Europcar in France
Renting a car in France allows you to enjoy diverse landscapes from the stunning beaches on the French Riviera, lush Alpine villages, or the romantic lavender fields of Provence. If you are coming to France for pleasure or business, Europcar has the suitable car rental for you. And if you are travelling as a family there are several large models, as well as luxury and van rental options.
Europcar France has 365 stations across the country; including French overseas territories further afield in Martinique, and Ajaccio on the beautiful island of Corsica. If you are flying into France, you can pick up your Europcar vehicle in major airports such as Paris, Nice, Lyon and be on the road straight after you land.
Europcar car hire specific offers and benefits in France
Europcar customers can benefit from several optional advantages when they rent a car in France.
Get your return journey for next to nothing, with our One Way for €1 offer. Return your car to a specific station and you get your car hire for only €1. Why? Our vehicles are often needed the next day in other cities, but relocating them is expensive. By bringing the car back to a specific destination, you are doing us a huge favour. With 48 to 72 hours to complete the journey, there are several different routes across France - never more than a few hours’ drive. Choose the most convenient route for you and get car hire in France for €1.
Save time at the pickup desk with Online Check-In. This free online service means you can fill in your documents and credit card details beforehand and you can save valuable time at the check-in desk. Just a signature or two, and you will be on your way.
Driving in France
In France, cars drive on the right-hand side of the road. At junctions, you must give way to vehicles approaching from the right.
In France, it is prohibited to drive while using headsets or headphones, whether using them to listen to music or make phone calls. If you are caught, there is a £80 fine.
You must also respect the following speed limits: 130 km/h on motorways, 110 km/h on dual carriageways, 90 km/h on other road types and 50 km/h in built up areas.
In wet weather conditions, motorway speed limits are 110 km/h. If your visibility is less than 50 metres, the speed limit is 50 km/h on all road types.