Unless you are staying in the centre of Limoges for a short break and have decided against exploring the area more widely, it is difficult to think of a better means of transport than a hired car.
If you are arriving into the local airport, you will find most of the major rental firms, namely Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National-Citer (who also look after Alamo customers) have offices in the car rental block opposite the main airport building. Alternatively car rental is also available from the town centre. If you decide to take a taxi into Limoges you can stay and explore from there (there is a fixed price taxi fare arrangement for those looking for a transfer to the centre). You might find, however, that there is less competition in the town centre or at the railway station, and therefore prices might be higher - why not try all nearby locations?
Limoges is popular both for those who want to visit the immediate vicinity and as a low cost gateway into France. It is situated on the main Paris - Toulouse motorway meaning you can get a long way in a day. Do compare prices for car hire before you travel and don't be swayed by the thought of a cut price deal from the airlines Ryanair or Flybe as brokers and comparison sites like MoneyMaxim can be cheaper.
As with most car rentals in France, CDW and theft excesses tend to be on the high side - €1200 to €1800 is the norm - so we do recommend you consider independent car hire excess insurance. Buying this independently from a supplier on the MoneyMaxim car hire excess insurance comparison service will be significantly cheaper than purchasing from car rental brokers and firms.
This content was last reviewed on 21/08/2019