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. 

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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