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        Find great car hire deals in France

        By comparing prices between all major car rental companies in France, we can provide the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in France. You can compare cheap prices in France in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Cars with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance are included in the prices. 

        What to keep in mind when renting a car in France

        The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old but drivers with this age can rent only Mini and Economy Car Categories. Renters aged 25 and older may rent all Car Categories. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire, you can buy additional coverage so you can travel throughout France without worry. In France, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey. Toll roads: In France, you will find tools that are normally charged on the motorways.

        Seat belts must be used in the front and rear seats of all vehicles. All vehicles must also wear a protective jacket or warning triangle at all times.

        Find a cheap rental car deal in France

        Book a cheap car in France and explore all of what the continent has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in France for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique. 

        Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat. 

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        Best ways to travel to France

        There can be many ways to travel to France and France Island, called Corsica. The best times to visit France are in spring (April-May), summer (June-August), and fall (September-October). From April to June and September, you will have an easier time finding cheap flights. Many airlines fly to France including their main airlines Air France and Air Corsica as well as Ryanair, Easyjet, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, British Airways, Finnair, and many more. Flights will be cheaper in the offseason as in the peak from June to August. It is also possible to cross borders and travel from different countries like are: Andora, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland as well as other European countries. 

        Information about France

        The French Republic is a country in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands. Metropolitan France is the largest country in European Union and has great economic, cultural, military, and political influence in Europe and the world. Culture and the arts are highly prized by the French. As a result, France has many great museums and galleries and has produced many important writers, intellectuals, painters, designers, and other artists France has an extensive rail network, a car is probably the best way to get around the country in complete freedom. From motorways to departmental roads and country lanes, France has an extensive road network. Driving is a great option when you want to explore the countryside. Next to Paris, it would also be good to visit the French countryside, the region of Provence, the Brittany region, Normandy, Bordeaux, the Island of Corsica, and the French Riviera. 

        Why hire a car in France? 

        To rent a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in France.  You can hire a car at Paris Airport; in Toulouse, Nice, Montpellier, or many other attractive places in France. With Orbit, you will be able to hire a car in France or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to France.

        Orbit is offering your guide for France

        To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With cheap cars and your guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. The guide is completely customized for your trip. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip.

        Fun facts about France

        • France is the most popular tourist destination in the world by country. Almost 87 million people visited the country in 2017
        • France is the largest country in the European Union with a total area of ​​551,695 square kilometres.
        • Paris is the third most visited city in the world after Bangkok and London.
        • France is known for its cheese. Each type of cheese is associated with a specific region of the country and is a source of pride for the region
        • You will find many beautiful cities in France, so don't hesitate to leave Paris from time to time because you will be surprised
        • Reunion Island is a part of France
        Coast in Nice, France

        One Way Rental in France

        When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in France and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in France do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.

        Paris, France

        Rennes in France

        Rennes, France

        Montpellier in France

        When is the best time to visit France?

        The best times to visit France are in spring (April-May), summer (June-August) and fall (September-October). From April to June and September, you will have an easier time finding cheap flights, plus you will miss the summer crowds and spend less time waiting in lines trying to catch different artwork. 

        When we decide to visit France, Paris sure does dominate the headlines, but this doesn't mean other French cities should be overlooked. So next to Paris, it would also be good to visit the French countryside, the region of Provence, the Brittany region, Normandy, Bordeaux, the Island of Corsica and the French Riviera. The most famous is probably the last mentioned, which annually attracts a lot of tourists to destinations such as the charming resort town of Marseille, St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice and the tiny nation of Monaco.

        While France has an extensive rail network, a car is probably the best way to get around the country in complete freedom. From motorways to departmental roads and country lanes, France has an extensive road network. Driving is a great option when you want to explore the countryside. Tolls are normally charged on motorways. Seat belts must be used in the front and rear seats of all vehicles. All vehicles must also wear a protective jacket or warning triangle at all times.

        Places to visit in France

        Provence - Verdon Gorge

        The beautiful Gorges du Verdon in southeastern France is in the heart of Provence. This iconic place, also known as the Verdon Gorge in English, is a spectacular series of limestone cliffs that form the deepest gorge in France. Gorges du Verdon is not far from the famous French Riviera and is popular with tourists. It is the perfect place to spend a sunny day. This area has a fascinating history. When the region was underwater for 250 million years, shells, corals, and the seafloor formed and eventually compressed into limestone. The place owes its name to the beautiful turquoise waters that run through the gorge. "Gorges du Verdon" means "Gorges of Green" in French. Les Gorges du Verdon is located directly in the centre of the Provence region of France and is an easy day trip from the French Riviera. Although you can get there and back in a day, it is worth staying in the area for a few days instead of going back to the Riviera.

        Brittany Region 

        Brittany, It is a region of breathtaking beauty that stretches from the Côte du Granit Rose (the red granite coast) with its pink rock formations and beautiful beaches in the north to the prehistoric remains of Carnac and the magnificent islands off the mainland in the south. It has history and great cities, good food and the best events. Brittany is also a land of myths and legends with its language in which these stories are celebrated. It is a venue for romantics and fairy tales, many of which perform at Breton's major annual festivals, where Celts and like-minded people from around the world gather.

