Car Hire in France

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Paris, France
18 Aug — 25 Aug
Same drop-off
Paris, France
Thu 18/8
Noon
Thu 25/8
Noon
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Best deals found for France car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in France
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£31/day

4 Sep - 24 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£31/day

5 Sep - 25 Sep
Audi A3
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£31/day

2 Oct - 1 Nov
Kia Rio
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£23/day

1 Oct - 2 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Peugeot 308 SW
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£32/day

5 Sep - 25 Sep
Peugeot 308 SW
Vauxhall Mokka
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£29/day

5 Sep - 25 Sep
Vauxhall Mokka
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£44/day

3 Sep - 17 Sep
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£34/day

9 Sep - 22 Sep
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£43/day

1 Oct - 2 Nov
Audi A3

France car hire information

The first obvious difference with driving in France is that you’ll drive on the right-hand side. As with the UK, seat belts are compulsory for passengers in the front and back. Pay attention to the laws regarding children – it’s illegal for children under the age of 10 to sit in the front seat. Any child under a certain weight limit also needs to travel in a child seat. If they are under ten but over that weight, they can sit on a booster seat and wear a seat belt. GPS and sat-nav units that show the location of fixed speed cameras are not allowed, so make sure you disable this function when you rent a car as fines for this are extremely steep. A single fine can cost you more than your car hire itself, and all these laws are strictly enforced. Another important thing to remember is that you cannot use a hands-free or Bluetooth device for your mobile. You will get a fine for talking on the phone while driving.

To use rental cars in France, you need to have a valid UK driving licence ready to present and must be over the age of 18. There are other requirements that your car hire company will take care of, but it’s wise to double-check when you book. It’s a legal requirement that you have third-party insurance, and you must have your Certificate of Motor Insurance in the car at all times. You will need an international insurance certificate, known as a Green Card, and must carry it with you whenever you drive. Those who drive their own cars must display a GB sticker on the back windscreen, but you won’t have to worry about that with a car rental as you’ll be driving a locally registered car.

French cities with the most congestion are the capital, Paris, and the port city of Marseille. When it comes to the major motorways between cities, specific areas experience the most traffic. In the south, the A7 road from Marseille to Lyon is typically very busy. The Bordeaux area towards the west coast is another area where you’ll encounter slow-moving vehicles and congestion. In the north of France the busiest route is the A71 south of Paris to Chartres. When driving rental cars, we recommend you avoid rush hour times, as it can take you twice as long to get to your destination. French commuters typically spend more time in traffic you do in the UK, which should give you a good indication of the traffic density when you’re making car hire arrangements. The worst street for congestion in all of France is Paris Boulevard Périphérique.

France has some of the most celebrated scenery in Europe, especially in the famous French Riviera in the southern coastal area, from Saint-Tropez to Nice. This is where you’ll find those iconic roads winding their way along the coastal mountains, with their hairpins and sheer drop-offs, known as the Côte d’Azur corniches. The views are spectacular, and it’s one of the best reasons to opt for car hire in France. To drive through the heart of the classic vineyard scenery, take the road from Troyes via Dijon to Saint-Etienne, which runs through the renowned Champagne and Burgundy regions. Route Napoleon from Elba to Grenoble will take you through the Alpes-Maritimes area. French roads are well-maintained and there are plenty of petrol stops on the motorways – more than you’ll find on UK ones. These kinds of road trips for rental cars also go through small towns with quaint hotels and restaurants if you want to stop for a while.


France car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in France that's right for you

Small cars

£26 - £114

All Car Types

£61 - £154

The average price of a Small hire in France is £46. The cheapest time to hire a Small in France is in November. The price is 45% lower than the rest of the year at just £26 per day. A Small car hire is typically 52% less expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for France Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in France is £79. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in France is in November. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £51 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 19% less expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for France Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in France is £115. The cheapest time to hire a Large in France is in September. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £70 per day. A Large car hire is typically 16% more expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in France is £78. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in France is in February. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £47 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 20% less expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for France SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in France is £108. The cheapest time to hire a Van in France is in November. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £67 per day. A Van car hire is typically 11% more expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for France Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in France is £156. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in France is in February. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just £69 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 38% more expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Convertible hire in France is £88. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in France is in March. The price is 56% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 10% less expensive than the average car hire in France. The average price of a car hire in France can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£23/day

1 Oct - 2 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£22/day

17 Aug - 26 Aug
Ford Ka

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in France

Nearby attractions:

Stade De France10.5 mi
Place de la Republique13.1 mi
Le Grand Rex13.4 mi
Opéra Bastille13.7 mi
Opéra Garnier13.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Megeve Ski Resort74.0 mi
Meribel Ski Resort74.8 mi
Les Menuires Ski Resort75.3 mi
Courchevel 185077.6 mi
Courchevel Ski Runs77.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Parc de Bercy7.6 mi
Opéra Bastille8.8 mi
Parc des Princes9.4 mi
Louvre Museum9.4 mi
Eiffel Tower9.7 mi

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Car hire in France

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in France so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

The most affordable car hire agency in France is INTERRENT . Travellers have found INTERRENT rental cars for as little as £16/day at some locations, which is a cheaper deal compared to the national average price of £62/day. Keep in mind that prices tend to vary depending on your car hire needs.

Sunnycars is the car hire company in France that currently has the most locations. With 895 car rental centres across the country, you should have no issue finding one of their locations at your destination. Consider visiting Paris, the most popular city in France. Sunnycars has a large presence here with over 47 locations - many of which can be found within the airport and city centre.

People drive on the right in France. If you are travelling to France from a country that drives on the opposite side of the road, then this may take some getting used to, especially if you intend to hire a car during your stay.

As of 2019, France ranked 7 out of 137 countries for road quality. France received a road quality score of 6.1, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in France while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 2.38 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within France might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. France has strict laws against individuals who drink-drive when they are younger than the legal drinking age of 18.

Travellers to France usually opt to hire a Economy as their car of choice. This may be due to the weather during their stay, the activities they have planned, or their budget. In the past 30 days, 34% of our users rented a Economy for their trip to France at an average cost of £21 per day.

As of last week, the average price of petrol in France was £1.54 per litre. According to our data, France has neither the most expensive nor the cheapest petrol prices in the world. Algeria currently has the least expensive at £0.27 per litre, while Hong Kong has the most expensive at £2.46 per litre. Keep in mind that petrol prices change regularly and may be different during your travel dates.


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