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Forbach is a medium-sized town near the German border in northeast France. It is situated in the Moselle department of Lorraine and is a popular stop-off town when travelling between Paris and Frankfurt.
Cheap car hire in Forbach can be had to allow tourists to explore the town and region. Forbach is not awash with sights, although it does have the intriguing Burghof and an ancient castle - Castle Barrabino. They can both be seen by car and then explored on foot, yet if you only have time for the one, be sure to see the medieval castle.
There is also a pretty hill you can drive to not far from town with car rental in Forbach, known as the Schlossberg, and you can check out the site where the French were defeated by the Germans in 1870 during the Franco-German War.
There are only around 23,000 residents in Forbach; a number which swells during the summer months and daily when commuters buzz between Paris and Frankfurt. Forbach also happens to be about equidistant between Luxembourg and Strasbourg with car hire in Forbach and you can be in either town checking out the sights within an hour.
In addition, the stunning Moselle Valley is within reach of Forbach and many wine lovers use it as a base to explore this fascinating region of Germany. Other places to see with car rental at Forbach include Metz, 60kms to the west, Nancy, 110kms southwest, and a long line of villages either side of the German border.