        Bordeaux

        Home to some of the best wines in the world, Bordeaux is the ultimate destination for oenophiles from around the world! The streets are full of charming architecture; There are incredible buys and of course, more than enough wine to try! If you have a few extra days in France, it would be good to add Bordeaux to your itinerary.

        What to do in Bordeaux

        Stroll the Rue Sainte Catherine: Rue Sainte Catherine is a 1.2 km long pedestrian street that happens to be the longest shopping street in Bordeaux. It is the perfect place to buy some souvenirs while you are in town!

        Picnic in the public garden: the soul of Bordeaux is in the public garden Jardin. It consists of 11 acres of green lawns, trees, flowers, and plants, making it the perfect place for a picnic on a sunny afternoon.

        Sunday Market Marché des Qais: This weekly open-air market takes place on the Garonne. Here you will find fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, fish, seafood and regional delicacies (such as mushrooms and truffles).

        Wine Tasting: No trip to Bordeaux would be complete without trying Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon! 

        Cross the bridge to Darwin - The Darwin Bridge is Bordeaux's version of the Brooklyn Bridge. Once you've crossed that bridge, you'll find a neighbourhood in Brooklynesque with a skate park, street art, organic grocery stores, boutique restaurants, and coworking spaces.

        Explore the Neighborhood of Cimiez

        If you love art, history, and museums, take plenty of time to explore Cimiez. It has a rich culture and this is where some of the most famous artists in Europe have been inspired.

        Start with a visit to the Chagall Museum. His use of colour inspired Picasso and his stained glass windows are incredible.

        Continue to the Roman ruins of Cemenelum, which date back to the 1st century AD. On the way back to your hotel, stop at the 16th-century Franciscan monastery.

        If you are not in the mood to climb a hill or stroll through museums, Nice is a stone's throw from some of France's top tourist destinations. Here are some day trips to add to your 48-hour Nice itinerary:

        Antibes: Antibes is located between Nice and Cannes and has 23 kilometres of coastline overlooking the Mediterranean. In addition to its unspoiled beaches, it is also known for its cultural heritage.

        Monaco: Monaco is the second smallest country in the world and is full of glamour. The port country is known for its luxury yachts, luxury casinos, and five-star hotels. It is the perfect day trip if you want to experience the best things in life.

        Cannes: In good weather, locals and travellers flock to Cannes' beaches year-round. You can spend the day sunbathing, shopping in luxury boutiques, or exploring medieval castles.

        Popular cities in France

        Popular destinations in France

        1. Paris

        2. Lyon

        3. Nice

        4. Marseille

        5. Toulouse

        6. Bastia

        7. Lille

        8. Bordeaux

        9. Montpellier

        10. Figari

        11. Nantes

        12. Toulon

        13. Grenoble

        14. Nimes

        1. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

        2. Paris Orly Airport

        3. Nice Airport 

        4. Poretta Airport

        5. Toulouse-Blagnac Airport

        6. Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Airport

        7. Marseille Provence Airport

        8. Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport

        9. Figari-Sud Corse Airport

        10. Lille Airport 

        11. Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport 

        12. Lille Europe Train Station 

        13. Lyon-Part-Dieu Train Station 

        FAQ

        What you need to know about renting a car

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        What do I need to rent a car in France?

        credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.

        How old do I need to be to rent a car in France?

        The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old but drivers with this age can rent only Mini and Economy Car Categories. Renters aged 25 and older may rent all Car Categories. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age.

        Do I need car insurance in France?

        Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in France with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.

        Do I need a credit card to rent a car in France?

        In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.

        Do I need an international driving license in France?

        Drivers license issued in France or within the European Union does not have to provide an international drivers license. For drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as your standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in France.

        How do I find the cheapest car hire in France?

        You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period. 

        What is the cheapest rental car in France?

        You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Renault Twingo and Citroen C3 often provide the best prices. 

        What is the best car rental company in France?

        You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car, Keddy by Europcar, Alamo Rent a Car, and GoldCar. 

        What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in France?

        You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Citroen C3, Renault Twingo, Peugeot 308, Toyota Yaris. 

        Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for France?

        Most car rentals in France offer unlimited mileage in their offers. 

        How to hire a car in France?

        You can hire a car in France with Orbit Car Hire in simple steps. First, you define where you would like to pick up and return the car, enter dates and times and you can search for your cheap France car hire. 

        How much is it to rent a car in France?

        It will depend on where in France you would like to rent a car and at what period. The summer months can be more expensive than during the winter. You can find prices down to 12 GBP per day. 

        Can you rent an automatic car in France?

        Yes, you can find a wide range of automatic rental cars in France. The best way to find your automatic car hire in France is to filter the "Automatic" transmission when searching for your vehicle. 

        Can I rent a car in France?

        Yes, you can rent a car in France in simple steps with Orbit Car Hire. You just need to be over 21 years of age and have held the driving license for a minimum of one year (This can depend on the car hire companies)

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