When to book

France car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Thu 20/6
Thu 27/6

Search hundreds of rental car sites at once for car rental deals in France

Here is why travelers choose KAYAK

Save up to 46%Compare multiple travel sites with one search.

Free to useThere are no hidden charges or fees.

Filter your dealsFilter by car type, brand and more. Instantly customize your results.

Book with flexibilityUse our "free cancellation" filter for maximum flexibility at no extra cost.

Cheap car rentals in France

EconomyC$ 36/day
CompactC$ 42/day
IntermediateC$ 53/day
StandardC$ 57/day
SUVC$ 125/day
MinivanC$ 62/day
Full-size SUVC$ 77/day
MiniC$ 42/day
PremiumC$ 89/day
Passenger VanC$ 93/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 33/day
Compact SUVC$ 39/day
Standard SUVC$ 65/day
Compact station wagonC$ 80/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in France

  • If you are bringing children with you to France, you must be aware of the child car seat rules. Children under the age of 10 must ride in a car seat or restraint. If they are under 13 kg (28 lbs.), they must be placed in a rear-facing seat in either the front passenger seat or one of the back seats. For children up 18 kg (39 lbs.), a child seat with a harness or protection tray is required. For children between 18 kg (39 lbs.) and 36 kg (79 lbs.), they must sit in a booster seat secured with an adult seatbelt.
  • The biggest advantage of renting a car in France is that it is an efficient and affordable way to travel. Having a car will allow you to do a road trip cross-country or to take the historic Route Napoléon in the Alpes-Maritimes.
  • When you drive on French roads, you will find several toll highways, also known as "autoroutes péages." These highways are marked by blue signs with the letter "A" before the number. You will need to collect a ticket when you enter the toll road and pay according to your distance traveled when you exit. The current cost is about €1 ($1.13) per 10 mi.
  • When it comes to renting the right car, it all depends on what sort of driving you intend to do on your French vacation. If you are heading down to the French Riviera, a convertible is ideal for cruising around in the sunshine, while if you are planning a family holiday in the Alps, a station wagon or a large sedan is suitable. If you are visiting Paris, then a city car or compact car is best; or if you opt for the countryside, four-wheel drives are perfect.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in France for C$ 50 or less
  • Book your rental car in France at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in France are around 67% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in France are around 27% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in France

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in France?

    On average a rental car in France costs C$ 85 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in France?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in France.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in France?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (C$ 36/day), Lutam (C$ 40/day) and Rentscape (C$ 42/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in France?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in France are Sixt (7.5, 131 reviews), Hertz (6.9, 63 reviews), and Europcar (6.6, 67 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in France?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in France?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in France are Nice (56% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in France), Marseille (36%) and Rouen (2%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in France?

    On average a rental car in France costs C$ 460 per week (C$ 66 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in France?

    On average a rental car in France costs C$ 1,973 per month (C$ 66 per day).

  • What is driving like in France?

    Before you rent a car in France, you need to remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. Seatbelts are mandatory, and the use of mobile phones (even with hands-free systems) when driving is prohibited. You must give way to traffic coming from the right if there is no road sign at a crossing.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in France?

    When you rent a car in France, you’ll have to be at least 21 years old, and you must have held a valid driving license for at least two years. For drivers under the age of 25, a daily surcharge will be added to your car rental. When you go to rent your car, you will need either an EU driver’s license or you can present your non-EU driver’s license if you have been in Europe for less than six months. You must also always carry a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance documents when you’re driving your rental car.

  • How are gas prices in France?

    You will find that the average price of gas in France is around €1.57 ($1.78) per liter (around $6.43 per gallon). You will find a good selection of gas stations in most cities, which usually stay open for 24h; however, gas tends to be more expensive at stations along highways.

  • What are the speed limits in France?

    The speed limits on French roads are as follows: in urban areas and towns, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), and on national roads you can drive up to 90 km/h (56 mph). When you drive on dual carriageways or inner-city highways, the speed limit is 110 km/h (68 mph). On highways the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h (80 mph).

Car rental directory

  • free2move

    Free2Move car rental locations in France

    836 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in France

    688 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in France

    567 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in France

    512 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in France

    474 Locations

  • rentatcar

    Rent@Car car rental locations in France

    443 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in France

    352 Locations

  • ada

    ADA car rental locations in France

    351 Locations

  • ucarfrance

    UCAR car rental locations in France

    306 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car rental locations in France

    239 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in France

    204 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in France

    184 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency


Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 66/day

Good deal

C$ 50/day

When to book a rental car in France

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.