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Rental Location: Bergerac Airport
Supplier: Europcar - Rating: 5/5
Reviewed by PG on
Good experience. Car ready on arrival and clean. Good instructions on return.
Rental Location: Nimes Airport
Supplier: SixT - Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewed by PB on
Car hire partner was Sixt. Receptionist spoke good English and it was quick and easy to complete the paperwork.I was given a choice of car to take and the car was easy to find in the car park. The car did have a few marks on the body but these were all pointed out to me and noted on the paperwork. When I returned the car with no new marks or scratches I was complimented on my driving!
Rental Location: Moulins
Supplier: Auto Europe - Rating: 5/5
Reviewed by 1600strwetbob on
Got email promptly. Car was ready. Receptionist spoke some english and demonstrated all aspects of car which doesnt always happen and was very helpful. Tips: Park next to cinema when collecting or droppung off. Its free.
Rental Location: Toulouse Airport
Supplier: Thrifty - Rating: 5/5
Reviewed by PKA on
Excellent service from online booking to pickup and drop off Will definitely use your car hire company on my next visit to France
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What do you need when hiring a car in France?

Driver's Licence

It may seem obvious but you definatly need to bring a valid driving licence plus it needs to have been held for at least 1 year and be in Western Script. For British license holders you should supply both the card and paper versions at the rental desk. If you require 2 drivers for the car rental then both drivers must have licences with them at the time of pick-up, the main driver should also have the credit card in thier name.

Credit Card

A credit card, as oposed to a debit card, is required when hiring a car in France, this credit card is tested for the deposit amount for the car, a debit card cannot do this, cash is also not accepted for this purpose, niehter is a cheque.

GPS or Sat Nav

Although these are available with some rental cars, they are not supplied with all cars and will be supplied in French language (this maybe possible to change but not easy). If you have a Sat Nav / GPS of your own then consider bringing it with you, it may well be cheaper to even buy a GPS before leaving home, but please make sure France is installed via your map software.


Although road maps can be found in bookstores and in all service stations. When you arrive at the airport you will probably need one straight away (if you do not have GPS) so consider buying a map before you leave on your journey.


It is a good idea to have some cash on you, if you arrive on a Sunday you may find that the fuel station is shut and will not accept your credit card (this is a sure thing if you have the old style credit card i.e not chip and pin). If you have cash with you then you can always sweet talk a frenchmen into buying the fuel for you and paying them in cash. It happens quite often!

Mobile Phone

Check your mobile phone has roaming enabled, i.e it will work abroad, also check that data roaming is turned off, or at least be aware that data roaming in a foriegn country may inncur significant extra charges.

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