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Geneva Airport Car Hire French Side.

Discover The Alps.

Gateway to the most well-known mountain range in Europe, whether you choose to head off to France or Switzerland, an unforgettable trip will certainly ensue.

Whilst Geneva Airport is actually in Switzerland, upon exiting you can head to the French sector of arrivals, where you can collect your vehicle. We do also offer car hire from the Swiss Side of the airport too.

Explore the Rhône-Alpes

Most visitors are here for the winter sports. There are plentiful ski resorts within an hour’s drive of the airport, including the historic resort of Chamonix. There is also a whole host of summer activities you can enjoy in Chamonix, ranging from white water rafting to hiking.

Also not far away from the airport is La Clusaz. La Clusaz has been hosting winter sports since 1907 and is the birthplace of famous French skier Vincent Vittoz and sailor Philippe Monnet.

Visit the Eco Musée Wood and Forest which offers an authentic journey back in time with a visit to an old 19th century mill. Attending demonstrations and sawing down of trees in the mountains by cable trunks, you will discover the fascinating history of woodwork in the mountains and the evolution of the Savoy forest. Have a picnic outside whilst your children are being introduced to carpentry.

Take the family to Parc de Merlet for a great day out and discover more than 80 mountain animals in their natural environment.

Day Trips Into France From Geneva

Rent a car and the city of Lyon is only a 90 minute drive away. Roman ruins are littered throughout the city and a plethora of medieval churches such as the Cathedral of St John will keep you occupied.

Once a Roman settlement, a number of interesting ancient buildings still remain, including a Roman theatre. The Gallo-Roman Theatre is located near Fourviere Basilica in Lyon. Visitors can learn about Roman history in France at the Gallo-Roman Museum that is located at the archaeological site.

Drive to Dijon and explore the Ducal Palace and the church of Notre Dame. Around the north side of Notre Dame, rue de la Chouette is named after the small stone owl carved into the exterior corner of the chapel. Said to grant happiness and wisdom to those who stroke it, it has been worn smooth by generations of fortune-seekers.

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