France car hire

23 Sep — 30 Sep
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Cheap car hire in France

People mover$48/day
Full-size SUV$44/day
Passenger van$48/day
Premium SUV$64/day
Compact SUV$23/day
Intermediate SUV$26/day
Supplier choice$32/day
Compact estate car$37/day
Intermediate estate car$37/day
Standard SUV$39/day
Standard estate car$43/day
Full-size estate car$55/day
Luxury coupe$64/day
Luxury SUV$66/day
Luxury estate car$79/day
Premium estate car$85/day
Supplier choice SUV$122/day
Supplier choice saloon$148/day
Supplier choice van$216/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in France

    122 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in France

    67 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in France

    58 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in France

    54 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in France

    52 Locations

  • rentatcar

    Rent@Car car hire locations in France

    43 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in France

    42 Locations

  • ada

    ADA car hire locations in France

    41 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in France

    41 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in France

    38 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in France

    37 Locations

  • travelcar

    TravelCar car hire locations in France

    35 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in France

  • If you are bringing children with you to France, you must be aware of the child car seat rules. Children under the age of 10 must ride in a car seat or restraint. If they are under 13 kg (28 lbs.), they must be placed in a rear-facing seat in either the front passenger seat or one of the back seats. For children up 18 kg (39 lbs.), a child seat with a harness or protection tray is required. For children between 18 kg (39 lbs.) and 36 kg (79 lbs.), they must sit in a booster seat secured with an adult seatbelt.
  • The biggest advantage of renting a car in France is that it is an efficient and affordable way to travel. Having a car will allow you to do a road trip cross-country or to take the historic Route Napoléon in the Alpes-Maritimes.
  • When you drive on French roads, you will find several toll highways, also known as "autoroutes péages." These highways are marked by blue signs with the letter "A" before the number. You will need to collect a ticket when you enter the toll road and pay according to your distance traveled when you exit. The current cost is about €1 ($1.13) per 10 mi.
  • When it comes to renting the right car, it all depends on what sort of driving you intend to do on your French vacation. If you are heading down to the French Riviera, a convertible is ideal for cruising around in the sunshine, while if you are planning a family holiday in the Alps, a station wagon or a large sedan is suitable. If you are visiting Paris, then a city car or compact car is best; or if you opt for the countryside, four-wheel drives are perfect.

FAQs about hiring a car in France

  • On average a car hire in France costs $75 per day.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in France.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar ($25/day), Europcar ($31/day) and Enterprise ($40/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in France are Enterprise (7.9, 167 reviews), Sixt (7.8, 271 reviews), and Europcar (7.7, 91 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to hire a car in France are Paris (48% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in France). Toulouse (13%) and Nice (12%).

  • On average hiring a car in France costs $411 per week ($59 per day).

  • On average a car hire in France costs $1,762 per month ($59 per day).

  • Before you rent a car in France, you need to remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Seatbelts are mandatory, and the use of mobile phones (even with hands-free systems) when driving is prohibited. You must give way to traffic coming from the right if there is no road sign at a crossing.

  • When you rent a car in France, you’ll have to be at least 21 years old, and you must have held a valid driving license for at least two years. For drivers under the age of 25, a daily surcharge will be added to your car rental. When you go to rent your car, you will need either an EU driver’s license or you can present your non-EU driver’s license if you have been in Europe for less than six months. You must also always carry a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance documents when you’re driving your rental car.

  • You will find that the average price of petrol in France is around €1.57 ($1.78) per liter (around $6.43 per gallon). You will find a good selection of petrol stations in most cities, which usually stay open for 24h; however, petrol tends to be more expensive at stations along highways.

  • The speed limits on French roads are as follows: in urban areas and towns, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), and on national roads you can drive up to 90 km/h (56 mph). When you drive on dual carriageways or inner-city highways, the speed limit is 110 km/h (68 mph). On highways the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h (80 mph).

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.