Monceau Sur Sambre Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Monceau Sur Sambre

Monceau-sur-Sambre is a lush slab of land in Charleroi municipality, just eight kilometers from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. The trip into town via train and bus services will take you two hours, so consider renting a car in Monceau-sur-Sambre from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, as it is conveniently located at the airport.

What to do and see in Monceau Sur Sambre

Brussels dishes up trendy hot spots and historic locations in equal measure. Its multicultural roots and bright cityscape make it a thrilling destination in its own right. Like any self-respecting Brussels town, Monceau-sur-Sambre has its share of cozy cafés and lazy park terrain.

Nelson Mandela Park is, perhaps, its proudest stretch of land. This 67-hectare space dates all the way back to the 17th century. The park is home to five ash trees and a massive, isolated dogwood with a one-meter circumference. Entry is free, so you can explore the gardens without digging into your travel funds. Pack a picnic and spend a serene day on the banks of the lake.

History-loving travelers will want to make a beeline for Monceau-sur-Sambre's own fortified castle, which dates back to 1143. Monceau Castle once welcomed Louis XIV during a military campaign. Centuries later, it barely survived Germany's scorched earth policy of 1914. Ultimately, the building fell into the hands of the City of Charleroi, which performed important restoration work to reinstate its historic splendor. Today it's used for cultural events, so travelers can only explore its outer regions. The surrounding hiking trails will keep you entertained for hours, so the trip is well worthwhile. The 3.7-kilometer loop trail provides easy terrain for beginners in a varied wooded biome. If you prefer pedal power, the pathway is suitable for cyclists.

Once you've worked up an appetite, authentic Belgian cuisine will taste even more delicious. If you're hungry, head to Le Bar à Brochettes to experience Monceau-sur-Sambre's unique take on the country's traditional dishes. This is where the locals go, which is a sure sign of authenticity. Don't miss the Belgian fries and waffles.

If your interests are more esthetic than gastronomic, Le Fond de la Biche will allow you to create your own artwork under the guidance of the famous local sculptor Genevieve Vastrade. She works with fabrics and collages, so this is an excellent opportunity to learn about mixed media while discovering Monceau-sur-Sambre's artistic heritage.

Technology enthusiasts can sate their appetites for all things industrial at The Martinet Site. This is where the ruins of an old engine room lie, surrounded by buildings that once supported 18th-century miners. The extraction well was put out of commission in the Sixties, and today, it serves as an example of Monceau-sur-Sambre's industrial history.

Driving in Monceau Sur Sambre

Monceau-sur-Sambre is a tiny town with a population of fewer than 9,000 people. For tourists, that means miles of empty roads and easy traveling. The area is largely free of traffic jams, but you'll want to avoid the E42 at Fleuris during rush hour. The N90 experiences congestion, particularly at its intersection with the N583. If you're traveling to Nelson Mandela Park, it's thus best to use the back roads or detour via Rue des Coqueticots. Part of the N90 is an ongoing construction zone that's best avoided in the mornings and evenings. There are also frequent road closures to the west of Charleroi and along the N579. It is worth checking your navigation app to check on traffic flow before you head east.

Monceau-sur-Sambre might be a small town, but it's surrounded by a network of well-developed highways. If you're relying on a rental car or van in Monceau-sur-Sambre, you'll drive into town via the N579 and N90. The R3 covers the region south of town, while the N579 and N569 carry travelers in from the north. Brussels is one of the most congested cities in Europe, but you can avoid bumper-to-bumper traffic by relying on back roads when you drive into town.

You'll find plenty of street parking during your trip, but if you're in search of more secure options, Gare de Marchienne and Rue Auguste Frison are attendant alternatives. There's also a sparse collection of commercial lots to the west of the E420.

Belgians drive on the right side of the road and pass left. All the continental port freeways are well cared for and easy to travel. Direction signs are everywhere, and you won't experience any obscure fees or traffic restrictions. Monceau-sur-Sambre's alcohol limits are, however, lower than most other regions. Potential penalties include a three to six-hour driving ban and a 15-day license suspension.

Travelers should carry their documentation at all times. You'll need your insurance paperwork, vehicle safety (“contrôle technique) certificate, passport and driver's license. The region accepts International Driving Permits, but you can also rely on your US license.

Monceau-sur-Sambre's drivers tend to be aggressive on the road. Cyclists and pedestrians often swerve into the street without warning. To make matters even worse, you can also expect plenty of speeding and passing. You'll cope best if you drive defensively and keep your blind spots in mind. Don't let it worry you, though – you'll soon get used to the Belgian driving style.

Car and van rental in Belgium with Enterprise

Enterprise Belgium offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

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Car rental in Monceau Sur Sambre

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Monceau Sur Sambre

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Monceau Sur Sambre, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.