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Avis Limoges Airport

Limoges Airport handles just under 400,000 passengers per annum, and is therefore one of France’s smaller airports. Nonetheless, it is international, and an important gateway to the Limousin region. It is located in the department of Haute-Vienna, towards the south of the country, and is nearby the larger cities of Bordeaux, Lyon and Toulouse. The famous city of Paris is found to the north of Limoges. The airport is also known as the Bellegarde Airport, and has the official code of LIG. Bus services at the airport are fairly non-existent, therefore a rented car from Avis Limoges Airport will be the best option for transport. Avis at this rental location offers their customers a variety of services, and several popular vehicles for hire.

The Limoges – Bellegarde Airport consists of just a single terminal building and one runway, and is mostly served by the airline companies of Air France, Ryanair and Flybe. Passengers can fly to Limoges Airport from UK destinations, such as Manchester, Liverpool and London-Stansted, or on domestic flights from Lyon, Nice and Paris-Orly Airport. The airport handles all arrivals and departures, domestic and international, from its terminal, and passengers will be able to easily find their way around to all the facilities. The Limoges Airport car hire companies are found in the arrivals area, and are open during most hours of the day, and over weekends as well. On all days of the week, except for Tuesdays, Avis is open from 09:00 to 17:30. On Tuesday they are open later, from 09:00 to 19:00. Every day of the week, Avis is also available later in the evening, between 21:00 and 21:45. Although not a very busy location, car hire can be in high demand, especially since the buses from the airport are limited. It is therefore often recommended to rent your Avis vehicle in advance of your flight to Limoges Airport.

Avis requires all their primary renters at their locations in France to be at least 21 years of age, and to have held their drivers license for at least a year prior to the rental date. A local license from the driver’s country of residence is usually accepted, provided that it is written in English. A foreign license may need to be accompanied by an International Driving Permit, for translation purposes. An IDP document is not considered as a legal driving license on its own. Although drivers need only be 21 years of age in order to rent a car, individuals under the age of 25 are considered as ‘young drivers’, and will be subject to higher rental rates. The additional fee added to each day of car hire for these drivers is for young drivers insurance. The fee is charged up until a maximum of ten rental days. Younger drivers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories, as larger or specialty type vehicles often have a higher age requirement.

A major credit card will be needed to pay for rentals from most of the Limoges Airport car rental companies, and Avis accepts the following cards:  Avis Charge Cards, American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard / Eurocard and Visa (besides Kyriel, Maestro, Indigo and Electron). Always make sure that your rented car is adequately insured, either personally or by your credit card company. It may also be more cost efficient to arrange the insurance from Avis, as if purchased locally, at Limoges Airport, the insurance excess is reduced, or even removed. Avis can provide further details, at the rental desk upon your arrival.

Avis one way hires are a popular option for renters who wish to travel further in their rented cars, and who would like to return the vehicle to another rental location, other than Limoges Airport. Vehicles from Avis may even be driven into other countries, such as Spain and Italy, but are not permitted across borders into Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe or Baltic States. Cars may also travel from mainland France to Corsica or Sardinia, provided that they are returned to the mainland. When travelling to the islands, the vehicle’s insurance will be valid, but another vehicle cannot be provided should a breakdown occur. One way hires are free of charge if the vehicle is returned to the same country.

Other services from Avis, Limoges Airport, may include hand controls for disabled drivers, and the rental of additional equipment, such as car seats and satellite navigation systems. Avis hand controls are suitable for individuals with a lower limb deficiency, as they operate the brake and accelerator pedals of an automatic vehicle, and may also include a steering wheel knob for additional assistance. The device is free of charge, but always reserve hand controls, from Limoges Airport, in advance. Customers fond of Avis can also become Avis Preferred members, and enjoy an even wider range of benefits. The membership is free of charge, and available to all renters who are 23 years of age or older, provided that they also have a valid drivers license and credit card.

Passengers arriving at Limoges Airport can hire one of many types of vehicles from Avis, but will choose a car category, rather than a vehicle by its specific make and model. In the Subcompact and Economy categories cars with the lowest rental rates are hired, and may be similar to the Renault Twingo, Opel Corsa and Citroen C3. Larger vehicle models are the Citroen C5 in the Intermediate category, and the Mercedes Class C as a Standard vehicle. Families in need of a more spacious vehicle can hire a van, such as the Opel Zafira for five passengers, the Renault Espace for seven or the Renault Traffic Combi which can accommodate up to nine people. The Combi is an ideal option for groups of travellers who would like to tour France together.

Avis Limoges Airport will be happy to provide their assistance with all further enquiries.

Address:                     Bellegarde Airport
                                  Limoges, 87000

Telephone Number:    +(33) 05 55 33 36 37

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