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Car Rental in France

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Aix-en-Provence Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$20.02 per day
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Bergerac Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$20.94 per day
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La Môle - Saint Tropez Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$22.85 per day
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La Môle - Saint Tropez Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$24.45 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Metz-Nancy-Lorraine Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 2008 or similar
Peugeot 2008
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$24.56 / per day
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Angers Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$24.76 / per day
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Grenoble Alpes–Isère Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$24.85 / per day
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Bergerac Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat Tipo or similar
Fiat Tipo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$25.46 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 17:08 on 2021-04-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.8

Why rent a car in France?

France is a great country to explore by car. From its capital, Paris, to other historic cities, the Atlantic coast in the west, the Mediterranean in the south, and the Alps in the east, you could explore it for weeks or even months without growing bored.

If you want to know more about renting a car in France, don't miss our complete guide.

France Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in France

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in France and drop off in another country:

  • From France to Italy - 366 offers from € 365.66 per day
  • From France to Spain - 260 offers from € 94.23 per day
  • From France to Germany - 285 offers from € 65.58 per day
  • From France to Switzerland - 81 offers from € 71.30 per day
  • From France to Netherlands - 48 offers from € 167.50 per day

Top ways to enter France

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: Largest in France and one of the busiest airports in Europe.
  • Nice Airport: Best way to reach southern France’s Cote d’Azur. 
  • Bordeaux Airport: Serves not only the city of Bordeaux, but also much of the coastal Southwest France.
  • Marseille Airport: Serves France’s second city in the country’s south. 
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, you can pick up a rental car in a neighboring country and then drive to France. Some large airports near France include Barcelona Airport in Spain, Brussels Airport in Belgium, and Geneva Airport in Switzerland.
  • By Sea: Ferries arrive from vairous locations including the United Kingdom in ferry ports like the Cherbourg Ferry Port.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Paris: The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, and the Notre Dame Cathedral are just some of the world-famous landmarks and sites of Paris.
  • Cote d’Azur: Relaxed and picturesque, this coastal stretch along the Mediterranean is the perfect place to enjoy life.
  • The Alps: France’s high mountains offer stunning landscapes and opportunities for winter sports while valley towns like Chambery are among the most picturesque you’ll find anywhere in Europe.
  • Southwest France: From wine-making Bordeaux to surfing paradise in Biarritz and the foothills of Pyrenees, this part of France is just as captivating as some of the more famous destinations.
  • Brittany: Home to a proud local culture and beautiful Atlantic beaches, Brittany is one of the calmest and coziest places in all of the land.
  • Dijon: The capital of Burgundy is about 340 km south east of Paris. Dijon is a good place to visit for a day or two with its relaxing historic center. Visitors should also be sure to try the Burgundy wine. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in France is the Renault Twingo, but travelers also love the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in France is an economy, followed by compact and mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Paris - Brussels (325 km / 202 mi) Brussels, the capital of the European Union (EU), can be reached in less than four hours, and other Belgian cities like Antwerp and Ghent are just a little bit further. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  2. Nice - Milan (317 km / 197 mi) The Italian metropolis is at the foothills of the Alps, but you can reach it from the Mediterranean Coast in only four hours. It’s also possible to visit Monaco on the way. Note that to visit Milan from Nice (or vice versa) you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  3. Marseille - Barcelona (507 km / 315 mi) Second cities of France and Spain are just five hours apart, though you may want to explore the nature reserves and the Costa Brava beaches on the way. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $103 per day
  • Station wagons - from $80 per day
  • Large cars - from $67 per day
  • Medium cars - from $51 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $98 per day
  • Premium cars - from $123 per day
  • Small cars - from $39 per day
  • SUVs - from $100 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in France:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting France is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 20% cheaper than the yearly average and about 38% cheaper than renting a car in December.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in France

  1. Car Rental in Paris from $24.05 per day
  2. Car Rental in Nice from $23.52 per day
  3. Car Rental in Marseille from $24.24 per day
  4. Car Rental in Lyon from $24.04 per day
  5. Car Rental in Ajaccio from $29.41 per day
  6. Car Rental in Bastia from $29.41 per day
  7. Car Rental in Toulouse from $23.82 per day
  8. Car Rental in Figari from $49.06 per day
  9. Car Rental in Lille from $25.04 per day
  10. Car Rental in Bordeaux from $34.56 per day
  11. Car Rental in Montpellier from $27.71 per day
  12. Car Rental in Nantes from $25.25 per day
  13. Car Rental in Toulon from $24.24 per day
  14. Car Rental in Perpignan from $29.20 per day
  15. Car Rental in Calvi from $42.43 per day
  16. Car Rental in Cannes from $22.00 per day
  17. Car Rental in Biarritz from $29.20 per day
  18. Car Rental in Grenoble from $24.85 per day
  19. Car Rental in Strasbourg from $29.20 per day

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in France?

