If you need a car in the city of Bordeaux, you can book it in advance through TUI Cars before you travel. Immediately after landing at Bordeaux Airport you can pick up the car from a local car rental partner. With TUI Cars you get an all-round, carefree package than includes fully comprehensive insurance and reimbursement of any excess paid. From the airport it’s some 13 kilometres by car to the centre of the city. Bordeaux is not only an important port and university town in France, but is also known as the wine capital of the world.
Above all, Bordeaux is a charming city, radiating the classical splendour of the 18th century. For a round trip in a hire car through Bordeaux, travellers should stop near the largest square, Place des Quinconces. Here you can stroll along the longest pedestrian zone in Europe, the Rue Sainte-Catherine. The town is located on the banks of the Garonne. There are many bridges, like Pont de Pierre, which was designed in 1810 and finished in 1821, which offer travellers exquisite views of the impressive city silhouette.
Discover Bordeaux’s culture and nature by hire car
In a hire car culture lovers can embark on a journey back in time and immerse themselves in the history of Bordeaux. Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine married in the Cathédrale St-André. The nave of this UNESCO World Heritage building is over 900 years old. Particularly interesting are the north portal and the 47-metre-high bell tower Tour Pey-Berland. Wine lovers should visit the Maison du Vin, where they will learn about the world's most famous wine-growing region. If you prefer tranquillity and nature, then stretch your legs on a relaxing stroll through the many beautiful parks and botanical gardens of the city.
Travel through Bordeaux by car
Of course, it is also worth taking a trip by car from Bordeaux to one of the idyllic vineyards outside the city. Travellers are always enthralled by a trip to the beautiful wine village of Saint-Émilion. A modern traffic and parking guidance system means you can easily discover Bordeaux by car and relax at the same time. The system allows you to reach your destinations quickly and easily. Parking is available in underground garages, car parks and outdoors. In normal traffic conditions you can easily find a parking space for your car close to the attractions and sights.