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  • Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Nantes Airport (NTE), which is just over 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 10km).

  • Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Nantes are Thrifty, Budget, Avis, Europcar and Sixt.

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    Euro (EUR)

  • Average temperatures

    Warmest month: July (20°C)
    Coldest month: January (6°C)

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Hire a car in Nantes

Nantes is a hub of playful imagination and youthful creativity.

This fanciful city is well-known for its robotic animals, les machines de I’Île, which stroll down the Loire River and rub shoulders with historic architecture. Constantly renewing itself through inventive charms, Nantes is one of France’s best avant-garde showstoppers.

The city also makes the perfect launching point for a Loire Valley road trip. Search for your car hire with easyCar and drive through this UNESCO region, stopping to take in its elegant landscapes and chateaux.

Driving in Nantes

Things to note

Frequently Asked Question Answer
What is the most popular rental length in Nantes? Six to seven days.
What is the most popular month to rent a car in Nantes? August, when a hire car costs on average £23.50 per day.

Cheapest month / most expensive month Average cost per day of car hire in Nantes
November £14.30
December £25.80

If you want to avoid fighting over parking spaces within the city, it's best to park at a parkings relais, located just outside Nantes. You can also order a Pass Nantes, which gives you access to both parkings relais and public transportation.

Red light turns
In France, you are not allowed to turn right on a red light. You may only do so if there is a flashing right-facing amber arrow.

If you’re planning on driving long distances, you’ll likely become familiar with the French aires. These stop-off points are located around every 20km on the motorways. Some simply offer a toilet block and picnic area while others are full service stations.

Loire Valley

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Beyond the city

Coastal views

An hour’s drive west of Nantes will bring you to Pornic, a relaxing seaside town on the Jade Coast. Pleasure boats fill its marina while beaches and creeks fan out from its edges.

In the morning, peer around the town, discovering its 13th-century castle and botanical gardens. If you’re looking for somewhere to laze about in the afternoon, head to the nearby beaches of Plage de l’Étang and Plage de la Boutinardière.

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