The cost of renting a car in France depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in France
$40.39
January
$54.84
February
$46.49
March
$52.12
April
$59.16
May
$64.54
June
$78.63
July
$57.30
August
$41.12
September
$46.63
October
$40.95
November
$60.55
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in France is January — prices start from $40.39 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 25% cheaper than the yearly average and 49% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $78.63 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in France?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 10 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in France
10
January
9
February
8
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in France?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in France. The most popular month is March, while the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in France by Monthly Searches
8%
January
428%
February
504%
March
7%
April
8%
May
7%
June
8%
July
8%
August
61%
September
57%
October
5%
November
99%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Goldcar Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Interrent Peugeot 108 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Greece
Toyota Aygo
October 6, 2020
PARKING IS A GREAT ISSUE THOUGHT THEREARESO MANY BEAUTIFUL TOWNS AND LANDSCAPES TO VISIT AROUND
Italy
Opel Astra
September 18, 2019
Getting in the airport is complicated. While you are looking for the rental cars return, you need to be very careful you don't exceed the speed limit. There is only one has station where to get gas.
United Kingdom
Renault Twingo
September 4, 2019
Travel a few miles north east of Toulouse to find paradise
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
August 12, 2019
Hiring the car in Nice allowed us to visit Cannes, Monaco and Verdon Gorge. Navigating and parking was easier than expected.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
July 30, 2019
From what we saw of Bergerac city centre it looked very nice, this was through a rainy windscreen 🤣We stayed near chalais in the Charente region, truly stunning and the town of aubeterre sur drone was magnificent!
United Kingdom
Peugeot 3008
July 26, 2019
It was really and straight forward. We were on the road in no time
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
May 17, 2019
South of France is a beautiful place and roads are much better than UK.

Top 13 Suppliers in France in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+330662990854 / +330466055879
Gare Nimes Pont Du Gard, 30129 Manduel
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
+41227178438
AP de Genève Cointrin Sect(F)
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
0233203420
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, 25 RUE DU VAL DE SAIRE
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+330233445385
4 RUE DES TANNERIES
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:00; 14:00-17:30
Tue:08:30-12:00; 14:00-17:30
Wed:08:30-12:00; 14:00-17:30
Thu:08:30-12:00; 14:00-17:30
Fri:08:30-12:00; 14:00-17:30
Sat:08:30-12:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
0233203420
25 RUE DE VAL DE SAIRE,
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
+330233445385
Terminal, Ferry, 50110 Tourlaville
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0470989281
Gare Sncf
Working hours
Mon:07:30-12:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-12:00; 14:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-12:00; 14:00-18:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
450993142
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+330495658838
Airport De Calvi
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-20:30
Sat:07:00-20:30
Sun:07:00-20:30
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.6
+33185654704 / +33180202262
Goldcar, Centre des loueurs Aéroport, Avenue René Couzinet, 06700 Nice
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.3
+33180202262
Aeroport Montpellier Mediterannee, 34137 Mauguio
Working hours
Mon:07:00-12:00
Tue:07:00-12:00
Wed:07:00-12:00
Thu:07:00-12:00
Fri:07:00-12:00
Sat:07:00-12:00
Sun:07:00-12:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1
330489224932 / 3172487251 / +18778223872
652 Route des Vespins
Working hours
Mon:08:30-21:00
Tue:08:30-21:00
Wed:08:30-21:00
Thu:08:30-21:00
Fri:08:30-21:00
Sat:08:30-21:00
Sun:08:30-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
+33185654704
Car Rental Center, 06200 Nice
Working hours
Mon:10:00-17:30
Tue:10:00-17:30
Wed:10:00-17:30
Thu:10:00-17:30
Fri:10:00-17:30
Sat:10:00-17:30
Sun:10:00-17:30
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