Embark on a memorable journey through France with Rhino Car Hire, your trusted companion for convenient and affordable car rentals. Whether you're exploring the romantic streets of Paris, cruising along the sun-kissed French Riviera, or discovering the charming countryside of Provence, having your own vehicle offers unparalleled freedom and flexibility to explore this diverse and enchanting country at your own pace. With a wide selection of vehicles to choose from, competitive rates, and transparent pricing, Rhino Car Hire ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience from the moment you pick up your car. Our dedicated customer service team is available round-the-clock to assist you with any inquiries or assistance you may need during your rental period, allowing you to focus on creating unforgettable memories on your French adventure. Book your car hire with Rhino Car Hire today and unlock the freedom to discover the beauty of France in comfort and style.
Hiring a Car with Rhinocarhire:
Pick-up Points: With outlets at all major airports, cities, and tourist hubs, Rhinocarhire offers flexibility in where you begin your journey.
Valid driver’s license (with a translation if not in English or French).
Passport or EU ID card.
Credit card for security deposits and payments.
Age Restrictions: Generally, the minimum age is 21. However, for high-performance cars, it may be higher.
French Driving Etiquette and Customs:
Drive on the Right: Like most European countries, drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Roundabouts: In France, vehicles already in the roundabout usually have the right of way, unlike some other countries.
Urban Areas: 50 km/h
Outside Built-up Areas: 80 km/h
Dual Carriageways and Non-urban Motorways: 110 km/h
Toll Motorways: 130 km/h (110 km/h in rain)
Parking: Blue zones are for short-term parking. Use a 'disque' (available at tourist offices) to indicate your arrival time.
Priority to the Right:
This old rule means that unless indicated otherwise, vehicles coming from the right have priority.
Safety and Recommendations:
Alcohol Limit: France has strict drunk-driving laws; the limit is 0.05% (lower than some countries).
Equipment: A warning triangle and a fluorescent safety vest are mandatory to keep in the vehicle.
Tolls: Many motorways (autoroutes) have tolls. Keep cash or a card handy.
Zones à Circulation Restreinte (ZCR): Some areas, particularly in Paris, restrict older, more polluting vehicles to combat pollution.
Popular Driving Routes:
The Alsace Wine Route: Journey through picturesque villages and vineyards.
The Loire Valley: Discover beautiful chateaux and historical sites.
Route Napoleon: Trace Napoleon's 1815 march from Cannes to Grenoble.
Provence and the Côte d'Azur: Lavender fields, azure waters, and beautiful coastal towns.
First Time in France? Here's What You Should Know:
Language: While many speak English, especially in tourist areas, learning a few basic French phrases can be beneficial.
Cuisine: Don't miss out on regional specialties. Each area has its distinct culinary traditions.
Tipping: Service charge is included in your bill, but leaving small change is appreciated.
Shopping: Shops might close for a few hours in the afternoon, especially in smaller towns.
A car journey through France allows for an intimate experience of its varied landscapes, history, and culinary offerings. With preparation and awareness, your French road trip with Rhinocarhire will undoubtedly be a journey to remember. Whether you are travelling on business or taking a romantic break in the beautiful city of Paris, we will have a hire car to suit your needs and budget. We have numerous locations to collect your hire car from in France including Paris CDG Airport
, Paris, Nice Airport
, Toulouse and Bordeaux.
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