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France one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. France is a popular holiday destination in winter and summer. There are many winter sport resorts in the French Alps and in summer the French Rivera the mediterranean cost line of France is popular holiday destination. Rent a cheap car with France. 

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France overview

The French republic and is located in Western Europe. It is Western Europe’s largest state and is rated as the 3rd largest in the whole of Europe. It is amongst the world’s most developed countries and is also the most visited state worldwide, as it receives a minimum of 80 million tourists every year while the population is estimated to be not less than 65 million inhabitants.

How do I get to France?

The most advisable way to enter France is by air travel. With over 400 airports in the country, it is impossible not to get a direct flight to France. It is also possible to get to France through railway networks that link France to most European countries.

What should I expect upon landing at the airport?

Once you alight at one of the many airports around France, you will go to the arrivals terminal and go through the necessary custom checks as you reclaim your luggage. Once you are cleared, you are free to leave the airport.

Public Transportation and Car hire in France

France boasts one of the best infrastructures in the west of Europe. This means that there are numerous ways to leave the airport and tour France through. They range from airport shuttles and buses, taxis, train service, public bus service and car rental. Amongst the many transport means in France, the best way to tour most of it is by car hire.

Why should I hire a car in France?

France has numerous car rental agencies distributed throughout the cities in France. It is very possible to get international car hire companies all over France so you need not worry about not trusting the local ones. With a car rental in France, you are guaranteed to tour France at your own pleasure and convenience.

If you are in France on a budget, it is very possible to get cheap car hire services. Actually, car rental is advisable while in France as you avoid the overcrowded buses and trains. Also, you avoid being exploited by the taxi drivers on the fare. The car hire agencies in France offer a fleet of cars to choose from and you are assured to get the best car for your holiday in France.

When you rent a car in France, you open up a world of possibilities you can decide to tour the neighboring countries like Switzerland, Spain and Germany in your car rental. Most tourist destinations are accessible by car too.

Where can I drive to in my car rental?

Once you rent a car from the airport, you can drive to the city of lights, Paris, and enjoy the amazing nightlife as well as the romantic atmosphere as you tour the numerous cultural attractions. You can also drive down and explore the country side as you explore the Lorraine region and burgundy vineyards.

You can drive down to the Riviera where you can enjoy amazing beaches, beach resorts, the Cannes festival and the numerous cafes that are outdoor. A car rental is the best chance to tour this and more of France to your satisfaction.

How do I rent a car in France?

In order to rent a car in France, you need to be above the age of 21, and have a driving license that has been functional for the last one year, at least. An international driving license is also an added advantage. There may also be some more requirements depending on the car rental agency you use.

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Car rental tips for France

Mandatory Breathalyser Kits

A recent change in French law (decree No 2012-284) states that each and every driver must be in possession of a new and unused breathalyser at all times as of the 1st of July 2012. In accordance with the Law, the car rental agent will provide 1 breathalyser in the glove compartment of each vehicle. If the breathalyser is missing or used and not replaced by the driver at the check-in, extra charges will apply.

Tolls and fees

France has many toll roads, you can pay for the toll roads with your credit card or with cash. How to find the Autoroute, check for the blue signs marked Peage. 

Highway info

You have to drive on the left side of the road and passing on the highway you have to do on the left. There is a speed limit of 130 km per hour on the highway and 50 km/h in the cities.

Traffice Fines

Regarding the speed limits and red light be careful and pay attention since fines can be expensive and you have to pay them most likely on the spot by the police that stops you.

Travel restrictions in France for my car rental

You are not allowed to drive your rental car in prohibited areas, or driving on ice, unbridged rivers and streams, foreshores and other off-road terrains. Please ask the local car rental company for any possible restrictions.

Worry Free car rental

Many car rentals offer a worry free car rental with reduced excess or full protection. Please check the terms and conditions to see all the options.

Cross border with the rented car

Please note that if you intend to travel across country or state borders, restrictions may apply. Such cross-border charges may be applied at the rental desk.

Need help choosing a rental car

If you are not sure which car to rent or do not understand completely how it works, you can always contact our call center by phone or live chat. We can help you out by selecting the right car for you and advising there where its needed.

Age requirements to rent a car in France

Most car rental agents allow you to rent a car when you are 21, however a young drivers fees will be applicable up to 24 years and normally with 21 years you can only rent mini to compact categories. Maximum age to rent a car is 75 years but this depends on car rental agent. We advise you, to check the detailed terms and conditions of each car rental agent. 

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Facts about car rental in France

  • Last month, the average car rental length in France was 6 days.
  • The average rental car length in France is 6 days.
  • The most booked rental car type currently in France is MINI cars.
  • Last year, the most booked rental car type in France were ECONOMY cars.
  • How much does it cost to rent a car in France? Last month, the average car rental price was 374 USD.
  • Last year, how much did it cost to rent a car in France? Last year, the average car rental price was 453 USD.
  • What is the current average daily price to rent a in France? Last month, the average rental price was 64 USD per day.
  • How much did it cost to rent a car in France over the past 12 months? Last Year, the average rental price was 81 USD per day.
  • The car rental companies available in France are: Alamo, goldcar, National, Enterprise, Firefly, OK Mobility, carnect.

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Popular France car rental and rent a car locations

France Airport Car Rental
France Railway Car Rental
France City Car Rental
Call center opening hours

[EST] Mon - Fri: 03:00 - 16:00  Sat - Sun : 03:00 - 11:00

[GMT] Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 16:00  Sat - Sun : 08:00 - 16:00

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  • United Kingdom (+44) (0) 800 078 9054United Kingdom (+44) (0) 800 078 9054
  • Spain (+34) 914 141 480Spain(+34) 914 141 480
  • Australia (+61) 1800 210 813Australia (+61) 1800 210 813
  • France (+33) 170 700 593France (+33) 170 700 593
  • Netherlands (+31) (0) 800 020 0459Netherlands (+31) (0) 800 020 0459
  • Belgium (+32) 02 400 4165Belgium (+32) 02 400 4165
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  • Denmark (+45) 78 737 344Denmark(+45) 78 737 344
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France Rental Car Reviews
See below last 5 customer reviews. Our customers rated France Car Rental with an average of 9.53 based on 17 ratings.

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Ms Simona

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October 17, 2021


A Brand-new Car, Even If Larger Than Expected

I got a citroen picasso for the class opel corsa or similar, which was larger than i expected (not necessarily a plus in a crowded city as paris, but the car was new, with less than 10 thousand km on board and working very nicely, and the luggage space was amazingly large).rnthe waiting time to take and return the car was very short and the clerks were very friendly.rnoverall a positive experience and i highly recommend citer in paris cdg.

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Mrs Joanne

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October 06, 2021


Great Experience And No Hassels

We had a great experience with this car rental. no problems or hassels. easy check in and check out.

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Mr Andrew

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September 12, 2021


Exceptional Staff

Found the staff at rennes airport location very friendly and extremely helpful, in particular mohamed.

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Mr Victor

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August 29, 2022


Super Fast And Very Convenient!

No queues and you will not get a lot of unnecessary papers. all the registration takes 5-10 minutes. we got a very nice and new car. the return of the vehicle took us only 2 minutes. rnwe will definitely recommend this service to our friends!

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Mr Adam
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August 16, 2022


Best And Most Affordable Car Rental Co.

Its not the first time i used them and its always the best deal on the web , enywhere in the world .rnhighly recommended .