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Once you land in France you may need to use car rental services. Most of the leading companies operate from French airports and there is merit in booking car rental in France in advance of your travel date.
Most cars in France are equipped with standard transmissions, a fact that derives equally from the preferences of the driving public and the peculiarities of French licensing laws (automatic transmissions are generally only used by the elderly or those with physical disabilities). This extends to vehicle categories that in other countries (read: the US) are virtually never equipped with a manual transmission, such as vans and large sedans. Accordingly, virtually all of the vehicles available for rent at the average car hire will be equipped with a manual gearbox. If you do not know how to drive a car with a manual transmission and don't have the time to learn before your trip, be certain to reserve your rental car well in advance and confirm your reservation. Otherwise, you may find yourself in a car that is much larger than you can afford (or with no car at all).
For short term rentals, you will find numerous familiar big name agencies (Hertz,SIXT,Avis,Alamo) which you can book through our CarTrawler search facility to find cheap car rental in France by comparing prices side by side, such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty ). All of the above rental agencies usually have similar pricing, vehicles and rental policies. Although it not recommended, one will usually be able to wait until near last minute to book online and still get a car when it comes to short term rentals. In fact, there has been a recent surge in the last-minute car rental market, with an increasing number of start-ups promoting cheap car rental in France in innovative ways.
When driving in France, narrow winding country lanes are interesting to explore for discovering cultural aspects of France and for the scenic beauty. Motorways are quicker travel, but can turn out expensive due to tolls, so unless time is a factor, it is to your advantage to use the secondary roads when driving in France.
All vehicles traveling on French roads must now carry a yellow fluorescent jacket, that can be put on if the driver has to get out in an emergency. The jacket must be carried in the car, not in the boot (not in the trunk), and be readily accessible. Drivers not carrying the obligatory jacket may receive an instant fine of up to 130 Euros, if stopped by police. More information about driving in France is available here.
Car Hire International with our search facility powered by CarTrawler, finds rock bottom prices from various companies providing cheap car rental in France, such as Europcar, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Sixt and Thrifty. Cars may be picked up at all Airports in France, Ferry Ports, Major Railway stations and downtown car rental locations in cities in France.
France boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, Côte d'Azur (the French Riviera), the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the Alps, the Castles of Loire Valley, Brittany, Normandy: Mont Saint Michel. The country is renowned for its gastronomy (particularly wines and cheeses), history, culture and fashion.
Paris, the capital city of France is associated with romance and represents the diverse culture and traditions of France, a great destination for weekends with its excellent range of bars, restaurants and designer shops to shop till you drop. Car rental locations in Paris are at Charles de Gaul Airport, Orly Airport,city locations or Invalides and Gare du Nord Station.
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