Rent a car at Paris SNCF Gare du Nord with Europcar
Offering train services to Northern France and international destinations such as Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Paris Gare du Nord is the busiest railway station in Europe in terms of passenger numbers, welcoming over 200 million travellers per year.
Designed by French architect Jacques Hittorff, Gare du Nord is a striking landmark less than three kilometres from the city centre and the ideal place to begin an onward adventure. So, why not pick up a car rental from our Europcar station and hit the road as soon as you arrive?
The Europcar car hire experience at Paris SNCF Gare du Nord
At Europcar Paris SNCF Gare du Nord, we offer a great range of comfortable, reliable and top-of-the-range hire cars from small and compact like the city-friendly Citroen C3 to the popular Ford Focus. If legroom is of top priority, the Toyota C-HR Hybride is as roomy as it is responsive helping you to travel from A to B in style. Our premium range also consists of high-end vehicles from well-known marques with the streamlined Audi A4 Berline being a particular head-turner.
With our hassle-free, three-step booking process you can secure the vehicle of your choice for the dates you require. As our cars can be hired on a short or long-term basis, we will also help you to stay mobile for as long as you need be it a day, week, month or more.
Discover Paris and surroundings by car
Whether you want to marvel at the world-famous portrait, Mona Lisa, which resides at The Louvre in central Paris or fancy touring the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens, you can do so with a hire car from Paris SNCF Gare du Nord. There’s something for everyone in this fashionable and bustling capital with other top attractions including the Notre-Dame Cathedral and, of course, the Eiffel Tower.
If you’re in the city for a spot of retail therapy – you won’t be disappointed. Top shopping streets in Paris include Champs Elysées which is perhaps the most famous, as well as Rue de Passy, Rue Saint Honoré, Rue de Rennes and Rue de Rivoli-Le Marais.
Fancy hitting some of the best museums in the city? Then don’t miss the Centre Pompidou featuring air-conditioning, pipes, lifts and the escalators all on the outside of the building. Other places of interest include Musée d’Orsay, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Grand Palais and Musée des Arts et Métiers – the arts and trades museum.
With so much to see and do in Paris, you may not want to leave, but with a hire car at least you’ll have the flexibility to head north towards Rouen or south-east to the charming medieval city of Provins. There’s also the wonderful wine regions of Bordeaux to explore if you’re up for a leisurely road trip and don’t forget about the French Riviera along the south-east corner of France.
Driving in Paris
When in France, please keep in mind that drivers stay on the right hand side of the road unless they are overtaking. Beeping your horn is also strictly forbidden in the city centre unless a crash in imminent. As a rule, follow general driving etiquette such as stopping at traffic lights, staying within speed limits and being courteous to other road users.
Traffic within the centre of Paris can be heavy particularly during rush hours period which typically fall from 7-9 in the morning and 5-8 in the evening – so avoid these times if possible.
With regards to leaving your car, on-street parking bays are available but they can be hard to find. For this reason, you may prefer to use one of the many underground parking garages which tend to open 24 hours a day for your convenience. Many tourists also park on the outskirts of the city where parking is cheaper and make use of public transport systems.
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With a car rental from Europcar Paris SNCF Gare du Nord, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to tour this world-famous capital city at your leisure. While the Eiffel Tower will leave you in awe, you may wish to see the Mona Lisa at The Louvre, head to the Champs-Élysées for a spot of retail therapy or take the kids to Disneyland Paris for a memorable adventure.
There’s so much to see and do in Paris, but if an onward road trip calls, the lively and culturally rich cities of Versailles and Lille are within easy reach by car. The riverside city of Nantes is also a great place for a relaxing stroll and how about touring the famous wine regions of Bordeaux? From rolling countryside to exquisite mountain ranges and bustling city centres, France has it all!
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