Daily Car Hire Rates in Cahors

  • Mini

    Ford Ka
    passenger
    4 |
    luggage
    1 |
    door
    3 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 24.29
  • Economy

    Ford Fiesta
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    2 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 28.25
  • Compact

    Ford Focus
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    3 |
    door
    5 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 31.17
  • Standard

    Ford C-Max
    passenger
    5 |
    luggage
    4 |
    door
    4 |
    ac
    manual auto
    From € 39.82

*daily rates in Cahors based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Cahors Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • AOC black wine has been produced in Cahors for centuries and is exported through Bordeaux.
  • The dramatic river shape around Cahors is known in French as a 'presqu'île' which means peninsula.
  • Before the Roman conquest in 50BC Cahors was populated by a Celtic tribe.
  • In 1249 Pope John XXII was born in Cahors.
  • Cahors is part of the Midi-Pyrénées region of France.

Cahors Mini Guide

Cahors is located in the south west of France, with a population of 23,003 in 1999 with numbers rising since. The city is close to the A20 motorway making it very accessible with your hire car to and from Toulouse to the south.

view of cahors from river

The area is well known as many in France are for its wine, especially its Cahors red wine. Some can be sampled in one of the many restaurants in the city such as The Balandre, which is a formal establishment perfect for special occasions, and is a choice for those where budget isn't a main concern.

If looking for a more relaxed alternative you can try Bordeaux, which serves a great range of French and European cuisine for a reasonable price, so is a good choice for families or even those on a budget. If you are just looking to sample the wine and not eat then you can visit one of the many vineyards that can be found along the D8 road to the west side of the city near the rivers.

The Valentre Bridge is a popular site amongst tourists and is a landmark of the town.The attraction was completed in 1378 and restored in 1879. The latter year saw the placement of a small sculptured devil to the tower.

valentre bridge in cahors

Visitors can take a stroll along the acanthus leafed path from the Pont de Valentre and admire the many gardens, amply named The Secret Gardens due to the various gardens being separately enclosed. It is said that pilgrims would cross there on their way to Jerusalem.

Some other great ideas for days out suited to all include a visit to the nearby Cathedral of Sainte Etienne or even a visit to the towns market place. There you will find local treats such as truffles, Rocamadour goats cheese and large peppers.

Driving in Cahors

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 50-90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Cahors is the capital of the Lot department and this is an extremely picturesque city which lies in the middle of a twist in a river. There is spectacular medieval architecture everywhere you look including the amazing Bridge of Valentre. Visitors can see wonderful monuments like the Saint Etienne Cathedral and the Arc de Diane which was near the ancient Roman baths.

Yet this has not always been a place of peace and suffered considerably during the Hundred Years war and the Religious Wars. Wherever you go there are fascinating historical stories to uncover which makes for an exhilarating trip.

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