Tips on renting a car and driving across France
Big names like Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Sixt or Enterprise are often a guarantee of good service and professionalism. With these major car rental companies travellers also often get the latest vehicles and have the opportunity to drive the newest Mercedes, BMW, Peugeot or Audi.
About speed limits
In France, speed limitations are to be strictly observed. The speed limits vary with the road (2.3 or lanes) and the weather (Rainy or not). Beware! Drivers considering motorways like racing tracks may have their licence conviscated on the spot and face fines.
About automatic cars
There are still few automatic cars in France. Travellers looking for a vehicle with an automatic transmission should rent long in advance to have a chance of getting it.
What is the mimimum age to drive
The minimum age to drive in France is 18. However in order to hire a car you must be at least 21 and have held a valid international driving licence for at least 12 months.
Car hire Insurance
In most cases car rental prices don’t include fully-comprehensive insurance and travellers have to pay for it if they want maximum coverage. Tip: Many credit cards include it ! The cardholder usually just need to pay the rental car with it to receive coverage.