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Car hire insight and trends in France

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in France?

The most affordable car hire agency in France is Turo. Travellers have found Turo rental cars for as little as £10/day at some locations, which is a cheaper deal compared to the national average price of £46/day. Keep in mind that prices tend to vary depending on your car hire needs.

What is the most popular car hire agency in France?

INTERRENT is the most popular car hire company in France with 31% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. INTERRENT also has 1 reviewand a score of 8.4 out of 10, making this car hire agency a popular choice among travellers.

What car hire company in France has the most locations?

Free2Move is the car hire company in France that currently has the most locations. With 733 car hire 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. Free2Move has a large presence here with over 11 locations - many of which can be found within the airport and city centre.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in France?

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, 32% of our users rented a Economy for their trip to France at an average cost of £45 per day.

Best deals found for France car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in France
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

26 Feb - 4 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

9 Mar - 16 Mar
Hyundai i10
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

8 Mar - 22 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

27 Feb - 16 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Kia Niro
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£14/day

27 Feb - 5 Mar
Kia Niro
Ford Ka
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£15/day

27 Feb - 16 Mar
Ford Ka
Volkswagen T-Cross
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£15/day

8 Mar - 22 Mar
Volkswagen T-Cross
Toyota Aygo
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

27 Feb - 16 Mar
Toyota Aygo
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

3 Mar - 17 Mar
Hyundai i10

France car hire information

Does France have any unique traffic laws?

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.

What are the legal and documentation requirements for hiring a car in France?

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.

Which areas of France have the most traffic?

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.

What are the most scenic roads in France?

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

£27 - £104

All Car Types

£45 - £102

The average price of a small car hire in France is £44. The cheapest time to hire a small car in France is in January. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £27 per day. A small car rental is typically 31% less expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in France is £67. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in France is in March. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £50 per day. A medium car rental is typically 5% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in France is £96. The cheapest time to hire a large car in France is in November. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £61 per day. A large car rental is typically 33% more expensive than the average rental car 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 large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in France is £61. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in France is in January. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £39 per day. A SUV rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car 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 £94. The cheapest time to hire a van in France is in March. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £59 per day. A van rental is typically 32% more expensive than the average rental car 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 car hire in France is £108. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in France is in November. The price is 58% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car 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 £86. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in France is in January. The price is 81% lower than the rest of the year at just £17 per day. A convertible rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car 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.

Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

26 Feb - 4 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Hyundai i10
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

9 Mar - 16 Mar
Hyundai i10
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

8 Mar - 22 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa

France car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in France

Free2Move

733 locations

keddy by Europcar

684 locations

Sunnycars

564 locations

Europcar

512 locations

Hertz

467 locations

Rent@Car

443 locations

ADA

350 locations

Avis

346 locations

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
Opéra Bastille13.7 mi
Opéra Garnier13.9 mi
Disneyland Paris14.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

L'Alpe d'Huez Ski Resort65.3 mi
Megeve Ski Resort74.0 mi
Meribel Ski Resort74.8 mi
Courchevel 185077.6 mi
Courchevel Ski Runs77.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Parc de Bercy7.6 mi
AccorHotels Arena7.9 mi
Paris Expo8.0 mi
Opéra Bastille8.8 mi
Parc des Princes9.4 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in France

Below are the most popular hotels in France
Yays Paris Issy

Yays Paris Issy

Paris, France

4.5 mi from city centre

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

18 Avenue de Suffren, Paris, France

2.5 mi from city centre

Novotel Paris les Halles

Novotel Paris les Halles

8 Place Marguerite de Navarre, Paris, France

0.1 mi from city centre

CitizenM Paris Gare de Lyon

CitizenM Paris Gare de Lyon

8 Rue Van Gogh, Paris, France

1.5 mi from city centre

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand, An IHG Hotel

Intercontinental Paris Le Grand, An IHG Hotel

2 Rue Scribe, Paris, France

1.1 mi from city centre

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

20 rue Jean Rey, Paris, France

2.5 mi from city centre

Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery

Hôtel Paris Bastille Boutet - MGallery

22 24 Rue Faidherbe, Paris, France

1.7 mi from city centre

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile

3, Place du Général Kœnig, Paris, France

3.2 mi from city centre

Okko Hotels Paris Rosa Parks

Okko Hotels Paris Rosa Parks

202 Rue d'Aubervilliers, Paris, France

2.8 mi from city centre

Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel

Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel

39 Avenue de Wagram, Paris, France

2.6 mi from city centre

Eklo Paris Roissy Cdg Airport

Eklo Paris Roissy Cdg Airport

10 Rue de l'Espérance, Roissy-en-France, Val-d'Oise, France

0.5 mi from city centre

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

citizenM Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

7 Rue de Rome, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

2.0 mi from city centre

ibis Paris CDG Airport

ibis Paris CDG Airport

3 Rue de Bruxelles, Tremblay-en-France, Seine-Saint-Denis, France

2.1 mi from city centre

Maison Albar Hotels Le Diamond

Maison Albar Hotels Le Diamond

4 Rue de la Pepiniere, Paris, France

1.6 mi from city centre

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

61 quai de Grenelle, Paris, France

3.0 mi from city centre

Paris j'Adore Hotel & Spa

Paris j'Adore Hotel & Spa

7 Rue Beudant, Paris, France

2.1 mi from city centre

Premiere Classe Roissy Cdg - Paris Nord 2 - Parc Des Expositions

Premiere Classe Roissy Cdg - Paris Nord 2 - Parc Des Expositions

309 Rue De La Belle Etoile, Roissy-en-France, Val-d'Oise, France

1.1 mi from city centre

The Remix Hotel

The Remix Hotel

28 Ter Avenue Corentin Coriou, Paris, France

3.2 mi from city centre


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

What side of the road do people in France drive on?

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.

How good are the roads in France?

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.

What is the drink driving limit in France?

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.

How much does petrol cost in France?

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. Kuwait currently has the least expensive at £0.27 per litre, while Hong Kong has the most expensive at £2.48 per litre. Keep in mind that petrol prices change regularly and may be different during your travel dates.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in France?

Prices for cars in France were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in France?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in France?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including France. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in France?

When renting a car in France, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in France?

momondo finds and compares thousands of car hire websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car hire in France. Finding a car hire is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in France?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in France by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in France with free cancellation?

Yes momondo does have a filter to only highlight car hire deals which offer free cancellation. This filter is available for all car hire searches on momondo including those for cars in France.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in France on momondo?

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in France on momondo.

Can I find a car hire in France which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including France.

Can I search for car hire in France with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Yes, car hire deals in France with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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