The Pyrenees Mountains in southwest France draw as many visitors as their eastern competitors, the Alps, and have a distinct atmosphere that separates the area from the rest of France. Tarbes is a city of roughly 50,000 inhabitants in the Hautes-Pyrenees prefecture within easy reach of the region's biggest city, Toulouse.
Getting to Tarbes Rail Station is convenient and fast with high speed TGV trains on the Paris-Montparnasse line, as well as direct routes to Bordeaux. Regular speed Corail trains make the journey to Paris' Austerlitz Station. The TER Aquitaine and the TER Midi-Pyrenees lines have many daily trains to other cities in the area such as Toulouse and Hendaye.
Tarbes is home to some beautiful historical buildings such as the Hotel de Ville, a beautiful place for a stroll. The city's art museum, La Musee des Beaux Arts, is located in le Jardin Massey, a beautiful public garden. Good photo opportunities abound at la Fontaine des Quatre Vallees, a monumental fountain at la Place Marcadieu. There are also many cathedrals and churches in Tarbes, the most visited being the Cathedrale Notre Dame de la Sede.
For further explorations into the mountains, there are many car hire options both at the Tarbes Rail Station and in the city. To secure the best price and the car of your choice, book online before you go.
Frequently asked questions
Is Carrentals.co.uk 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).