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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Carcassonne Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$17.26 / per day
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Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$17.53 / per day
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Lille Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$17.61 / per day
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Carcassonne Airport Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$18.53 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Quimper Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$18.97 / per day
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Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees Airport Car Rental
Compact
Peugeot 308 or similar
Peugeot 308
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$19.13 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$21.01 / per day
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Corsica Ajaccio Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$21.62 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:15 on 2020-02-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$39.56 / per day
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
8.7

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, Mediterranean in the south, and the Alps in the east, you could explore it for weeks or even months without growing bored.

France Car Rental

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 $122 per day
  • Station wagons - from $92 per day
  • Large cars - from $63 per day
  • Medium cars - from $47 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $118 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $110 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 $17.53 per day
  2. Car Rental in Nice from $16.94 per day
  3. Car Rental in Marseille from $24.93 per day
  4. Car Rental in Lyon from $41.02 per day
  5. Car Rental in Toulouse from $29.67 per day
  6. Car Rental in Bordeaux from $26.50 per day
  7. Car Rental in Nantes from $27.02 per day
  8. Car Rental in Montpellier from $28.37 per day
  9. Car Rental in Lille from $17.61 per day
  10. Car Rental in Ajaccio from $18.32 per day
  11. Car Rental in Bastia from $16.78 per day
  12. Car Rental in Grenoble from $41.18 per day
  13. Car Rental in Figari from $19.11 per day
  14. Car Rental in Toulon from $22.93 per day
  15. Car Rental in Strasbourg from $22.93 per day
  16. Car Rental in Beauvais from $27.05 per day
  17. Car Rental in Perpignan from $30.19 per day
  18. Car Rental in Rennes from $21.62 per day
  19. Car Rental in Biarritz from $18.53 per day
  20. Car Rental in Caen from $22.93 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
$43.65
January
$49.28
February
$48.83
March
$46.82
April
$53.14
May
$57.98
June
$70.85
July
$51.47
August
$52.16
September
$51.61
October
$53.85
November
$56.68
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in France is January — prices start from $43.65 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 18% cheaper than the yearly average and 38% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $70.85 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 October — an average of 10 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in France
8
January
8
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
6
September
10
October
6
November
7
December

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

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in France. The most popular month is February, while the least popular is November.
France Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
82%
January
385%
February
39%
March
46%
April
59%
May
49%
June
59%
July
55%
August
35%
September
65%
October
29%
November
296%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Opel Adam 3 1 Small cars
Firefly Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 Small cars
Keddy Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Chevrolet Aveo 4 3 Small cars
Keddy Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in France?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (8.7 from 33 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in France?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in France?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in France?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in France?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in France?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Europcar, SIXT, Alamo, National, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, GreenMotion and Thai Rent A Car in France.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars, Convertibles, Premium cars, People Carriers/Vans, Station wagons and SUVs vehicle types are available in France.
Can I rent a car in France with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in France.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in France?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in France without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in France.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in France offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in France?
A rental car costs $51 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $13 at Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, SIXT, Budget, Avis, Keddy, Rhodium, National, Interrent, Goldcar, GreenMotion, Firefly and Thai Rent A Car.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in France is $354. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in France was $93.
What car rental companies are located in France?
Europcar, SIXT, Alamo, National, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, GreenMotion and Thai Rent A Car can be found in France.
What is the best car rental company in France?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are SIXT (8.9, 294 reviews), Alamo (8.9, 309 reviews) and Keddy (8.7, 141 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

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 Suppliers for France in 2020

Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
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