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Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

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Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

Hi,

I am looking into taking the ferry across to Ouistreham on a Sunday in September and it appears that all car rentals in the area are closed on Sunday... so I suppose I will need to find transport to our hotel in Courseulles sur Mer from Ouistreham and then get to Caen for a car rental Monday instead.

UNLESS someone knows where I can rent a car Sunday... saving me a big hassle the next day.

Looking forward to any responses... :)

Cheers

Kathy

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1. Re: Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

Not all car rentals are closed on Sunday. Certainly some Hertz are open. If you check the major rental sites (Hertz, Avis, Europcar) you should eventually find the closest - but it's likely to be in Caen, at best.

Phil

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2. Re: Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

So far not having any luck finding a rental place that IS open on Sunday... one person mentioned Bayeux as somewhere that might be open...

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3. Re: Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

I've looked high and low for you - I've found one in Caen (http://autoescape.com) with an office at the railway station which appears to be open on Sundays; I base this on the fact that it is the only company that comes up with a quote when you put in Sunday dates for pick up and drop off. Also their reservations phone line is open 7 days a week.

"du lundi au vendredi de 8h30 à 22h00, le samedi de 9h00 à 22h00 et le dimanche de 10h30 à 19h00."

So that's promising. Here's their site, you can book your car on line - good luck!

autoescape.com/service-site/rates.php…

Phil

Edited: 7:22 am, June 17, 2010
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4. Re: Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

Contact Citer at Caen (that's citroen rentals) I believe they have a desk at Ouisstreham ferry.

http://www.citer.fr/contactez_nous

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5. Re: Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

Thank you for the information on car rentals... it still seems that Sunday is a no go, so now we will go straight to Courseulles sur Mer that day, and pick up a car on Monday instead.

I assume there is a bus that runs from Ouistreham to Courseulles??

6. Re: Getting from Ouistreham to Courseulles sur Mer?

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