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Located on the Swiss border in the east of France, Pontarlier is a town with a number of fascinating landmarks and museums. It's also known as one of the settings in the famous novel Les Misérables, as the city where Jean Valjean decides to break parole.
Renting a car from Pontarlier means that visitors will be able to explore at their own speed, and see a great deal more of the area than if they relied on public transport. The nearby 14th century Château de Cléron is less than an hour away and has delightful gardens.
The Triumphal Arch of the Porte Saint-Pierre is not to be missed. It was built in the 18th century, and is a remarkable monument. Elsewhere in Pontalier, be sure to visit the museums of the town. The Municipal Museum is an excellent place to begin your exploration, but a highlight of any visit to the city is the Espera Museum, which has a variety of engines and car design prototypes, perfect for the petrol-heads amongst you.
If you want to explore more of this part of France, hire a car from our Pontarlier branch and the possibilities are endless. Just a 10 minute drive outside of the town you will find the Château de Joux. Seated precariously on the edge of a cliff in the Jura Mountains, the castle is in a magical setting with incredible views.
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.