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Discovering La Rochelle by Car

The busy port and town of La Rochelle has plenty to offer the business traveller as well as those visiting for a holiday. Pick up a hire car from Thrifty at La Rochelle airport and you’re all set to go exploring the area.

Trust Thrifty

With over fifty years in the car rental sector, we are a company you can trust to deliver reliable hire cars. We have cars to suit all needs, whether it’s for business people travelling solo to large family groups requiring lots of luggage space. We have city cars, MPVs and estates all available for hire from Thrifty La Rochelle Airport.

Discounts are not our speciality; we prefer to be committed to giving great service at low cost all the time. This is why we only occasionally offer special promotions, but we will let you know if there is one at the time of your booking.

Popular places in and around La Rochelle

Being a coastal town, La Rochelle has plenty of seafood restaurants and many are great value for money. As always in France, opt for the set menu or “menu prix fixe” for the best value restaurant meals.

Why choose Thrifty?
  • Convenient locations
  • Great value rates all year round
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees
  • No cancellation or amendment fees*
  • Choice of pre-paid or pay later rates
  • Trust our 50 years experience
  • *within seven days of booking being made.

Car Hire Pickup Locations 

La Rochelle Airport
Address :Rue Du Jura
Phone :05-46-00-93-27
Fax : 546414636
Postal Code : 17000
Location type : Airport Location
Hours: (*) With additional costs
Mon-17:00-11:00, 14:30 -17:30 , Tue-17:00-11:00, 17:00-18:00, Wed-17:00-11:00, 15:00-17:30 , Thu-17:00-11:00, 15:00-17:30 , Fri- 17:00-11:00, 14:30 -17:30 , Sat- 14:30 -15:30

One of the favourite tourist attractions in La Rochelle is the aquarium, which makes a great day out for all the family. Allow at least two hours to get the most from your visit there. Kids will also love the Musée des Automates, home to all sorts of automated dolls and toys.

A short drive south of La Rochelle will bring you to the family friendly beaches of Chatelaillon-Plage. Although it’s on the Atlantic coast, this resort is very sheltered because of protection provided by the Ile de Re and the Ile d’Oleron.

There’s lots of history to discover in the La Rochelle area. The town itself boasts several museums, including the Musee du Nouveau Monde which explains the history of emigration from France to the Americas, and the trade between France and the new world. If you have time to explore further afield, the prehistoric centre, Paleosite near Saintes is well worth a visit. Paleosite is a vast open air museum built on the site of a major archaeological find made in 1979, when the remains of a Neanderthal woman were discovered. Interactive exhibits allow you to compete with a virtual Neanderthal at various activities including spear throwing and arm wrestling.

Work or play, whatever you’re in La Rochelle to do, you’ll find it easiest to get around with cheap car hire from Thrifty at La Rochelle Airport.

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