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Bergerac Airport is found just 3km, or 1.6 miles from the city of Bergerac, and in the Aquitaine region of France. It is otherwise known as the Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport, due to its location in the Dordogne area, or as the Bergerac-Roumanière Airport, since that it is closely located to Roumanière. Bergerac Airport is just a small establishment, handling around 300,000 passengers per annum, but is adequately equipped with various facilities, including car rental companies. The Bergerac Airport car hire companies offer their customers a wide range of vehicles to hire, which are suitable for families or business clients, at affordable rental rates.

Passengers arriving at the airport will find the single terminal building easy to navigate, as it is simply a large hall, with arrivals on one end and the departure facilities on the other. The car rental companies and other facilities for arriving passengers are found within the arrival area, and are all within easy walking distance. The rental cars of the car hire companies are also found in a nearby parking area. Bergerac Airport car rentals are offered by Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Easycar, Auto Europa, National and Alamo, which are all internationally recognised companies, with thousands of rental locations around the world.

The vehicles offered by these companies are of high quality, and in excellent mechanical condition, which is very important for a safe and hassle-free journey. The cars are generally no older than six months, and have low mileage, as they are often renewed. Passengers of Bergerac Airport who can make do with a smaller car will pay the lowest rental rates, while larger vehicles, vans and SUVs are more expensive. Examples of smaller cars include the Chevrolet Spark, Ford Ka, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500, Renault Twingo and Renault Clio. They seat about four people, and have room for a couple of luggage items. They may also have some nice features, such as air conditioning and power steering. Families may find the larger car categories more ideal, which include the VW Passat, Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia and various estate models, or even the Citroen Grand Picasso C4, for seven passengers. The largest cars available from Bergerac Airport are similar to the Ford Traffic, for nine passengers.

In order to hire a vehicle from the airport of Bergerac car rental companies the primary renter and all additional drivers will need to be at least 21 years of age for the majority of vehicle categories, and have held a valid drivers license for a minimum period of one year prior to the rental date. Most licenses are accepted, but those printed in a non-Roman alphabet may need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. Certain vehicle categories will have a higher minimum age requirement, for example, 25, or even 28, and for these vehicles, the drivers license will also need to have been held for a longer period of time. It is standard procedure for all drivers younger than 25 to pay higher rental rates, for young drivers insurance.

Many of the most popular car rental companies offer quotes which include the price of vehicle insurance, as well as all taxes and fees associated with the vehicle or rental location. Insurance can otherwise be purchased separately. The vehicles hired will also come with unlimited mileage, and free breakdown assistance. The primary renter can arrange to hire additional items of equipment as well, such as child seats for younger travellers and a satellite navigation system should he/she be unfamiliar with the Dordogne region of France. These items will cost a few extra Euros per day of hire, but are sometimes essential for safety and ease of driving. From Bergerac Airport, hand controls for disabled drivers are available from the majority of car hire companies as well, and are useful for individuals with a lower limb disability. They are also free of charge, but should be reserved in advance.

Another option for Passengers arriving at Bergerac are one way hires, which allow the vehicle to be delivered to a different rental location, upon expiration of the contract. This service is usually free of charge if the vehicle is returned to a location within the country of France. However, Bergerac Airport one way hires may be driven to just about any destination within Europe, and can even be taken to the United Kingdom and the islands of Corsica or Sardinia, provided that they are returned to the mainland.

The road network of France, and in the Aquitaine region, is excellent, and motorists are easily able to travel between all the vibrant larger cities, and to the smaller, charming towns and villages as well. The main road past Bergerac is the N21, which leads south to Castillonnès, Cancon and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, as well as even further south to Agen and Toulouse. The N21 also leads north, to Périgueux, Thiviers and Limoges. West of Bergerac is the popular French city of Bordeaux, while to the east, is areas such as Souillac and Sarlat-la-Canéda. Motorists should always obey the speed limits, and respect the other road rules of France, which include no drinking and driving, and the use of seat belts. A child under the age of ten should also not sit in the front of the vehicle.

Bergerac Airport car hire is especially popular amongst many passengers, as there are no buses or trains available for public transport, therefore, always book your vehicle in advance, to ensure its availability and to secure the best rental rates.

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