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Car Hire at Perpignan Airport
Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport (Aéroport de Perpignan - Rivesaltes), also known as Llabanère Airport, is an airport situated close to Perpignan and Rivesaltes, both communes of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southwestern France. Perpignan Airport serves the city of Perpignan, as well as many other towns in the Pyrénées-Orientales department of France, with around 400,000 passengers travelling through the airport each year.
The various car hire desks are located in the Arrivals area. Companies represented include Alamo, Europcar, Budget, and Sixt, and you will need to refer to your Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document to determine which provider you will be using. Although car hire providers' opening hours generally correspond with flight arrival times, refer to your document to make sure. The document will also indicate collection and drop-off points for your rental car.
Perpignan has a distinct Spanish feel, which is unsurprising, given that it was once Catalonia's second city after Barcelona. Before that, it was the capital of the kingdom of Mallorca. Once the French section of Catalonia (Roussillon)was ultimately parcelled off, Perpignan became permanently French with the 1659 Treaty of the Pyrénées in 1659, but Catalan is still spoken by some even today.
The city itself is a laid-back community of about 120,000 people, who enjoy their home town's fertile setting, close to the Catalan coast on one side and the mountains to the west. Join them and relax with a coffee along the riverside place Arago.
For an even more enjoyable car hire experience, read our Guide to Driving in France before you leave.