98 years of history
Assisted by his children, Emile Labayle was one of the first coach operators in Bordeaux. He founded the regular Monségur - Verdelais – Bordeaux line, departing from Place de la Bourse. During the Second World War, this line was served by a gas-powered coach. This line still operates today in the Gironde area.
After being acquired by Marc Olivier, the business became “Guyenne Autocars” coach services, with Marc Olivier taking over Autocars Labayle’s premises in Bordeaux before establishing a site at Bruges in the suburbs of Bordeaux. He diversified its activities, providing transport for the employees of companies in the aeronautical sector (Dassault, Sogerma, Sep, Thales, etc.) and began operating a network of school services. For many years, he worked with his sons Gilbert and Jean-Luc.
Jean-Luc Olivier founded the family business, better known by its trading name Aquitaine Bus. The company was established at Verdelais in the south Gironde and began by operating a school transport service in the Créon area. This was gradually followed by the addition of new lines through tenders.
Move to the current Saint Macaire site and creation of SARL OLIVIER Jean Luc. The new premises made it possible for the garage to upgrade its facilities and expand, with a capacity of 10 coaches.
With Bordeaux now listed as UNESCO world heritage, the new generation (Nicolas Olivier) became actively involved in the company’s expansion into the receptive tourism market, operating services between Médoc, Saint-Emilion and Sauternes. The acquisition of a new touring coach was financed this same year.
The company operates school transport services for the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region. We have changed our visual identity and upgraded our tourist coaches. Our fleet is currently comprised of 10 coaches, including 5 tourer coaches.