All you need to know about Car Rental in France

For the best deals for car hire in France – look no further. We’ve done the hard work for you and found one of the best car hire sites there is with thousands of pick up and drop off locations and a huge choice of cars: Discover Car Hire.

Why compare car hire rates?

Years ago, hiring a car in France was an experience that could take hours checking all the different offers to see which one suited you best. These days it’s easy, click onto the website to compare rates among the world’s leading car hire companies and find the best deals. Because they’re such a big company, they’re able to negotiate better rates than you or me and they pass the savings on. You can pick up and drop off from hundreds of locations from the north to the south, east to west, Paris to Nice and all over France.

Why hire a car in France?

France is a big country and has a great public transport system that joins city to city but to really experience authentic France a hire car is often the best, and sometimes the only way to go. Take for example Nice on the French Riviera, if you want to see the gorgeous hill top towns and stunning local countryside, there’s not much public transport there outside of the big towns, so a hire car is one of the best ways to do it.

Car rental in Nice

Choose where you want to pick your car up from, the train station is a popular location for car hire rental in Nice, and then head off out to discover medieval towns and ravishing countryside that’s not ruined by train tracks joining all those delicious little off the beaten track places.

Take the route from Nice to Monaco and you’ll enjoy the most stunning scenery with a back drop of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. Take it easy on hairpin bends and drink in the sites of the valleys of Provence, peppered with lavender fields in the summer, bright mimosa trees blooming in winter, poppies in late spring – there’s always a wow factor experience here. Take the road through the scented valleys of Grasse, the perfume capital of France. And, you can stop where you feel like, when you feel like and make the most of your visit everywhere you go.

You can hire a car in Nice from Euros 9.90 per day but try to book as far in advance as possible to get the best possible price. The less time you allow, especially at peak times when the demand is greater, the most expensive your car hire in France is going to be.

How to hire a car in France

Generally, hire cars in France are of European make and you can choose from automatic or manual. Automatic cars are usually more expensive, but if you’re not used to hilly roads like in the south of France, and you want to avoid ‘hill-start hell’, it might be a good idea to get an auto.

American visitors are always a bit surprised to find that European cars are smaller on the whole – there’s a reason for this though, roads in France are often quite narrow and winding, small is sometimes better! If you have a lot of luggage to transport, make sure you take that into consideration when considering the model. I once met friends at the airport who had hired a car for four people but had enough luggage for eight. We had to rush around getting a roof rack sorted at the last minute which wasn’t fun.

Top tips for car rental in France

Often it’s cheaper to hire a car for longer on a cost per day basis, so if you’re thinking to save by hiring for 5 days instead of the 7 days you’d really like, check the prices because you might be surprised to find there’s hardly any difference.

Try to book as far in advance as possible to get the best possible price. The less time you allow, especially at peak times when the demand is greater, the most expensive your car hire in France is going to be.

Make sure you have all your documents ready when you collect your car rental in France, passport, driving licence etc, if you’re not sure, just check, better than turning up without the right paperwork!

Order your extras up front – from baby, child and booster seats to GPS, it makes the whole process of hiring a car in France much smoother.

For your car rental needs in France,, with their 24/7 helpline, can help.

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