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Sens Guide


Located in the Bourgogne region of northern France, Sens is a quaint town on the banks of the Yonne and the Vanne rivers. About 40 miles southeast of Paris, Sens is famous for its religious history, with the Sens Cathedral being one of the major attractions of the town.

Sens has a history dating back to the Romans, who named it Senones. It was never a major administrative or military centre, but the town still has the tell-tale geometric Roman street layout today. During the Middle Ages the town became more significant and the buildings and churches built during this period are what draws visitors.

The Sens Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Etienne (Saint Stephen), is the major attraction. Built as one of the first Gothic cathedrals in France by the Roman Catholics, it is a popular attraction for both locals and visitors. Construction began in the 1140s but the cathedral was not completed until the 16th century. Although not known for its architectural beauty, the cathedral is a homage to Gothic architecture and does boast beautiful stained glass windows.

Other attractions include the Archbishop's Palace, the Church of St. Maurice and the House of Abraham. Sens is a sleepy little town and many visitors enjoy simply strolling along the small streets and enjoying local eateries.

With less than 30,000 residents, Sens is easily explored on foot. Public transportation is pretty much limited to buses, which are by no means tailored to visitors' routes. Most visitors come to Sens via Paris or Orleans by hire car, the easiest and most convenient way to get to and explore Sens. Car rental should be booked online in advance for the cheapest deal.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
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