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Our car rental offices in France can be found across the country , and we offer a fast and efficient check-in and drop off wherever and whenever you decide to visit. You can rent a car at all the major airports, as well as from one of our offices conveniently located at each of the Eurostar destinations and at the Port of Calais. Whether arriving by air, sea or land, rest assured there will be one of our car hire offices nearby, with helpful staff waiting to assist you.
Whether calling on its many historic cities, enjoying a sojourn in Paris, the romantic French capital or breezing around the balmy Côte d’Azur, a hire car in France grants guaranteed access to the country’s varied landscapes, rich culture and spectacular sights. With more than 86 million visitors a year, it’s ranked as the world’s most popular destination, and our efficient teams will ensure you join its winding roads and open highways tout de suite so you can get on and enjoy it.
Embarking on a one-way journey across France in your hire car? Let us know your destination in advance and our teams will ensure that your rental vehicle drop-off is seamless, wherever you decide to meet us.
With an extensive history that dates back to the Celts and Gauls in the 5th century BC, and spans the Iron Age, Middle Ages and the Renaissance, France houses a multitude of age-old ruins, world-famous museums, priceless artwork and stately chateaux, as well as fields of poppies to commemorate its battles in the First World War.
France’s north tends towards a cooler climate with four clearly defined seasons. The south enjoys balmy Mediterranean temperatures for most of the year, with summer being the most popular time to visit. August in the French Riviera sees temperatures settling at a beach-friendly 30°C.
Every corner of the country has a unique appeal. St Tropez, Monaco and Cannes glitter with high-end boutiques, chic bars and buzzing clubs – not to mention the beaches, while Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament, is defined by its imposing Gothic and German architecture.
Avid skiers and fans of the great outdoors will enjoy the scenic roads out to the Pyrenees, Mont Blanc and the Alps and the spectacular Jura Mountains. If food is more your thing, you’ll relish France’s cosmopolitan capital Paris, home to 70 Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as the multitudes of independent bistros, restaurants and cafés across the country.
There are vineyards a-plenty for oenophiles seeking out France’s finest vintages, farmers’ markets for those with a penchant for fromage, and a rich peppering of sleepy rural villages offering a sample of true laid-back vie en rose.
Bordered by Belgium in the north, Germany and Switzerland in the east and Italy, Monaco and Spain further south, the country is also a gateway to several other desirable destinations.
Many of the country’s charming towns, historic chateaux and rolling vineyards are accessible only when you have your own vehicle. Hire a car with Avis to experience the very best of France.