Known for its amazing parks and gorgeous churches, Roubaix is a fantastic option for your trip to northern France. This traditionally industrial town is also a great place to eat and drink, and to head to one of the various museums that illuminate its industrial past. If you are planning to visit this city, then it is highly recommended that you arrange car hire in Roubaix. With a hired car, you can glide effortlessly through the streets, reaching all of the restaurants, galleries, and other attractions that you desire to visit with the utmost ease. Not having to rely on public transport also makes taking road trips further afield much easier. When organising a rental car in Roubaix, HAPPYCAR is the only site you need. This quick and very user friendly price comparison site brings you all the best deals from high quality rental brands like Thrifty, Hertz, and Avis.
Rental car Roubaix
The climate in Roubaix is generally mild, and so as you sail through the streets in your rental vehicle you may like to stop off at one of the lovely green spaces in the city. As Roubaix is located in Northern France, you will also have the opportunity to savor a variety of Northern French cuisine, such as caramels, tarte tatin, quiche lorraine and warming, hearty stews. Cruising through the city, you will see so many wonderful buildings and monuments, and this is because some great architects have worked on Roubaix throughout the centuries, such as Maxime Real del Sarte (who made the city's statue of Joan of Arc) and more recently Wim Delvoye who created a modern monument as a kind of welcoming gateway to the city.
Discover Roubaix with your rentalcar
With your car rental, you can explore some brilliant places in the glorious city of Roubaix. For example, the Church Saint-Martin, which is an unforgettable white edifice with beautifully shaped towers, is a great spot to visit and drink in the tranquil environment. As already mentioned, this is a city with strong industrial roots, and one of the key museums in Roubaix has an industrial theme: this is La Piscine - Musée d'Art et d'Industrie. Housed within an old art deco swimming pool, this public art gallery contains some beautiful paintings and sculptures alongside products of industry such as textiles, garments, and furniture. The arts and crafts on display here have a strong local theme as most are created by artists from Roubaix or nearby, so this is a great place to get to known the cultural heritage of the city specifically. The works collected here are mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries, and there are also regular exhibitions of present day art: the perfect spot for culture lovers who have arranged car rental in Roubaix to park up outside and while away the afternoon.
When you have secured yourself car hire in Roubaix, there are plenty of other cities that you can visit. For example, you might like to use your car rental in Roubaix to cross the border into Belgium. It is just a 55 km journey to Ghent with its curious railways and waterways and beautiful architecture. The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is a mere 85 km from Roubaix and you can reach it by taking the E17 and E20 routes in an easterly direction. If you wish to stay in France, there are plenty of exciting cities and townships within 300 km of Roubaix. For example, the townships of Croix, Ronq and Leers are all within very quick and easy driving distance, and you can get there and back from your location in the centre of Roubaix in a day - or an afternoon. Each of these settlements has its own points of interest, for example in Croix (which is just 3 km away from the centre of Roubaix and is officially within the Roubaix zone itself) you can visit the brilliant Musee La Piscine (a museum dedicated to swimming pools), and the beautiful wildlife park known as Parc du Heron.