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Libourne - TGV from Paris and car rental in Libourne

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Libourne - TGV from Paris and car rental in Libourne

Hello. We plan to take the TGV from Montparnasse to either Bordeaux or Libourne. We want to pick up a rental car to head east so I thought we would be better off to de-train at Libourne as it will save us the extra time and hassle of getting into Bordeaux by train and then driving straight back out. My questions are:

Do the car rental places at Libourne Station close for lunch, and if so, what time, and

What is the range of cars like, given that it is a much smaller place and therefore may not have the choice available, and

Is it more expensive to hire a car in Libourne compared to Bordeaux, and

Will the car rental offices in Libourne be closed on July 14th making it impossible for us to return the car on this date ?

Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Libourne - TGV from Paris and car rental in Libourne

Europcar have an office in Libourne at the station and they are indeed closed for lunch and on Sundays.

Their website shows these opening hours

Thursday 06/13/2013

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday 06/14/2013

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday 06/15/2013

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sunday 06/16/2013

Closed

Monday 06/17/2013

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Tuesday 06/18/2013

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday 06/19/2013

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM

July 14th is an important public holiday as I think you realise and it's a Sunday. I think all but the largest car rental offices are pretty likely going to be closed.

Europcar at Bordeaux station is open every day, Sundays included, but the site doesn't state specifically about holidays.

There are going to be other agencies but I would think these hours are pretty typical.

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2. Re: Libourne - TGV from Paris and car rental in Libourne

Thanks so much. I think we are safer all around with the Bordeaux option.

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4. Re: Libourne - TGV from Paris and car rental in Libourne

Or check with http://www.autoeurope.com who are brokers.

As for returning the car... you can always drop a vehicle when an office is closed. If you do, be sure to photo or video the car (ie show it is undamaged) and keep a gas receipt from your last fill up done within a few kilometers.

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