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Lyon is one of France's oldest and largest cities. The city has a rich architectural and cultural history as it was one of the first to be founded under the nation. The ancient French city expanded centuries ago as a regional centre for silk traders, who built luxurious Renaissance-style buildings which can still be seen in the city today. Lyon is now a popular hub for industry, housing the headquarters for Interpol.
To see the sites of Lyon and it's beautiful surrounding countryside and small villages we advise travellers to opt for car hire. It's the easiest way of getting around, as once you're out of Lyon public transport is limited. Taxi's are far to expensive to pay someone to drive you around for the day. The roads are easy and well signposted, so even the least confident of drivers will enjoy the experience of a hire car.
In the city's old town, situated below the hill of Fourviere, visitors can stroll along winding ancient streets including rue St-Jean, a larger street which is closed off to motorists and offers a walking market. Another site located in the older part of town is the Cathedrale St-Jean, and past the Renaissance cathedral are two Roman theatres which have been excavated and restored.
For fun activities with children or for those that enjoy the outdoors invest in a hire car and drive up D383 towards the river and visit Parc de la Tete d'Or. Located in the northern region of the city, the park boasts several ponds, rose gardens, botanical gardens, a modest zoo, as well as equipment for small children to play with.
Lyon is also a great base from which to enjoy day trips to surrounding areas in the countryside. The Monts du Lyonnais, a short drive southwest of the city, is a beautiful range of mountains with rich forests and cherry orchards. The range also offers a few scattered villages that are usually free from the crowds of the city.
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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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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.
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).
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).