Car hire at Bordeaux Airport
Hiring a car at Bordeaux Airport
With Bordeaux being one of the most vibrant and interesting cities in the whole of France, arriving at Bordeaux Airport (BOD) will set you up for quite an adventure. Located just half an hour away from the city centre via the D106, hiring a car allows you to see as much as possible of this great region of the country during your stay.
What I need to know
When hiring a car at Bordeaux Airport, you have a lot of different companies to choose from. This means you can find the right car for you at the best possible price, especially when you use our site to compare car hire deals. As well as helping you choose a car that suits your needs and budget, we also provide free cancellation and around the clock customer service.
Where to pick up my car
All the car hire companies that operate at Bordeaux Airport have desks in the arrivals terminal so you can just collect your luggage and go. Simply find the company you've booked with and they will direct you to the pick-up point for your vehicle, making the start of your trip nice and easy.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Once you have your car, you can head to other areas of France or straight into the city of Bordeaux. If you're doing the latter, you'll find that Bordeaux is no longer considered the 'Sleeping Beauty' of the country and is now a vibrant location. Enjoy amazing coffee at one of the great little cafes, fine wine at every bar and some of the best food you've ever tasted. There's also plenty of exploring, shopping and museum-visiting to be done.
Nearby Bordeaux Airport
Lovers of wine should be sure to head to one of the region's vineyards, with Chateau D'agassac being just half an hour away via the D210 and A630. Here you can explore one of the oldest wine making places in the region, including the chateau, which has stood since the 13th century.
Bordeaux Airport puts you in a good location to visit other cities in this area of France and Bergerac should be on your list. Around an hour and a half away via the A89 toll road, Bergerac is known for its cream stone buildings, beautiful vineyards and the dramatist Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac. It also has a great cafe scene that you definitely need to make the most of.
Eating and drinking
Bordeaux is literally bursting with great cafes and bars so you'll never be short of places to eat and drinking while visiting the city. As it's close to the coast, there is an abundance of delicious seafood for you to enjoy, as well as the typical French classics. On top of this, bakeries and fromageries across the city will mean even cheese and bread is the best you'll have tasted.
Things to do
No matter what type of trip you're after, Bordeaux is sure to deliver. You can see a show at the stunning Grand Theatre, enjoy a picnic at the incredible Monument aux Girondins or shop in anyone of the great shopping districts. Of course, you can simply sit on a patio outside a bar and watch the world go by with a great glass of wine.
There are so many different attractions throughout Bordeaux, so you may struggle to fit them all in. If you want to take a relaxed stroll, there is nowhere quite like the Pont de Pierre to do so, which offers views out over the water.
You should also be sure to head to the Water Mirror, which is located opposite the Place de la Bourse. It creates a stunning mirror effect, especially on a clear night, which really can't be missed.
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