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Surrounded by three and a half kilometres of ramparts and filled with historic buildings on every corner, it's not surprising the town of Langres in northeastern France has been voted one of the country's 50 finest towns. The most convenient way to explore every one of the attractions in this historic and picturesque town is car rental at Langres.
The most obvious place to find car hire at Langres is the local Shell station which contains offices for both Argus and Hertz, but other options are also widely available throughout the town.
Visitors driving their cheap car hire at Langres will certainly notice the towering ramparts, some of which have existed for over 2,000 years, which form a circle around the town. Anyone wishing to take a closer look at these massive structures may do so on foot or during guided tours available in five languages aboard a tourist train.
The comparatively recent 19th century is when the Langres citadel was built, and it's just as spectacular a place to watch local events today. The Cathedral Saint-Mammes was designed with a mix of Roman and Gothic styles during the 12th century's second half, while Langres native and philosopher Denis Diderot is honoured with a statue in the centre of town.
Other recommended things to do in Langres include sampling the town's famous cheese which is typically washed with champagne and strolling along its narrow streets which have history on every corner of its covered passageways. The distant Bernese Alps can be seen from Langres on a clear day.