Car rentals in France

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    © Atout France/Nathalie Baetens

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To rent a car in France you must be at least 21 years old or 25 years old (minimum age varies by rental agency), and have a credit card in your name. The maximum age also varies by rental agency, but is about 70 years on average. Some agencies may require you to have had your driver’s license for at least one year. Check specific rules with individual rental companies before booking.

Reserving your rental car before you leave can mean substantial savings—most international car-rental agencies discount standard rates if you reserve ahead for a minimum number of days and pay in advance. For longer trips, consider leasing, which can offer big savings.

To hire a car, contact one of the various car rental companies (Autoescape, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt). The big names have offices all over the country, as well as in some airports and railway stations. Don't forget to bring your driving licence! Moreover, a deposit will be required when you rent a car which will be deducted from your credit card.