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Agen is a small commune that is located in Aquitaine in south western France. It lies along the Garonne River and serves as the capital of the Lot-et-Garonne department. This makes it a suitable travel base for exploring the department and the surrounding cities and towns in the region. With a car rental in Agen, visitors can easily take day trips to notable destinations in Aquitaine.
The town also features a number of interesting attractions that will complete a day's tour. Using a car hire in Agen, visitors can drive to the old town centre which features an assortment of medieval structures. Notable landmarks in this area include the 12th century Agen Cathedral, the Saint Hilaire Church and the Musee des Beaux Arts which houses historic artefacts and sculptures. The Canal des Deux Mers is another interesting attraction in Agen.
The town also has a municipal theatre that hosts regular classical concerts. There is also a smaller theatre which is home to the local theatre group that presents older plays by Shakespeare and lesser known playwrights. Film festivals are also hosted every year through the arts cinema.
Further out, visitors can visit other notable destinations in Aquitaine starting off with the capital city of Bordeaux to the north west of Agen. With a cheap car hire in Agen, travellers can take an hour and a half's drive to this interesting destination which features several museums, art galleries and natural attractions. Its town centre is also particularly famous for its historic buildings. The restaurants all over the town centre offer a different kind of gastronomic treat for travellers.
Agen is connected to the cities of Toulouse and Bordeaux via the A62 motorway. It is also served by trains coming from Toulouse and Paris through its central rail station. A small airport also handles business flights from various parts of France.