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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Toulouse Blagnac Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$19.66 / per day
Toulouse Blagnac Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$20.18 / per day
Toulouse Blagnac Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$25.12 / per day
Toulouse Blagnac Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$25.47 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Toulouse Blagnac Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Pulsar or similar
Nissan Pulsar
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$25.72 / per day
Nantes Railway Station Car Rental
Compact
Opel Combo or similar
Opel Combo
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$31.73 / per day
Calvi – Sainte-Catherine Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$32.17 / per day
Biarritz Airport Car Rental
Mini
Opel Adam or similar
Opel Adam
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$34.07 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
33
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$72.70 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in France?

France is a great country to explore by car. From its capital, Paris, to other historic cities, the Atlantic coast in the west, Mediterranean in the south, and the Alps in the east, you could explore it for weeks or even months without growing bored.

France Car Rental

Top ways to enter France

  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport: Largest in France and one of the busiest airports in Europe.
  • Nice Airport: Best way to reach southern France’s Cote d’Azur. 
  • Bordeaux Airport: Serves not only the city of Bordeaux, but also much of the coastal Southwest France.
  • Marseille Airport: Serves France’s second city in the country’s south. 
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, you can pick up a rental car in a neighboring country and then drive to France. Some large airports near France include Barcelona Airport in Spain, Brussels Airport in Belgium, and Geneva Airport in Switzerland.
  • By Sea: Ferries arrive from vairous locations including the United Kingdom in ferry ports like the Cherbourg Ferry Port.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Paris: The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, and the Notre Dame Cathedral are just some of the world-famous landmarks and sites of Paris.
  • Cote d’Azur: Relaxed and picturesque, this coastal stretch along the Mediterranean is the perfect place to enjoy life.
  • The Alps: France’s high mountains offer stunning landscapes and opportunities for winter sports while valley towns like Chambery are among the most picturesque you’ll find anywhere in Europe.
  • Southwest France: From wine-making Bordeaux to surfing paradise in Biarritz and the foothills of Pyrenees, this part of France is just as captivating as some of the more famous destinations.
  • Brittany: Home to a proud local culture and beautiful Atlantic beaches, Brittany is one of the calmest and coziest places in all of the land.
  • Dijon: The capital of Burgundy is about 340 km south east of Paris. Dijon is a good place to visit for a day or two with its relaxing historic center. Visitors should also be sure to try the Burgundy wine. 

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in France is the Renault Twingo, but travelers also love the Volkswagen Polo and the Ford Fiesta.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in France is an economy, followed by compact and mini.

Top driving routes

  1. Paris - Brussels (325 km / 202 mi) Brussels, the capital of the European Union (EU), can be reached in less than four hours, and other Belgian cities like Antwerp and Ghent are just a little bit further. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  2. Nice - Milan (317 km / 197 mi) The Italian metropolis is at the foothills of the Alps, but you can reach it from the Mediterranean Coast in only four hours. It’s also possible to visit Monaco on the way. Note that to visit Milan from Nice (or vice versa) you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  3. Marseille - Barcelona (507 km / 315 mi) Second cities of France and Spain are just five hours apart, though you may want to explore the nature reserves and the Costa Brava beaches on the way. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in France:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting France is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 20% cheaper than the yearly average and about 38% cheaper than renting a car in December.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in France

Car Rental in Nice from $82.66 per day
Car Rental in Marseille from $33.58 per day
Car Rental in Paris from $21.71 per day
Car Rental in Lyon from $60.73 per day
Car Rental in Bordeaux from $61.89 per day
Car Rental in Toulouse from $19.23 per day
Car Rental in Nantes from $49.70 per day
Car Rental in Montpellier from $60.98 per day
Car Rental in Ajaccio from $23.81 per day
Car Rental in Bastia from $23.81 per day
Car Rental in Lille from $31.73 per day
Car Rental in Figari from $35.52 per day
Car Rental in Perpignan from $37.82 per day
Car Rental in Limoges from $39.27 per day
Car Rental in Biarritz from $27.67 per day
Car Rental in Toulon from $53.97 per day
Car Rental in Carcassonne from $31.73 per day
Car Rental in Beauvais from $20.68 per day
Car Rental in Grenoble from $69.20 per day

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in France?

The cost of renting a car in France depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in France
$51.23
January
$55.36
February
$50.38
March
$48.30
April
$56.04
May
$64.37
June
$71.75
July
$58.37
August
$51.53
September
October
$76.12
November
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in France is April — prices start from $48.30 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 17% cheaper than the year’s average and 37% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $76.12 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in France?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in France
8
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
8
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
5
September
October
5
November
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in France?

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in France. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is November.
France Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
94%
January
84%
February
85%
March
102%
April
111%
May
116%
June
139%
July
131%
August
72%
September
October
66%
November
December

Top 10 Suppliers for France in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.5
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.1
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.7
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.6
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.1
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.1

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