What you should know before hiring a car in Perpignan
|Perpignan city centre
|Perpignan - Rivesaltes Airport (PGF): 4 mi from city centre
Car hires in Perpignan: practical information
Where to rent a car in Perpignan
Just 15 km from the Mediterranean, Perpignan is the perfect place if you're stuck on deciding between a French holiday and a Spanish one. A Perpignan economy car hire is a great option, especially if you plan to venture further than the city centre. There is no shortage of choice for a car hire Perpignan airport, choose between: Avis, Budget, National Citer, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. If you prefer to pick up your rental from the city, all of these brands also have offices and pick-up points in the city as well, for the most part in the vicinity of the central train station.
Competition for car hire deals in Perpignan is high, so prices will always be reasonable. Compare the offers before booking using the search tools on liligo.com, you may be surprised who has the cheapest car hire prices in Perpignan.
Driving in Perpignan: parking and other tips
Most of Perpignan's city parking is located below ground. While there are plenty of lots, do remember that this city is quite popular come summer during peak tourist season and the lots fill up quickly. The biggest lots are located at Place de Catalogne (300 places), Avenue Général Leclerc (350 places), Rue Jean Payra (500 places), Dalle Arago (400 places) and Place de la Républic (400 places). Ideally, book a hotel that can also provide parking.
This is the ideal place for holidaymakers who wish to explore both northern Spain and southern France, so take your rental and make some day trips! Don't be surprised to see a mix of French, Spanish and foreign license plates around Perpignan. There is definitely a lot of traffic during the summer, so for any city central sightseeing, it's best to go on foot, by taxi or public bus.
Road trips from Perpignan: what to do, what to see
Prepare for some stunning sights when you head to the Côte Vermeille just on the boarder with Spain. Stretching from Argelès-sur-Mer to Cerbère. Beaches, bays and coves make for some perfect days out at the beach. With the mountains there as well, there is also some great drives up into the mountains for some hiking.
As the longest beach in the area, you can bet this is a great spot to lay out your beach towel and soak up the sun. The seven kilometre-long beach is sandy and very safe for swimming. High winds can sometimes sweep through, making it challenging waters for windsurfers and surfers. Are you up for the challenge?
Cap de Creus
The Cap de Creus peninsula is one of the largest nature reserves in this region. It is home to several endemic flora and fauna and the natural landscape makes it a perfect place to visit while on holidays in Perpignan. The most popular things to do in the park are hiking and diving. There are a ton of archaeological and heritage sights here, both above and below the surface of the water, waiting to be discovered.