We are finalizing plans for our September trip and have decided that we will take the train from Paris to Nimes, rent a car there and return the car at Perpignan before taking the train to Barcelona. However, the AutoEurope site does not show anything available for that itinerary; not sure if this is because they don't have offices in one or the other or both places or because all their cars are already booked (we need automatic, which complicates things, I know.)
Before we call AutoEurope directly, I was wondering if someone could help by answering a few questions.
2. The site listed several alternatives in both places for pick-up and drop-off (e.g., in Perpignan, the railway station, the railway office, two city locations). Any advice on the best place in Nimes? We will probably be driving to our hotel, then sightseeing there for a day and driving around the area the next few days. Right now, we plan to arrive in Perpignan in the evening, spend the night and catch an early morning train to Barcelona, so I'm figuring that the train station as a drop-off point would be our best bet unless there's something about that neighborhood we should know about?
3. Finally, other than AutoEurope, any other recommendations of car rental companies? We had a bad experience in Sicily once so we are a bit wary.