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Car Hire in France

Finding Car Hire in France has never been simpler with DriveNow's selection of the best French car rental companies in Europe and our price match guarantee to ensure you of the lowest rental pricing.

Our French car rental partners are all familiar and trusted brands including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Keddy and Sixt. Once your booking is made a confirmation email will be delivered with all the details required for when you pick up your car.

Home to some of the world's finest countryside, architecture, cuisine and not forgetting wine, France is a wonderful country full of contrasts and best explored on 4 wheels. With an extensive network of free and toll highways navigating around France is quick and simple and yet at the same time it is all too easy to slip off the beaten track and step back in time with quiet villages, empty roads and stunning scenery.

For visitors the most flexible travel option remains the car and subsequently car rental in France continues to be a popular choice. There's no shortage of pick up points in cities and towns right across France and from one of the many French Airport car rental locations. With DriveNow you can compare pricing and vehicles from leading French rental companies and booking is quick and easy with no need to provide credit card details or pay a deposit. Simply pay for the car and any optional extras you require when you pick up the vehicle.

If you travel plans include renting a car in France in August remember this is the month when France essentially shuts down and everyone goes on Holiday! As a result accommodation is at a premium, the roads in many areas will be busier than usual and French rental cars are in greatest demand, making it even more important to book early and stay ahead of the crowd.

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Why use DriveNow to Book your French Car Rental?

  • Price - Always checking for the cheapest available French rental rates and deals
  • Simplicity - Quick and Easy rental rate and vehicle comparisons
  • Free Service - who likes fees? - we charge no booking, admin or other agency fees
  • Trusted Suppliers - Familiar and Trusted French Car Rental companies
  • In many instances there is no deposit or credit card details required when booking
  • Immediate booking confirmation
  • Drive-away prices include all taxes and levies (excludes young driver surcharge, any credit card fees and optional extras)
  • Booking Assistance Our local Reservations team are there to help by phone, online chat and email
  • Trust and Experience - DriveNow has been comparing rental pricing since 2003

At DriveNow we pride ourselves in customer service and understand that it's not just about finding the best online deal. Our reservations team are just a phone call away to help and answer any questions. We actively seek your feedback to continuously improve the level of service and support we eliver.

How to get the best deal on Car Hire in France

The secret to finding the best in French car hire is simple .... Book Early.

The earlier you book the cheaper the rate. Hiring a car is just like buying an airline ticket. If you book during peak periods such as August, French School Holidays, Christmas or Easter, the prices will be higher. Summer months are the peak season to visit France and this is reflected in pricing and availability of vehicles. By planning and booking ahead you are able to lock in your rental price and will have the best choice of vehicles. The fact that you pay nothing when making the booking makes this simple, cost free and will save you more than a few Euros.

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General French Driving Tips

  • In urban areas give way to traffic coming from the right "priorité a droite".
  • Where roundabouts are signposted as "vous n'avez pas la priorité" or "cédez le passage" then traffic on the roundabout has priority.  Where no sign exists traffic entering the roundabout has priority.
  • Overtaking stationary trams is prohibited when passengers are boarding / alighting.
  • Parking discs for ‘blue zone’ parking areas can be obtained from the police, tourist centres and some shops
  • Speed Cameras operate throughout France
  • It is not uncommon for there to be no speed reduction signs when approaching urban areas - particularly in rural areas