Car & Van Hire in Brest

Enterprise car hire locations in Brest

The port city of Brest is situated in the Brittany region of western France, just over 150 miles west of the regional capital Rennes. The city is roughly divided in two by the Penfeld River and overlooks the Rade de Brest, considered one of the most beautiful natural bays in France. Occupying an inlet on the Atlantic Ocean, Brest is known for its naval traditions. Indeed, the Brest naval base, originally created at the end of the 19th century, houses one of the main training centres for the French Navy. The Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch in Brest in situated at Brest Airport, otherwise known as Brest Bretagne Airport, just over six miles, or less than 15 minutes' drive, northeast of Brest city centre. The fastest route is along route départementale 112 (D112), which connects to Avenue Georges Pompidou in Brest.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Brest

As part of the largest transportation solutions provider in the world, Enterprise offers a comprehensive range of vehicles for hire in Brest. If you are looking for car rental in Brest, you can choose from the whole gamut of cars, including anything from a mini or economy car to an executive premium car. Hiring a smaller car will probably save you fuel and allow you to park in the compact car parking spaces in modern car parks, while still offering the benefits of lightness and agility on the road, especially if you are only travelling short distances.

Cheap Car and Van Hire in Brest

Enterprise strives to make Brest car hire as painless as possible, with a swift, straightforward online booking process that you can complete with just a few clicks from the comfort of your own home. Enterprise offers its most competitive rates online, too, with further savings available to customers who pay for their car rental in advance, rather than at the time when they collect their vehicle. Regular customers can join a loyalty scheme, known as "Enterprise Plus", and collect reward points towards free rentals.

Airport Car Hire

Brest Airport is served by scheduled direct flights from elsewhere in France, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Morocco. It is, in fact, the busiest airport in Brittany in terms of passenger numbers. The Enterprise branch is located opposite the baggage reclaim area and the airport is located alongside route départementale 112 (D112), making the journey to and from Brest very straightforward.

Attractions in Brest

The Musée National de la Marine, housed in the Château de Brest, traces the naval history of the city from the 15th century, as well as offering a panoramic view over the harbour. Océanopolis Brest is an ocean discovery park, divided into polar, temperate and tropical pavilions, with 50 aquariums and 1,000 marine species. A little further north, in the Vallon du Stang-Alar, the Jardin de Conservatoire de Botanique National de Brest offers tropical greenhouses filled with 1,700 species of endangered plants from around the world. Brest was already fortified in Roman times and Square Mathon, on Rue de Siam, contains remnants of the old city walls and the old city gate, offering a glimpse into the past.

Places to Visit Outside Brest

The headland known as Pointe St-Mathieu, which overlooks the coastline between the Atlantic Ocean and the Rade de Brest, is home to the Saint-Mathieu lighthouse, which is open to the public and a ruined Gothic abbey dating from the 6th century. Just under 20 miles, or 25 minutes' drive, southeast of Brest city centre, Armorique Regional Park covers 425,000 acres, over a third of which is maritime, and incorporates an impressive variety of natural habitats and indigenous species. The tourist area of northern Brittany, known as the Pays des Abers, begins less than ten miles, or less than 20 minutes' drive, north of Brest and offers all manner of leisure activities, including cycling, hiking, horse riding and sailing, plus a rich cultural heritage.

Parking and Traffic Information in Brest

Brest was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War but was rebuilt in straight lines with wide spaces, such that traffic is typically free-flowing, even during the rush hour. Parking, too, is readily available, with the car parks on Rue Dupleix, with 720 spaces, and Place de la Liberté, with 450 spaces, among the largest in the city centre.