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Renting a Car in France

France is an extremely popular tourist destination and many of its millions of visitors every year choose to hire a car so they can fully explore this magnficent country. 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.

We compare prices from all the main suppliers such as Avis, Europcar and Sixt to find you the best deal and price. If you need any help when making a booking or have any questions, we have a knowledgeable customer services team on hand to help.

Minimum Age Requirements for Car Hire in France

The minimum age to rent a car in France varies by rental agent. The minimum age to drive, generally in France is 18. Drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to a young driver supplement. The amount varies amongst rental agencies. If you are under 25 and wishing to hire a car in France, the table below contains the information you need for many of the leading rental agents in France:

Car hire supplier
Avis 
Budget
Enterprise
Europcar
Firefly
Goldcar
Hertz
InterRent
Minimum age
21
21
21
22
19
21
21
18
Young driver supplement/day
(Under 25)
€32.50
€32.50
€32.10
€32.50
€30.00
€12.95
€30.94
€5.00

Most popular locations to collect car hire in France

Other popular airport locations in France


Cheapest car hire in France

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 19.99 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 139.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.49 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 143.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.49 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 143.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.73 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 159.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.73 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 159.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.14 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 169.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.14 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 169.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.14 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 169.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.14 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 169.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.99 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 160.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.46 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 164.22 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.57 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 165.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.57 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 165.01 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.35 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 184.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.35 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 184.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.65 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 200.60 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.79 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 201.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.79 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 201.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.15 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 134.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.99 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 153.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.03 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 154.25 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 22.03 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 154.25 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.54 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 157.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.54 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 157.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.13 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 168.96 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.13 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 168.96 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.88 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 174.16 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 402.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 402.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.26 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 421.86 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.26 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 421.86 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.57 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 424.03 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 61.77 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 432.41 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 61.77 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 432.41 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.27 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 442.91 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.27 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 442.91 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.00 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 168.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 32.24 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 225.74 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.25 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 246.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.25 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 246.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 36.08 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 252.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 36.29 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 254.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.43 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 255.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 36.99 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 258.94 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Insignia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 37.20 EUR/day
Opel Insignia

7 Days rental at 260.40 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.99 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 279.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.99 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 321.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Grand Scenic

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.73 EUR/day
Renault Grand Scenic

7 Days rental at 376.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Grand Scenic

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.73 EUR/day
Renault Grand Scenic

7 Days rental at 376.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Grand Scenic

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.73 EUR/day
Renault Grand Scenic

7 Days rental at 376.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Grand Scenic

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.73 EUR/day
Renault Grand Scenic

7 Days rental at 376.13 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Grand C-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.28 EUR/day
Ford Grand C-Max

7 Days rental at 380.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 402.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 5008

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.54 EUR/day
Peugeot 5008

7 Days rental at 402.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in France

  • Drive on the right in France, the steering wheel is always on the left in a rental car
  • You must carry a breathalyzer in the car at all times in France, rental cars are provided with one, if you use it you must replace it
  • There are 15 car rental agents operating in France and the average car hire waiting time is just 18 minutes
  • If you're driving through France you can travel without stopping on French motorways with an Emovis Tag.

Laws and rules of the road when driving in France

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.92/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in France

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
148
7.5/10
133,333
€ 22.73
€ 26.35
€ 35.25
€ 43.96
 Enterprise
139
7.5/10
17,216
€ 20.49
€ 23.57
€ 39.99
€ 25.62
 Europcar
332
7.4/10
307,804
€ 25.05
€ 29.24
€ 43.10
€ 65.28
 Alamo
77
7.4/10
17,478
€ 28.08
€ 28.65
€ 36.08
€ 38.42
 National
75
7.2/10
1,949
€ 19.99
€ 22.99
€ 24.00
€ 24.99
 Keddy by europcar
130
7.1/10
47,721
€ 25.78
€ 30.94
 Budget
68
7.0/10
25,089
€ 25.57
€ 29.82
€ 47.71
€ 123.57
 Avis
346
6.9/10
91,190
€ 25.79
€ 30.43
€ 36.43
€ 63.67
 Thrifty
77
6.9/10
5,931
€ 34.97
€ 47.80
€ 102.69
€ 164.57
 Dollar
64
6.6/10
1,890
€ 34.60
€ 47.31
 Hertz
287
6.5/10
248,077
€ 24.14
€ 23.46
€ 37.54
€ 85.70
 Goldcar
5
6.1/10
792
€ 33.64
€ 44.05
 Rentscape
13
6.0/10
1,662
€ 36.56
€ 40.16
€ 49.51
€ 119.58

Car rental agent statistics in France

  • 9.0/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 3.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 900,132
    Total number of reviews in
    France
  • 299
    Most Locations in France:
    AVIS
  • 13
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 20
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in France

ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 55
March€ 48
April€ 54
May€ 51
June€ 56
July€ 77
August€ 70
September€ 45
October€ 42
November€ 42
December€ 58
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 49
March€ 43
April€ 44
May€ 42
June€ 46
July€ 60
August€ 56
September€ 37
October€ 34
November€ 36
December€ 49
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 99
March€ 85
April€ 101
May€ 92
June€ 97
July€ 125
August€ 114
September€ 75
October€ 67
November€ 65
December€ 97
ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 71
March€ 63
April€ 71
May€ 69
June€ 72
July€ 102
August€ 91
September€ 61
October€ 56
November€ 55
December€ 76
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 96
March€ 90
April€ 106
May€ 106
June€ 92
July€ 144
August€ 106
September€ 86
October€ 80
November€ 73
December€ 100
ItemPercent
January€ 31
February€ 39
March€ 34
April€ 35
May€ 36
June€ 39
July€ 51
August€ 46
September€ 31
October€ 29
November€ 31
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 70
February€ 85
March€ 73
April€ 83
May€ 80
June€ 83
July€ 120
August€ 98
September€ 66
October€ 64
November€ 61
December€ 86
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 100
March€ 94
April€ 134
May€ 107
June€ 85
July€ 91
August€ 85
September
October€ 86
November€ 65
December€ 90

Select category to see average car hire prices in France

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in France

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.91

€ 1.92

Apr , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.75

Mar , 2022

€ 2.15

€ 1.99

Feb , 2022

€ 1.77

€ 1.82

Jan , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.75

Dec , 2021

€ 1.55

€ 1.61

Nov , 2021

€ 1.57

€ 1.65

Oct , 2021

€ 1.57

€ 1.65

Sep , 2021

€ 1.49

€ 1.59

Aug , 2021

€ 1.45

€ 1.56

Jul , 2021

€ 1.46

€ 1.57

Jun , 2021

€ 1.45

€ 1.55

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.91 1.92
Apr , 2022 1.86 1.75
Mar , 2022 2.15 1.99
Feb , 2022 1.77 1.82
Jan , 2022 1.70 1.75
Dec , 2021 1.55 1.61
Nov , 2021 1.57 1.65
Oct , 2021 1.57 1.65
Sep , 2021 1.49 1.59
Aug , 2021 1.45 1.56
Jul , 2021 1.46 1.57
Jun , 2021 1.45 1.55

Car rental price statistics in France

  • € 134.05
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 315.96
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Proace
  • 17,616
    Total cars available
     
  • 1,495
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Qashqai
  • 188
    Location with most cars:
    Lyon - Part Dieu Train Station
  • € 19.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    HERTZ - Dole

FAQs about car hire in France

How much does it cost to hire a car in France?

Car hire in France starts from just €19.20 per day for a (economy) class car from Hertz. The average price to hire a car in France is just €85.40 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in France is a Toyota Proace car for a (standard) class from Europcar costing €316.00 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in France?

We often have special offers on car hire in France including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in France?

Car hire prices in France are kept low thanks to the 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 604 car hire locations and 125,305 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in France.

Who is the best car hire company in France?

Based on over 900,132 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in France Is Europcar who score on average 7.4/10 across all locations in France.

What is the most popular car hire location in France?

The most popular locations to hire a car in France is Lyon - Part Dieu Train Station with 12 car hire companies and 188 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in France?

Current fuel prices in France are €1.919/ltr for petrol and €1.905/ltr for diesel as of 16 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €77 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €76 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in France?

Speed limits in France are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 50-90 km/h on rural roads and 110-130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in France?

Hertz is the cheapest car hire company in France offering a (economy) class car such as the Renault Clio for as little as €134.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in France?

The most popular car hire category in France is the Fiat 500 available from 8 car hire companies in over 519 locations.

Do you need to hire a car in France?

 
France is the most popular tourist destination in the world and it welcomes millions of visitors every year. Hiring a car in France is the cheapest and most convenient way to get around and see its superb attractions and sights of interest. Rhino does not believe in hidden charges or adding on extras at the end, so the price we quote you is the price you pay.

Our rates include insurance, taxes, airport fees, collision damage waiver and theft waiver. We also include unlmited mileage so you can drive around freely all over France without worrying about any penalties or extra cost. If you're travelling on a tight budget and want cheap car hire we have some great models in our economy range to choose from including the Ford Fiesta and Peugeot 107.

Other Car Hire Locations in France

We specialise in car rentals throughout France to find you the best price and that's a promise...

Car Hire Lyon
€13.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €13.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €17.9 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.3 per day
Car Hire Marseille
€20.2
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €23.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €31.4 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €20.2 per day
Car Hire Paris
€13.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €13.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €17.9 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €15.3 per day
Car Hire Toulouse
€20.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €20.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €27.3 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €23.6 per day