France Car Rentals

Driver's License in France

All licenses issued in the European Union are accepted.

Driver's licenses from non-EU countries (except Switzerland) are accepted if you have a visa in your passport and at the time of hire have not been in Europe for longer than 6 months.  If your domestic driver's license is printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required together with your driver's license when you drive in France.

To drive in France, the driver must present a valid national driver's license that has been held for at least 1 or 2 years(according to different car rental company).

*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.

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2018.10.20 Destination: Limoges

9.0Free Upgrade

Lovely Car and an upgrade. Very fuel efficient 70mpg


2018.10.20 Destination: Amiens




2018.10.17 Destination: Bristol

8.4one way pay day

The car a Ford Focus diesel hatchback was brilliant and packed with useful tech features like automatic lights / wipers / warning light on the wing mirrors / brilliant sat nav / reversing camera


2018.10.18 Destination: Biarritz

10.0Great car hire service

Lovely car, clean and tidy. Very pleased with service, would definitely recommend


2018.10.18 Destination: Bordeaux


everything except .. see below


2018.10.17 Destination: Nice

10.0Great service

The staff were friendly and very helpful


2018.10.16 Destination: Bergerac

10.0A great stay in the Dordogne thanks to Thrifty!

Very good staff at reception. Easy to book. Next to airport.


2018.10.19 Destination: Bergerac

10.0great service

quick and easy friendly staff


2018.10.14 Destination: Marseille

10.0French travel

Car appropriate for most of the travel we needed BUT we couldn’t fit all baggage in the boot - car was changed from the model ordered


2018.10.14 Destination: Lyon

10.0Very good value for money. Very professional and efficient service

The car was clean, well serviced and easy to collect/drop-off.

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on EasyRentCars.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

EasyRentCars will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on EasyRentCars, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on EasyRentCars.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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