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Limoges Airport lies in the Limousin region of France, and is an airport which is a popular arrival point for the nearby areas of Tulle, Guéret and Brive-la-Gaillarde. The airport is also commonly referred to as the Bellegarde Airport, or the Aéroport de Limoges – Bellegarde in French, and has the official airport code of LIG. It is found just 6 km from the city of Limoges, and is one of France’s smaller airports, with below 400,000 passengers per annum. Passengers are recommended to rent a car from one of the Limoges Airport car hire companies, as limited bus services are available from the airport. The main form of transport available is by taxi, but this can be expensive when travelling extensively, and a rented car is a much more convenient option.

Limoges Airport consists of a single terminal building, and within the terminal, passengers will find an area for departures and the arrival hall. Once passengers have collected their baggage and completed all passport control and customs procedures, they will find the car hire companies nearby the exit of the airport. Many international car rental companies are available, including Hertz, Avis, National, Easycar, Alamo, Europcar and Auto Europa. Along with the car hire companies, passengers will also find various other facilities in the arrivals area, or within the terminal of Limoges Airport, including lost and found offices, tour operator offices, a cash machine, shops, a restaurant, bar and café.

At the majority of locations in France, and from the Limoges Airport car rental companies, individuals arranging a rented car should be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid drivers license. Most car hire companies accept a license from your home country, provided that it is printed in English. Otherwise, an International Driving License may be required. This document is used for translation purposes, rather than as a drivers license, as it is not a legal driving document on its own, and must be accompanied by the local license. While the minimum age to rent a car is 21, all Limoges Airport car rental companies will charge additional young drivers insurance for rentals by individuals younger than 25. Younger customers may also not be permitted to hire from certain vehicle categories.

Car hire in France is usually paid for by major credit card, for example, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, MasterCard or Visa, as debit cards and cash are not acceptable forms of payment. The primary renter of the vehicle is also responsible for arranging suitable insurance for the vehicle, although many companies offer all-inclusive rates that cover insurance such as collision damage waiver and theft protection. Most quotes will automatically include third party liability insurance.

Vehicles from car rental companies are most often selected by category, although Hertz Limoges Airport offers cars that can be reserved by their specific makes and models. Smaller vehicles hired in France can be environmentally friendly and fuel efficient, or larger vehicles such as estates are ideal for customers with many luggage items, and vans are suitable for groups of travellers. Cars from Limoges Airport car rental companies include the Ford Ka, Chevrolet Matiz, Opel Corsa, Opel Astra, Smart For Two, Ford Fiesta, Renault Laguna, VW Passat and Opel Insignia, while vans may be similar to the Opel Zafira, Renault Espace, Opel Vivaro and Mercedes Vito, for up to nine passengers. Premium and Luxury category vehicles may also be available, as well as convertibles for customers in need of a more exciting ride!

Limoges Airport one way hires are often chosen as an option by customers who will not be returning to the airport, and who wish to deliver their rented car to another location of their car rental agent. One way hires delivered within France usually have no additional charges. Limoges Airport is well equipped for disabled passengers, or individuals with reduced mobility, and the car hire companies often have hand controls available for disabled drivers. At Limoges Airport, hand controls are offered free of charge, and all other services for disabled renters also have no additional expense, for example, an accompanying driver for a disabled person who is the primary renter.

A rented car from Limoges Airport is the best way to explore the region, as France has an excellent network of roads. The major A20 motorway runs from Limoges to northern areas such as Chateauroux and Orleans, and the capital city of Paris further along. To the south, tourists can travel to areas such as Brive-la-Gaillarde and Montauban, as well as to the large and famous cities of Toulouse, Marseille, Nimes, Montpellier and Nice. To the east of Limoges is Lyon, connected by the E70, and to the west is La Rochelle, on the major A10 motorway. Various road rules should always be obeyed in France, such as the speed limits and driving with seat belts. No cell phones should be used while driving either.

Passengers should contact their chosen Limoges Airport car hire company in advance, in order to ensure their ideal car is available, and reservations can be made telephonically or over the Internet, from various online car rental sources. 

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