France Car & Van Hire

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Wide Range of Vehicles for Hire

No matter what your needs are and where your destination is, our well-maintained fleet will get you there safely. Whether you are after luxury car hire to comfortably travel around cities, or you need to rent a seven seater that will get your family to the beach, we will make sure you drive away happy. Our cars come with petrol, diesel and even hybrid powertrains, mated to manual and automatic transmissions. You can rest assured you vehicle will be clean, well-maintained and ready to take you around France with a smile on your face. If you need any extra add-ons for your trip, such as child seats and boosters, GPS or extra drivers on the rental, tell us when booking and we’ll make it work. Get your rental quote above and enjoy your drive in France or explore our fleet page and see the vehicles we can provide to you.

Do You Need a Van Hire in France?

Sometimes your personal vehicle, or even a rental car, can lack cargo space when you need it most. Whether you are planning a big DIY project, tackling a house move or transporting office supplies – you can count on our van range. Our fleet has the latest van models, ranging from short wheelbase to Luton cabs. Discover our van fleet or reserve one now for your arrival in France.

Cheap Car Hire in France

We like to go the extra mile to provide the best service for the 20 million happy customers we serve every year.  If you want to get even more benefits by renting with us, you should join the Enterprise Plus loyalty membership. For every time you hire a car with us, you gain redeemable points for free rentals in the future. Book through our website to get the best price or simply visit a convenient branch on your trip to France.

Airport Car Hire in France

With branches in over 30 of the French airports, we’ll get you on the road no matter where you land! If you are flying to the capital city of Paris, you will find our branches in both, Charles de Gaulle Airport and in Paris Orly. In the north of the country above Paris, you will find Lille airport and the ferry port of Calais. The eastern region of Brittany is served by Nantes Atlantique Airport, Brest Bretagne and Rennes Bretagne. We can rent you a car in the sunny Côte d'Azur if you land at Marseille Provence Airport, Nice Côte d'Azur or Montpellier-Méditerranée. Maybe you are planning a trip to the French Alps? We can help you get on the winding roads if you visit the airport branches in Chambery and the port in the capital of the region, Lyon-Saint Exupéry.

Enterprise Car Rental Services

At Enterprise, we understand our customers need flexibility when hiring a car or van.  To ensure you recieve the best experience, we offer a number of car rental services that would help meet customer needs.

Need to drop off in a different location?

One Way Car Hire

Looking to rent a car for a one-way trip? No problem! Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers easy and convenient one-way car rentals from most of its 10,000 locations in 90+ countries. Choose from a great selection of vehicles, including economy, saloons, SUVs, people carriers and vans.

Need help picking up and returning car?

Free Pick Up and Drop Off Service

Our free pick-up service is available at non-airport locations during normal business hours. After you have reserved your vehicle online, we'll call and you can arrange your free pick-up.

Need a car for an extended time?

Long Term Car Hire Service

Looking for a flexible alternative to a traditional rental or lease agreement? We've set up dedicated long-term branches throughout UK to provide our customers one-on-one attention. Just let us know when and where you need to rent a vehicle, and we'll take care of the rest.

Things to do in France

Road Trip Across the City

With sights ranging from rich historical places, miles of crystal blue waterfronts, towering mountain ranges and world-famous vineyards – you would struggle to find a better place for a road trip than France. The capital city, Paris, is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. Why not park in one of the car parks in the city centre, then visit the Louvre and take a stroll through Jardin de Tuileries down to Champs-Élysées? If you want to avoid central Paris traffic, why not drive your Enterprise rental car to the Versailles palace?

Culture and Natural Beauty of the North

The North of the country is filled with ports and is home to the Alabaster Coast – an 80-mile stretch of white cliffs in Normandy. The region is also home to ‘Omaha Beach’ in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and other D-Day landing places. If you travel west, you can visit the region of Brittany, known for its unique language and culture. Visit Saint-Malo and see the walled Corsair pirate haven or take a trip to Rennes and see the medieval town full of half-timbered houses. If you find yourself near Nantes in Upper Brittany, take a trip through the Loire Valley and see the beautiful ‘châteaux’ scattered throughout the region.

Summer and  Winter Experiences in the Southern Province

The southern Provence and Côte d'Azur regions are filled with hilly vineyards, lavender fields, pristine beaches and marinas. A visit to the famous Saint-Tropez is necessary, right after strolling down the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. If you prefer snow and mountains, why not rent an SUV during your Alpine ski trip? The South-Eastern part of France is known for its ski slopes and villages like Val Thorens. With seemingly endless scenic rural roads throughout the country, France is an unforgettable driving experience no matter where you choose to stay.

Tips for Driving in France

When driving in France, there a few things to keep in mind:

  • In mainland Europe you drive on the right hand side. Make sure you remember this on roundabouts and motorways! Always give way from the right.
  • Unless specified otherwise, speed limits on French roads in built-up areas are usually 50km/h, on rural roads you can travel at 80km/h, dual carriageways are mostly 110km/h and motorways are limited to 130km/h with a minimum speed of 80km/h.
  • During bad weather conditions, the speed limit on motorways is automatically reduced to 110km/h, so be aware of this in heavy rainfall, snow or fog.
  • Some routes on French motorways are subject to a toll. The charges for passenger cars is around €8/100km, but can be higher when travelling through toll bridges and tunnels. To find out more about tolls and planning your journey, visit the French motorway company website.
  • The orbital motorway known as “la Périphérique” surrounds Paris. It’s a four-lane road with a speed limit of 70km/h. Make sure you are cautious when driving on this road, as it’s known for becoming congested and can be stressful during peak hours.
  • If you drive in any of the Zone Circulation Restreinte (ZCR) cities in France, do not worry about the "Crit'Air" badges, as our rental cars meet the anti-pollution standards.
  • Our vehicles have all the mandatory equipment required by law in France. You will find a reflective top, a warning triangle, a breathalyser and a first aid kit inside the vehicle.
  • In emergencies, dial 112 to contact the police, ambulance or fire services.

Our fleet contains the latest vehicle models, meaning they are low emission zone (ZCR in France) compliant. You will not have to worry about the charge for polluting vehicles in French cities that have these fees.

Car & Van Hire in France

If you are after a country with varied climates, rich cuisine, wine, heaps of history and the world’s most romantic capital – France is the perfect place. It is Europe’s third largest country and the world’s eighth longest road network, with over a million kilometres of motorways and roads. Whether you are planning a road trip from Normandy to the Province, or you need a car to get around Paris quickly, experience France in an Enterprise rental car. You can find over 20 of our branches in Paris alone, but we also operate in the major cities such as Nantes, Montpellier or Lyon, and even the island of Corsica. If you are flying to France, you can rent a car from one of the Enterprise airport branches.

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