Car & Van Hire in Poitiers

Enterprise car hire locations in Poitiers

Poitiers, the regional capital of Poitou-Charentes, lies on a hill with the Clain and Boivre rivers flowing nearby. It features more than over 80 recognised monuments, which form part of its 2000-year-old past. Poitiers was the site of the Battle of Tours in 732, which stopped the advancing Moors and changed the course of history. The city is strategically placed by the A10 motorway, midway between Paris and Toulouse. In the centre, there are some lovely churches, which are superb examples of Roman and Gothic art, and these stand alongside town houses, public and modern buildings, to form an elegant and varied environment. The city has two Enterprise branches; one at Poitiers train station, which is very central and close to the main attractions, and the other at Poitiers Airport, to the northwest of the city centre.

Our Vehicles For Hire In Poitiers

Book Poitiers car hire with Enterprise, to make the most of the great range of vehicles for those on business and holiday. Hiring a compact car is convenient and saves money, and the same goes for the range of economy cars. However, you can also hire luxury cars, people carriers for more space, and SUVs for countryside adventures.

Cheap Car And Van Hire In Poitiers

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers a superb fleet of vehicles for those looking for Poitiers car hire. Make your reservation online at the city centre or airport branch for a smooth transaction. Benefit from the great range of cars and vans that Enterprise has to offer at competitive rates and make the most of the best deals when booking online. You'll also save money for prepaid rental and can rest assured you're choosing from fuel-efficient vehicles that will save you money when filling up at the pump – and minimise damage to the environment into the bargain.

Airport Car Hire

Poitiers Airport is at Biard, around a mile and a half to the west of the city. With one runway, its main airlines are Air France and Ryanair, so you can fly from UK destinations such as London and Stansted in just over an hour. The D910, A10 and N10 are all routes near the airport that connect to major cities such as Paris and Bordeaux, making this a good location for car hire if you're travelling anywhere in France. The airport is compact and usually isn't too busy, with just a few flights a day. You'll find useful services there, such as a bank and a restaurant. Collect your hire car from the Enterprise desk in the airport terminal and you'll be ready to get on the road to your destination!

Attractions In Poitiers

The Church of Notre Dame la Grande is one of the top attractions in Poitiers. It looks magnificent from the outside and has a breathtaking interior, painted in different colours and featuring various patterns that create a stunning overall impression. It's essential to see if you love history and churches. The Parc de Blossac has much to offer visitors who want to relax, with well-tended gardens, a cafe, water features, animals and a children's playground. For a spot of culture, visit the Musee St-Croix, which is ideal for art lovers and has Palaeolithic carvings, Roman excavations and plenty of artwork, including Rodin sculptures and modern art.

Places To Visit Outside Poitiers

Slightly south of Poitiers lies the ancient abbey of St. Benedict, which was built by St. Achard in the seventh century. You can see the fascinating remnants of the Church of St. Andrew here, as well as part of the convent buildings, the monk's sleeping quarters and the chapter house. Inside the church, you'll see an example of Limoges enamel and stone coffins from hundreds of years ago. For a complete contrast, just over six miles north of Poitiers lies the Futuroscope park, where you can indulge in the spectacular movie offerings that use the latest image technology, including 3D cinema and giant screens.

Parking And Traffic Information In Poitiers

You can park in public car parks in Poitiers, such as Parking Notre-Dame-Marché, which is central and easy for accessing the sights and attractions. You may also find limited street parking in some parts of the city, where you can buy a ticket from a machine. Drivers in Poitiers benefit from its ring road, which helps when accessing different parts of the city. In the city centre, you may encounter one-way streets and pedestrianized areas, so use a satnav to help with navigation and ensure a stress-free journey.