Book a cheap car hire in France in just a few easy steps
|Minimum rental age-||21 to 25 years|
|Mode of payment-||Credit card|
Find really cheap car rental deals for France at popular locations such as Paris Orly Airport (ORY) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), provided through brands like Alamo Rent a Car, Sixt and Europcar. Our services are available in all the top cities of France such as Nice, Bordeaux & Versailles and you can get car rentals at discounted rates throughout our car rental booking website, VIPCars.com. Renting a car is considered as one of the best ways to tour the beautiful country as renting a car ensures a lot of freedom which is missing in public transportation.
Many a times, we miss having a car at a travel destination, this is the time when all you require is a car rental.
Our car hire companies in France
- Alamo Rent a Car
- Sixt rent a car
- Enterprise Rent A Car
- Firefly Car Rental
- National Car Rental
Our car hire categories in France
When you need just the perfect-sized vehicle to drive in the French cities such as Versailles & Grenoble, infamous for traffic jams, then compact is the category of cars to go for. Compact cars are spacious and comfortable for a small group of people as well as agile on the road. These are apt for the busy cities of France as well as cross-city travel.
The smallest type of cars come under this category, apt for the busy cities of France, especially when it comes to car parking in cities like Paris where parking is a big problem. Mini cars are ideal for a total of one or two passengers with not much of luggage. Mini is the most popular car rental category in many cities of France such as Lille.
Apt for families, these are sedans or mid-size vehicles with seating for up to 5 passengers and enough luggage room. Sedans are perfect for long routes and road trips in France.
One of the smaller car categories, agile but there is no compromise in space. It is advisable to go for smaller cars on the congested streets of cities like Paris. Choose an economy vehicle for up to 4 passengers and a small amount of luggage.
Experience the drive of your dreams in a sports or convertible car which usually has a very high quality engine. These cars are perfect for locations with a pleasant climate such as the coastal drives at French Riviera. But these cars are not suitable if you want to carry a lot of luggage, these are suitable for only one or two passengers.
Drive to the French country or the French Alps with your travel buddies in a spacious car like Ford Kuga, Volvo XC40 or BMW X5. These are luxurious cars, not much apt for busy areas but perfect for the country or mountains.
Van or minivan
Rent a 5, 7 or 9 seater van or minivan if space is all that you need but avoid big cars in the congested parts of France as the traffic and narrow streets will make your experience unpleasant. Plus, parking is a concern in crowded parts of this country. A van caters to ample seating without much of luggage space.
Rent a full-size car in the less crowded parts of France for optimum space for the whole family or groups. These cars are better for travelling long distances and are well-equipped with luxury and comfort.
Go for a luxurious car from the premium or sports category for comfort in all aspects including size and are loaded with features, often known as the dream cars. Renting a luxury car for a road trip in France is a good idea.
Some advice for renting a car in France
A car rental is one of the most comfortable means to tour France and driving around is pretty easy in this country. Also, renting a car will give you the freedom to tour France, just like your own car would but one should choose a car suiting his needs such as choosing the transmission you can drive more comfortably. It will be wise to consider add on facilities like snow tires if heading to the Alps and the like. Hitchhiking is a very common practice in France, with its advantages and disadvantages.
Inclusions with a car hire in France
Rent a car in France through us to the following inclusions and much more with every car rental booking!
- Unlimited mileage
- Collision damage waiver
- Young driver
- Road tax
- Vehicle license fee
Extras you can add to your France car rental
Add extra add-ons like the following for free or at an extra cost to your France car rental booking made at VIPCars.com.
- Navigation system- Adding a GPS to your car rental in France will make navigation easier.
- Child booster seat- Add a child booster seat for your children between the ages of 4-12 years as it is a must-have when travelling in France as the law says that children up to 10 years must use restraint while travelling by car.
- Toddler seat- With VIPCars, you have the possibility of adding an extra toddler seat if you are travelling with a child weighing 9-18 kg as a toddler seat is mandatory for his safety.
- Snow chains- Add snow chains to your car rental in France as these are compulsory in many parts of the country.
Our popular car rental locations in France
- Nice Airport (NCE)
- Geneva Airport (GGV)
- Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
- Marseille Airport (MRS)
- Bordeaux Airport (BOD)
- Toulouse Airport (TLS)
- Nantes Airport (NTE)
- Biarritz Airport (BIQ)
- Bergerac Airport (EGC)
- Nice Downtown
- Limoges Airport (LIG)
- Lyon Part Dieu Station
- Calais Ferry Terminal
- Strasbourg Train Station
- Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
- Carcassonne Airport (CCF)
- Paris Gare du Nord Railway Station
Car rental FAQs for France
What is the age for driving a car rental in France?
- 21 to 25 years is the minimum age for driving a car rental in France, though, it varies according to the rental agency.
- You should have a credit card in your name and have held a driving license for at least one year for renting a car in France.
- People under the age of 25 might have to pay a surcharge for renting a car in France.
Is an international driving license is needed to drive in France?
Tourists staying in France for less than 90 days should have either a US or an EU license while an international driver’s permit is recommended for driving a rental car.
What side do they drive on in France?
France drives on the right-hand side of the road.
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A short travel guide to France
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A landmark tower in Paris, built by Gustave Eiffel.
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Notre-Dame de Paris
A famous towering cathedral in Paris, Notre-Dame de Paris is a historical landmark.
Arc de Triomphe
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Palace of Versailles
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