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If your trip to Autun is all organized but your travel itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a helping hand.
Stop by Musee Rolin. It's one attraction you'll find on most visitors' to-do lists. Cathedrale St-Lazare and Temple of Autun are also nearby and worth checking out.
We know you can't wait to test out these new wheels of yours. How about heading out on a day trip to Beaune? Just 25 miles away, roll down those windows and let the wind rustle your hair on the drive there. Explore the area starting with Chateau de Pommard, Savigny-les-Beaune Castle and Burgundy Wine Museum. Located 28 miles away, Chalon-sur-Saone is another popular option. If you stop by, make sure you check out Abbaye de la Ferte, Musee Denon and Chalon Cathedral.
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Whether you're heading away on your own or with some pals, CarRentals.com will help you find a suitable set of wheels for your Autun adventure. A mini is a fantastic option if you're going to be spending nearly all of your time downtown. Inexpensive and efficient, they'll take you here, there and everywhere comfortably and easily. If you feel like splashing out, take a peek at our special rental category. You're certain to find something that'll attract a bit of attention! Got the kids with you? A spacious SUV will match your needs.
For some people, owning a prestige vehicle is little more than a lofty dream. But renting your dream ride is as easy as a few clicks! Experience the thrill of cruising the open roads in a snazzy sports car, even if it's only for a little while. Or maybe all you're looking for is a reliable set of wheels to bring you safely from A to B. Affordable or flashy? Whatever you decide, there's a rental car to suit your style in Autun.
When driving somewhere unfamiliar, you'll want to have a clear understanding of the local traffic rules. Here's what you need to know to navigate your way around Autun safely and soundly:
You'll need to keep to the right while driving in Autun. Not only that, exercise a bit of extra caution if it's your first time behind the wheel here. Once you have a feel for how the locals drive, you can relax and enjoy the scenery!
For the most part, finding a place to park the car in Autun is a breeze. If you're planning to venture to one of the more popular attractions in town, it's a wise idea to check out parking options before you go.
As the population of Autun is approximately 18,300, you shouldn't have too much difficulty with traffic congestion. That being said, major roads generally get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
While driving through the streets of Autun, keep in mind that the speed limits usually range from 50 km/h to 130 km/h. Residential zones are 50 km/h unless marked otherwise.
Generally speaking, your rental car company will charge the amount stated on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges and taxes. Otherwise, they may forward your contact details to local authorities, who'll then send a fine to your postal address.
It's against the law to use your cell phone while driving around Autun, and you may even be hit with a fine for simply holding your phone if you're in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as you stay focused on the road.
In Autun, it's a criminal offence to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of more than 0.05%. If you're thinking of having a couple of drinks with lunch or dinner, it's a good idea to leave the car behind.
Road rules in Autun permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearer to them, without waiting for it to turn green. Before doing so, the car must come to a total stop and the driver must make sure that the way is clear before proceeding.
Subject to a small number of exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Saone-et-Loire (department).