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Car hire France

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Car hire France

CompareCarHire.co.uk France is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in France

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in France.
  • For example: Citroen C1
    Mini class
    For example: Citroen C1
  • Popular category
    For example: Peugeot 208
    Economy class
    For example: Peugeot 208
  • For example: Skoda Fabia
    Compact class
    For example: Skoda Fabia
  • For example: Renault Grand Scenic 5 pax
    Intermediate class
    For example: Renault Grand Scenic 5 pax
  • For example: VW Passat
    Standard class
    For example: VW Passat
  • For example: Peugeot 5008
    Full-size class
    For example: Peugeot 5008
  • For example: Iveco Daily Cargo Van 20m3
    Luxury class
    For example: Iveco Daily Cargo Van 20m3
  • For example: Peugeot 308 Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Peugeot 308 Estate

Popular cities in France

The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

When to book a rental car in France

Average daily rate per month

Car rental locations in France

CompareCarHire.co.uk compares rental car prices at the following destinations
Ajaccio Bastia Bonifacio Calvi Cargese Figari Macinaggio Porticcio Propriano Solenzara
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Abbeville Abidos Agen Aix En Provence Aix-les-Bains Albertville Albi Alencon Ales Alixan Ambérieu-en-Bugey Amboise Amiens Ancenis Angers Angoulême Annecy Annemasse Antibes Antony Arcachon Argelès-sur-Mer Arles Arras Asnières-sur-Seine Aubagne Aubenas Auch Auray Aurillac Auxerre Avallon Avignon Bagnolet Bagnols Marcoule Bandol Barneville Carteret Bayonne Beaulieu-sur-Mer Beaune Beauvais Belfort Bellegarde Bergerac Bernay Besançon Bethune Beziers Bezons Biarritz Bietigheim Biscarrosse Blagnac Blain Blaye Blois Bobigny Bolquère Bondy Bordeaux Boulogne Sur Mer Bourg En Bresse Bourges Bourgoin Jallieu Bressuire Brest Briancon Brignais Brignoles Brive Caen Cagnes Sur Mer Cahors Calais Cambrai Cannes Carcassonne Carpentras Carros Castres Cavaillon Cavalaire-sur-Mer Cergy Challans Chalon Sur Saône Chalons En Champagne Chambery Chamonix Charleville Chartres Chateaudun Chateauroux Chatellerault Chaumont Chauvigny Cherbourg Chinon Cholet Clermont-Ferrand Clichy Cluses Cognac Coignières Colmar Compiegne Concarneau Cordemais Corte Creteil Dax Deauville Decazeville Dieppe Digne Les Bains Dijon Dinan Dinard Dole Dordives Douai Draguignan Dreux Dunkerque Durtal Epernay Epinal Étampes Eu Évian Evreux Evry Fécamp Ferney Voltaire Figeac Flers Foix Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via Fontainebleau Forbach Fougères Frasne Frejus Fréthun Gaillac Gap Geneva Gien Givet Gourdon Gournay En Bray Gradignan Grand Quevilly Granville Grasse Gray Grenoble Gueret Guingamp Haguenau Hangenbieten Hendaye Hirson Ile Rousse Issoire Issoudun Jarnac Joigny Juan Les Pins La Baule La Ciotat La Grande Motte La Roche Sur Yon La Rochelle La Seyne Sur Mer La Tour D`Aigues Labenne Lacanau Lamballe Landerneau Lanester Langon Langres Lannion Laon Laval Lavelanet Le Bourget Le Creusot Le Havre Le Lavandou Le Mans Le Pecq Le Puy-en-Velay Le Touquet Le Trait Lens Les Herbiers Les Mureaux Les Ulis Libourne Lille Limoges Lisieux Lognes Lons Le Saunier Lorient Loudes Louviers Louvroil Luneville Lure Lyon Manosque Mantes La Jolie Marmande Marseille Martigues Massy Mazamet Meaux Megève Melun Menton Meru Metz Migennes Millau Modane Montargis Montauban Montbard Montbeliard Montchanin Montelimar Montlhéry Montlucon Montpellier Montrouge Morangis Moriani Morlaix Morteau Moulins Moutiers Mulhouse Nancy Nanterre Nantes Narbonne Nemours Nérac Neufchatel En Bray Neuilly-sur-Seine Nevers Nice Nimes Niort Nogent Sur Seine Nogent-le-Rotrou Orange Orgeval Orleans Oyonnax Paimpol Pamiers Pantin Paris Parthenay Pau Perigueux Perpignan Pierrelatte Pithiviers Poissy Poitiers Poligny Pont A Mousson Pont-Audemer Pontarlier Pontcharra Pontchâteau Pontivy Pontoise Pornic Pouzauges Prades Provins Puget Sur Argens Quimper Rambouillet Redon Reims Rennes Revin Roanne Rochefort Rodez Romorantin Roscoff Rouen Royan Ruffec Rugles Rungis Saint-Aunès Saint-Florent Saint-Louis Saint-Malo Saint-Tropez Saintes Sallanches Salon De Provence Sarcelles Sarlat La Caneda Sarre-Union Sarrebourg Sarreguemines Saumur Saverne Sedan Sélestat Senan Sens Sérignan Sete Soissons Sommesous St Chamond St Vincent De Paul St. Etienne St. Lo St. Nazaire St. Raphael Strasbourg Tarbes Thonon-les-Bains Toulon Toulouse Tours Tranche-sur-Mer Tremblade Troyes Vannes Vierzon
Car hire France

Location information for France

France is best explored by rental car. CompareCarHire.co.uk has over 624 pick-up locations in France. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Car hire in France

France is the undisputed European home of culture, fashion and romance. From its charming countryside to its dazzling beaches, stunning fashion shows and exquisite cuisine, the country carries off its reputation with panache and style. One of the best ways to tour France is by self-drive, which allows visitors to fully absorb the scenes of lavender fields in Provence, snowy peaks of the Alps, countless sunflower fields across France, and D-Day landing beaches of Normandy.

Major airports and ports

While there are several international airports in France, the main transport hub for visitors is the Charles de Gaulle Airport. Bordeaux and Lyon-Saint Exupery international airports, to the east and southeast of the country respectively, service regional travellers. As there is an airport for each region of France, it is one of the most travelable countries in Europe. Several channel ports between France and England ferry passengers and their vehicles between the two countries.

Transport

With over a million kilometres of extensive road and motorway systems, car rental in France is a smart choice for those who want to see all of the country's attractions and hidden charms. Light and high-speed railways also crisscross the country, taking visitors to major cities such as Paris, Lyon and Toulouse. France car hire depots are located in many of it's large towns and cities, but check before you travel.

Driving tips

Full driving licences from the EU, EEA, USA and Canada can be used in France for 90-day visits. Drivers must have a valid ID at all times, while UK citizens will need passports. The minimum age is 20 for those wanting to arrange car hire in France, and most suppliers require a major credit card as a deposit. Many motorways have toll booths, so drivers should always have the appropriate change ready. Huge fines and penalty points are imposed on those using mobile phones at the wheel.

Places to visit

The world renowned French Riviera, popularized in the 1970s, boasts superb beaches such as the famous Saint Tropez. Also not to be missed are historic grand castles such as the Chateau de Chambord. The sand Dune of Pyla by the Arcachon Bay is set amid historical landmarks like the Versailles Palace. Compare cheap car hire in France with CompareCarHire.co.uk if you want to visit all of these fabulous places.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    French
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    InterRent

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CompareCarHire.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
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