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Etampes is located on the metropolitan area of Paris about 30 miles from to the southwest of the city centre. It is commonly overlooked as a tourist spot because of its proximity to more popular destinations in the region. The town features a number of attractions that can complete a day trip itinerary. By arranging a car rental in Etampes, tourists will also find it easy to head out and visit other known travel destinations aside from Paris.
An hours drive to the west of the town will take tourists to the city of Chartres in the Val-de-Loire region of Central France. The citys most popular attraction is a 12th century cathedral that many historians consider to be the finest example of High Gothic architecture still in existence. Also accessible with a cheap car hire in Etampes are such landmarks as the Monument of Jean Moulin and the Maison de la Truie qui File (Spinning Sow House).
Also located to the west of Etampes is the city of Maintenon. The citys most popular landmark is the Chateau de Maintenon which used to belong to the second wife of King Louis XIV. Another alternative is for tourists to go south of Etampes to the city of Orleans. The city features a number of attractions such as the Ste-Croix Cathedral, the house of Joan of Arc which has been turned into a museum, the Parc Floral and the Europe Bridge.
Further out, a car hire in Etampes can also take travellers to the city of Tours if they continue with their journey south from Orleans. Tours is another one of the most popular travel destinations in Central France offering travellers with fine wines, great food and a rich culture.