Car Rental in Perigueux with Avis
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What to visit in Perigueux
The moment you arrive, we’ve got you covered. Whether you fancy a cute compact for an urban jaunt, an elegant saloon for a business trip or a spacious people carrier for a family holiday, your perfect vehicle awaits.
We’ll pack all the extras you need to get the most from your venture – from sat nav and super-fast mobile Wi-Fi, to our tailored range of child seats. And, you don’t have to drive full-circle: why not make the most of one way car hire?
Simply choose a date and time and we’ll prepare your quality hire car.
Exploring Perigueux and its surrounding by hire car
Whether you come for the glorious countryside, historic sites or cultural treasures, Perigueux is bursting with interesting attractions and a vibrant street scene. Located in the heart of the Dordogne in southwestern France, the town dates back to Roman times and was a thriving medieval and renaissance centre.
Much of Perigueux’s history can be seen through the remains of the amphitheatre, the 16th century Saint-Etienne church and the defensive wall that surrounds the town centre. The streets are lined with historical buildings including the 16th century buildings of Place de Navarre, the 15th century Abzac de Ladouze residence on Rue Aubergerie and the 12th century House of the Ladies of the Faith on Rue des Farges.
Make sure you don’t miss one of the city’s gastronomic highlights, the Maison du Patissier, on St Louis Square, built in the 14th century. If food is still on your mind, you can check out the daily food market on Place du Coderec.
Once you have had your fill of the treasures of Perigueux, take to the open road and explore the lush green meadows of the Vézere Valley and the prehistoric cave paintings of the Lascaux.
Driving rules in France
Which side of the road?
In France, please drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Country driving laws
Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device. Do not use headphones or earpieces
Bus lanes are reserved exclusively for buses, taxis and bicycles
In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right (“priorité a droite”)
It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
4-lane expressways (rural areas): 110 km/h (68 mph)
Rural areas: 80 km/h (50 mph)
Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
Children weighing up to 9 kg must travel in a rear-facing car seat, in the back of the car only
Children aged under 10 and weighing less than 36kg must be seated in appropriate child restraint
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.