Car Hire in France with SIXT

Say bonjour to one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and explore the diverse scenery on offer with SIXT car hire in France. Whether you need to hire your vehicle in the stunning southern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the captivating capital city of Paris or the beautiful Bordeaux in the south-east, SIXT has numerous branches for your convenience. Hire a premium convertible and travel through the wine regions with the wind in your hair. If you’re travelling with your family, get an MPV so you can fit everyone. With our friendly 24/7 customer service team and our competitive, affordable prices, car hire in France has never been so seamless.  

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SIXT Services in France

Perfect if you need either a long-term rental or a one-day rental, SIXT car hire in France is flexible and convenient. Pick between a range of car categories, including a minibus for if you’re travelling with a lot of friends and family or a luxury saloon model for if you want to make an impression while on business in France. With the option to add child seats, extra protection or an additional driver, you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.   

Good to know when you’re visiting France

Under-25 Car Hire

The minimum car hire age in France is just 18 years old. Be aware the driver must hold a valid licence for at least 2 years and a surcharge is included for young drivers.  

Crossing Borders

This will depend on the country and vehicle type but generally you can take your car into the surrounding EU countries. Please confirm your travel plans beforehand and feel free to call us to check. 

One-Way Car Hire

It is possible to choose a different drop-off location within or outside of France. Check using the booking tool but please be aware of an additional fee for this.  

Driving Tips

Your UK licence is valid to use in France without an International Driving Permit. Always drive on the right side of the road and never use a mobile while driving. Also be aware of the speed limit differences between wet and dry roads.  

Payment Methods

A credit card is required for any car hire in France and we accept all major cards. However, debit cards and prepaid cards are not accepted.  


There are various tolls in France that can be paid with cash or card. Generally you will receive a ticket entering a major motorway and pay it on the way out.  

Best places to visit in France

  • Visit Nouvelle-Aquitaine and enjoy the contrast of the wild Atlantic Ocean situated next to the peaceful Landes forest. The largest region in France, to see all that it has to offer you'll need a vehicle. Take your car hire up the coast to the port city of La Rochelle or, if you’re looking for more adventure, head down to France’s surf capital, Bordeaux, and catch some waves. 
  • Take a trip to Paris where you can enjoy some of the most renowned tourist attractions in Europe, including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower and the catacombs of Paris. Go a bit further afield and drive 45 minutes to the former royal residence, Palace of Versailles. 
  • Take a step back in time and educated yourself on the D-Day landings in Normandy. Drive between the beaches or visit the D-Day Omaha museum in Vierville-Sur-Mer, which is an informative source on the beach landings in 1944. 


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 42397 Ratings

Steven M.

Excellent customer service. Vehicle was available per the agreement. It was clean, reliable and with very minor damages (a few small scratches). Would have given five stars, however, the vehicle was missing the rear window wiper blade, which I discovered when I attempted to clean the window on day three of the rental. Luckily, I took pictures of the car before I accepted it, which clearly showed that the wiper blade was missing (proving that I was not liable). It's a practise I recommend to anyone renting a vehicle, no matter which company you choose.

Doug F.

Although we picked up from the Montpellier Airport, we returned the vehicle to the Montpellier Saint Roch train station and the service at that location was exemplary. The counter staff went above and beyond in terms of helping us move our many bags of luggage from the parking lot to the train station as well as giving us a place to store our luggage while we waited for our train. The main person who helped us (I forgot to get his name) was black and about 5'9". If you could replicate his DNA across the company, Sixt would be head and shoulders above all the competition.


Thank you for everything. The Lady behind the desk was very friendly.

Ben A.

Excellent service. They made sure they had a car full of petrol for us given the current issues in France with petrol due to strikes.

The car was great. High quality and in great condition. Really easy experience. Thank you.

backup u.

Great, efficient and friendly service !!! We didn't have to spend time waiting to be served. Explanations were clear and very kind.Returning the car was swift (amazing !) No doubt we'll use your services again!!!

Kimie O.

Friendly service at Nice Sixt, informative and helpful with suggestions. All our questions were answered to feel safe driving in France; from advising on speed limits/tolls, and fuel strike warning. Very thankful they manage to find an automatic car (very new merc b-class with not much mileage on it) but had a few dents/scratches already; most importantly had fuel in it due to gas strike.

maria p.

Gentilezza e professionalità !

Harvey S.

Really nice staff, helped us save money by re-adjusting the time scales due to being moved to an earlier flight! Car was great and pick up and drop off was a breeze. Would use again

Maxime R.

Accueil chaleureus et professionnel

Rafal M.

Good service, parking and cars easily accessible.

42fram. e.

Very good service and extra friendly people working there. And despite crazy gas strikes in France they take care of customer.


Perfect service, extremely friendly and helpful staff.

We received a brand new car.

Joel O.

Convenient location. Helpful explanations from excellent staff vehicle was ready and “blemish’s” identified in the contract. Return of vehicle at Orly was smooth.

Gideon C.

Johan was super friendly and helpful getting us our car for a wonderful road trip through France and Spain. The car had no issues and was very dependable.

Dan W.

Minimum of paperwork, everything carefully explained. The staff also helped by coming to my aid when I had difficulty engaging the car in reverse. It would help for staff to ensure drivers understand the operation of vehicle during the handover.

Mark E.

Very easy straightforward rental

Alets C.

Excellente réception et service impeccable !

It’s great to be welcomed with a smiling face. Anisse has been quickly and warmly helping us to hand over the keys. The car was clean and in good shape. Pick up has been as smooth as it could be. Thanks Sixt and Anisse.

Csaba T.

Excellent service, kind and efficient staff who answered all our questions and provided tips for sightseeing.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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