental car in Bordeaux and discover the south-west region of France. The area is renowned for producing some of the finest wines in France. The city of Bordeaux is the cosmopolitan centre of the area and has plenty to offer. From elegant streets lined with haute couture shops to Michelin star restaurants, Bordeaux has everything you expect from a city break and more.

Bordeaux pick up points
Avis in Bordeaux provides hire cars throughout the city and at Merignac Airport. Choose your pick up point and begin your city road trip experience.

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Plan your journey around Bordeaux

The city of Bordeaux is the epitome of all things chic. Major efforts have been made in recent years to buff and polish the area, transforming it from a tired looking town into a vibrant hub. Buildings have been refurbished, tram lines installed and riverbanks reclaimed.

A drive around Bordeaux in your rental car provides great opportunities to see a number of attractions during your stay in the city. There are plenty of historical landmarks to see like the Victory Arch, Pey-Berland Tower and the Town Hall. Museums worth visiting during your city break include the Musée des Arts Deco and the Musée des Beaux Arts.

Bordeaux has many stunning squares. Place de la Bourse overlooks the Garonne River and is considered one of France’s most attractive areas. Spend an afternoon strolling around the 18th century facades or during the evening when the fountain is lit up. The heart of the city is Place Gambetta, which has beautiful landscaped gardens, numerous shops, and dining venues.

There's so much to discover in Bordeaux. Hire an Avis car to see the city in style and comfort.

Beyond Bordeaux

Driving out of Bordeaux provides scenic views of the beautiful vineyards. Whether you decide to head to the coast or explore the region further inland you'll discover plenty of charming spots.

A one hour drive to the west of Bordeaux is Lacanau. This is a laidback seaside resort that attracts families looking for a fun day out at the beach and surfers trying to catch some waves. During the summer months, the area is teeming with visitors from France and Europe. It's a haven for outdoor sports enthusiasts. As well as water sports, there are also facilities for golf, horse riding, cycling and tennis.

The coastal town of Arachon is less than an hour by car from Bordeaux. It's often a weekend destination for people from the city. The main attractions are the sandy beaches, such as Pereire, that stretch for miles. The town is divided into different parts, each named after a season. Don't leave the town without sampling some seafood dishes, such as moules frites to oysters.

Head west from Bordeaux and in less than an hour you'll reach the town of Saint-Émilion. This old town is made up of gold-coloured stone buildings, ancient walls and well-kept ramparts. The streets are filled with restaurants, cafes, bakeries and wine stores. Tours to the pretty local vineyards are offered, although you are welcome to explore the area independently as well.

Bordeaux and the south-west of France are yours to discover. All you have to do is drive.

France driving guide

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Driving around Bordeaux
You can reach Bordeaux in your rental car from the north (taking the A10 highway or N10), south (taking the A63 highway), and east. A beltway goes around the city. Rush hour is between 8-10am and 4-7pm.

Find your way
To make your journey even easier, we can include a sat nav with your car so you can relax and enjoy your car rental from Bordeaux.

Your hire car in Bordeaux waits. The open roads are yours to explore. All you have to do is pick up the keys.