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Chinon is a lovely town in the Loire Valley. The main reason for visiting is visible for miles – a huge castle that sprawls above the town, the lower walls of which are surrounded by a selection of al fresco restaurants. Car hire from Chinon is recommended for sightseeing further afield, as the town itself is small, but don't think there aren't plenty of sights. The centre is full of medieval timber houses, ancient churches and there is also a quarry which was once covered in Neolithic cave paintings. Hiring a car is also a great way to explore the entire Loire Valley as the public transport can be limited.
Saumur is known as the ‘Pearl of Anjou' due to its impressive château and is also the home of the legendary Cadre Noir, the French cavalry. Saumur is no more than forty minutes away by car, so hiring a car from Chinon is likely the easiest way to explore the city. Alternatively, you can make the one hour trip to Doué-la-Fontaine, a now abandoned town that was made up of caves and houses carved from the chalk plateau, which visitors are free to explore. There are also some lovely scenic gardens - great for a picnic!
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.