Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the largest and busiest airport in France, and is often referred to as the Roissy Airport, due to its location nearby Roissy-en-France. The airport’s name of Charles de Gaulle comes from a leader of the Free French Forces, Charles de Gaulle, who was also a founder of the French Fifth Republic. This large airport in France has the official code of CDG, and handles over 58 million passengers per year. Many of these passengers choose to rent a car from one of the Charles de Gaulle Airport car hire companies, such as Alamo. Alamo is popular for their competitive rental rates, and range of services for leisure car renters.
Although the centre of Paris is not often recommended for driving a motor vehicle, a rented car is ideal for travelling the outskirts of the city, and for driving to all the nearby locations which hold a number of their own attractions. From Charles de Gaulle Airport, the major A1 motorway leads to the north, and the N2 motorway, which borders the airport on its southern and eastern sides, runs northeast. To locations such as Le Mans and Rennes, the A11 can be followed from the city. The A1 from the airport also provides a direct connect with Paris. Alamo Charles de Gaulle Airport is the perfect choice of car rental company, as they offer a wide range of vehicles for hire, all of only the latest models, and customers will find their rental rates to be very reasonable.
The airport of Charles de Gaulle is large, and passengers will arrive at any of the three terminal buildings, depending on the airline company and the origin of their flight. Terminal 1 was the first building to be constructed, back in the later 1960’s, and consists of numerous levels and seven satellite terminals for boarding and arrival operations. Alamo can be found nearby the arrival area of this terminal building, as well as in Terminal 2, which is the second largest passenger building on the airport grounds. Terminal 2 consists of multiple sub-terminals, referred to as 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F and the separate and newer building of 2G. All facilities at the airport are clearly marked in English and French, therefore passengers will easily find the rental counters of Alamo. Since that Charles de Gaulle Airport is such a busy location, passengers are recommended to reserve their vehicles as early as possible.
Additional equipment for rented cars should also be booked early, as they are subject to availability. These items may include child seats for babies, booster seats for older children, satellite navigation systems and luggage racks. A GPS unit makes travelling in Paris, and France, far easier, and are state-of-the-art pieces of technology designed with features that are simple to operate. They usually have a choice of languages, provide turn-by-turn directions in voice or visual mode and come pre-programmed with extensive lists of points of interest. At Charles de Gaulle Airport, hand controls may also be available from Alamo for disabled drivers, and this device is used on certain types of automatic vehicles. Hand controls operate the brake and accelerator pedals, and are therefore ideal for those with a lower limb deficiency. The device should be booked at least 48 hours prior to your arrival at the airport.
The Charles de Gaulle Airport car rental companies offer vehicles in all shapes and sizes, and from Alamo, cars of a smaller model may be more fuel efficient, and come with prices more suitable for travellers on a tighter budget. Vehicles in the Economy category fit these characteristics, and are similar to the Peugeot 207 1.4. Although a smaller car, it comes with many features, including power steering, power locks and windows, air conditioning, driver and passengers air bags and folding rear seats. The vehicle can also seat up to five passengers, but only has room for two luggage items. Midsize cars from Alamo are similar to the Ford Mondeo 1,6 and Peugeot 3008 1.6, while Standard and Fullsize vehicles include the VW Passat 1.8 and Audi A4 1.9.
Before leaving Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, ensure that you know which type of fuel to use for your rented car, and that you have made suitable arrangements if you have chosen a one way hire. From Charles de Gaulle Airport, one way hires are permitted at Alamo, and may be returned to an alternative rental location. However, if the vehicle is delivered to a location in another country, additional charges may be applicable. Also ensure that you are comfortable with the workings of the vehicle, and that all existing damages or scratches have been duly noted.
Alternative vehicle options from Alamo include Vans, for seven or eight passengers, such as the Citroen Grand Picasso C4 2.0 and Citroen Jumpy 2.2, as well as SUVs, similar to the Ford Kuga 2.0 and Citroen C-Crosser 2.2. Some of these rental vehicles even include a satellite navigation system in their rentals. Further details regarding Alamo, at Charles de Gaulle Airport can be found online, or customers can contact Alamo directly, for all further enquiries.
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