A car rental in France will provide you with the most effective and efficient means to explore this alluring destination. At Auto Europe, we guarantee the lowest rates with our car rental suppliers so look no further. Filled with fascinating history, romance, and an intriguing culture, France is home to an array of breathtaking Romanesque monuments and stunning Gothic architecture. Whether you decide to start your journey in metropolitan Paris or picturesque Annecy, a rental car in France will provide you with the flexibility to see the country's iconic sites at your own pace.
To rent a car in France you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and you must have held your license for a minimum of 1 year. Drivers hoping to rent a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. The minimum age to legally drive in France is 18. Even if your teenager is a licensed driver in the US, he or she cannot legally drive in France unless he or she is 18 years of age and has held a license for at least one year.
Many people planning a trip to France will be pleasantly surprised to learn that they may use their own driver's license to legally drive in France. Residents of the US, Canada, EU, and EEA do not need to obtain an international driver's permit (IDP) for their trip to France, though if any traveler intends to stay for more than 90 days he or she is required to obtain a French driving license. If you're planning a one-way trip by rental car to one or more neighboring countries in Europe, we recommend that you obtain an international driving license as this will make your trip smooth and hassle-free.
Auto Europe offers competitive rental car rates at every major transportation terminal in France. Here are our most popular pick-up and drop-off locations at France's major airports and rail stations.
Airport Car Rentals
Rail Station Rental Cars
|Charles de Gaulle Airport||Gare du Nord Railway|
|Orly Airport||Invalides Rail Station|
|Nice Cote d'Azur Airport||Gare de Nice Ville Train Station|
|Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport||Gare de Lyon Railway|
|Bordeaux-Merignac Airport||Gare Montparnasse Railway Station|
|Toulouse-Blagnac Airport||Toulouse Train Station|
Browse our most popular pick-up locations to find the best price and most convenient pick-up and drop-off locations. We offer ground transportation at all major cities in France.
|Bordeaux||Les Herbiers||Monte Carlo||Strasbourg|
Most rental car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories in France and on travel in certain countries. Auto Europe has special rental programs for driving into Eastern Europe. If you plan to drive into any of the countries below, ensure that it will be possible with the car you plan to rent.
NOTE: For an additional fee, travel into most or all of these countries can be arranged for specific car categories with advance notice.
Auto Europe guarantees the lowest car rental rates in the industry and offers an extensive fleet of rental cars in France. Not only that - we want you to stay safe and be fully informed on the local rules of the road and traffic laws when driving in France. That's why we're offering an in-depth guide to renting a car and driving in France ... available as a printer-friendly PDF.
We strive to exceed your expectations throughout the entire booking process and look forward to helping you plan your trip. Download our free guide to renting a car in France and then reserve your rental car online with our secure booking engine, or simply give us a call toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 any time day or night.
For additional helpful information about driving your car rental in France please visit our France driving information page.