Rent a car in Massy with Europcar
To the south of Paris, the town of Massy is conveniently located close to Orly airport, as well as some of the most popular tourist attractions, including the Château de Versailles and Disneyland Paris. With easy access to the French capital, hiring a car in Massy allows you to explore the Ile de France region and make the most of the charming cobbled streets, museums and cafés in Paris. The peripheral location of Massy gives easy access to the A6 motorway for onward travel to the south of France.
The Europcar car rental experience in Massy
Conveniently located at the Massy Palaiseau train station, with easy access to the motorway, car hire in Massy couldn’t be easier. Other Europcar rental points can also be found nearby at Orly Airport as well as multiple locations across Paris.
Various rental car options are available in Massy. For those planning on sightseeing, smaller cars such as the Fiat 500 and Volkswagen Polo are perfect for exploring the town and navigating neighbouring Paris with ease. For longer trips or bigger groups of people, a selection of larger models are available such as the Ford C-Max or Opel Mokka.
Need something even bigger? Van hire in Massy is also available.
Driving in Massy
In order to rent a car in France with Europcar, you will need a valid EU driver’s licence.
In France, the national speed limits are 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.
When driving in wet weather conditions, motorway speed limits are reduced by 10 km/h. If your visibility is less than 50 metres in front of you, the speed limit is 50 km/h on all road types.
If you are entering Paris city centre, you will need to take the ring road (péripherique) which has its own separate speed limit of 70 kilometres per hour.
Parking is widely available in Massy. Street parking is divided into two different zones indicated by colour; in green zones you may leave your car for up to 6 hours, in blue zones you may leave your car for up to 1.5 hours. There are also many underground and multi-storey car parks across the town.
Discover Massy and the surrounding area by car
Massy, just a 30 minute drive from the centre of Paris, is the perfect base to explore the capital and surrounding areas. With a hire car, you can easily visit the capital, as well as unforgettable attractions such as Château de Versailles, Château de Fontainebleau and Disneyland Paris, all within a 30 minute drive.
The Europcar Massy station is conveniently located near to the entrance of the A6 motorway which runs to Dijon (280 kilometres) before connecting to Lyon and Marseille, as well as the A10 for easy access to the west, with Chartres (70 kilometres) and Orléans (110 kilometres) both around an hour away.
Built in 1623 the Château de Versailles is one of the most iconic buildings in French history; boasting ornate architectural gardens and gilded interiors, it should be on everyone’s bucket list. Visitors can hire rowing boats, a great way to enjoy the best views of the castle, or grab a coffee from one of the on-site cafés and wander around the mystical woodland. Europcar offers car hire outside of the city centre, making it simple to reach this attraction in comfort and safety.
Disneyland Paris is easily accessible from Massy with a Europcar hire car. With two theme parks, seven hotels, a multitude of restaurants and attractions, Disneyland Paris provides endless fun for all the family. Wherever you pick up your hire car, and whether you are planning a long trip or a short stay, you can choose to drop off your hire car at Disneyland at the end of your trip if that is most convenient. Europcar offers a number of flexible solutions to help you make the most of your holiday.
Things to see in Massy
Just outside the liveliness of Paris, but close enough to still feel its energy, Massy is ideally situated for visiting the capital city and its surroundings. With Massy as your base you can spend a couple of days shopping on the Champs Elysées followed by an escape to the countryside. Just a short drive from the Fontainebleau forest, the national park boasts the decadent Château de Fontainebleau, as well as charming bluebell woods and a delightful little town full of charming shops and restaurants.