Avis self drive car hire in France

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  • 1. Agen La Garenne Airport

    Address: Aeroport D'Agen La Garenne,Estillac

    Phone: 0553477647

    Agen La Garenne Airport

  • 2. Paris Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle

    Address: Roissy Charles De Gaulle Tous Terminaux, Roissy En France

    Phone: 0820611620

    Paris Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle

  • 3. Ajaccio Campo Dell Oro Airport

    Address: Aeroport Napoleon Bonaparte, Ajaccio

    Phone: 0495235690

    Ajaccio Campo Dell Oro Airport

  • 4. Toulouse Blagnac Airport

    Address: Aeroport De Blagnac Hall C, Blagnac

    Phone: 0820611678

    Toulouse Blagnac Airport

  • 5. Figari Airport

    Address: Aeroport De Figari Figari

    Phone: 0495710001

    Figari Airport

  • 6. Grenoble Apt

    Address: Aeroport Grenoble/isere Route De L Aeroport

    Phone: 0820611654

    Grenoble Apt

  • 7. Rennes Apt

    Address: Aeroport De St Jacques Rennes

    Phone: 0299296022

    Rennes Apt

  • 8. Marseille-Provence Airport

    Address: Aeroport De Marseille-provence Bp 68 Hall B T1 Rez De Chausse Marignane

    Phone: 0820 61 16 39

    Marseille-Provence Airport

  • 9. Perpignan Apt

    Address: Apt Perpignan Rivesaltes Av Maurice Bellonte Perpignan

    Phone: 0468615897

    Perpignan Apt

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Self drive Car rental in France

There is no bucket-list that doesn’t feature the seductive country of France with its romantic sunsets, dramatic landmarks, architectural marvels and iconic attractions. Often hailed as Europe’s cultural capital, France’s spectacular sights and experiences are best explored in your Avis car hire. With presence in across all major airports and cities, no matter how you travel to France, an Avis is sure to greet you and get you along in the most visited country in the world with an annual influx of about 89 million tourists.

Exploring France

France is a country that can delight any and every kind of traveler – from romantics to fashionistas, from oenophiles to coffee lovers, from history buffs to jazz enthusiasts, from art connoisseurs to gastronomes, from beach lovers to mountain climbers. Every corner of France has something unique to offer – not just in terms of weather but also in terms of culture. The French countryside attracts as many tourists as does the City of Lights. When visiting France, the question is not what to do, but rather what not to do. Having your own Avis car rental is the best way to get the true French taste of life. Hiring the Avis car will help you easily navigate the exquisite landmarks, spectacular scenery, historical monuments, world renowned art galleries and jazz clubs.

Begin your trip from the most obvious choice – Paris. Truly unique and incomparable with any other place in the world, it is rightly said that "there is only one Paris". Glorious beyond words, no postcard picture can ever capture the true essence of Paris and the enchanting Eiffel Tower. Catching a breathtaking sunset, followed by dinner at one of Eiffel Tower’s many restaurants is a must-do. For a taste of medieval Paris take to the famous Latin Quarters, lined with quaint bookshops and eclectic boutique shops. Art lover or not, Paris is incomplete without the Louvre Museums housing some of the greatest artworks ever created including the masterpiece - Mona Lisa by Leonardo DaVinci amongst others. Paris is not full of just amazing architecture but also good cafes. Boulevard Saint-Germain-de-Prés, in. particular, is a must visit, because you can’t visit Paris and not have a Parisian coffee. Before you depart from the City of Lights, make sure to visit Champs-Elysées, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Followed by Paris, take your Avis car rental to Versailles, just under a 30km drive via N118. Château de Versailles, undoubtedly the most beautiful castle in the world, is a legacy of the Sun King. Don’t miss the Mirrors Gallery, the apartments of the King, and the Queen and the view on the Garden from the windows.

Take your Avis car to the sunnier countryside of Provence, where a fragrant flavour envelopes you and rolling hills with farms of lavender lie stretching as far as the eye can see. More beautiful than any sight you may have beholden, the dreamy landscape of Provence has provided inspiration to many artists over the years. Explore quaint villages nestles atop hilltops, overlooking the French Riviera. Experience the best of French Riviera, by driving your cities of Nice, St Tropez, Cannes, and Marseille, bestowed with a sunny disposition, quite literally.

Relish the finest of cuisines, sample some of the best wines in the world, ski in the glorious French Alps, soak up the local markets, enjoy a Candlelit Evening at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte, treat your eyes to the pastoral landscape of the Burgundy region, delight in an unspoiled coastal scenery of Brittany to capture the true essence of France.

Go for a Road trip in France with Avis Car Rental

With a landscape as picturesque as France has to offer, we doubt you’ll ever want to stop driving. Get acquainted with the fragrant fields, wine laden valleys, unspoiled countryside, in your Avis car rental.

Road trips in France by self drive rental car

Route Napoléon

Gilded eagle marker along the Route Napoléon, on the southern approach to Gap, Hautes-Alpes, Source - Wikipedia

Emperor Napoleon took this historic route in 1815 while returning from exile on the island of Elba. Covering most of the famous places in France along the 325 km route, this tourist road passes through a number of pretty towns and villages worth stopping at while winding through the spectacular mountains of Provence. The Route Napoleon has a remarkable design, with cambered corners and extraordinary scenic views. Unlike the usual mountain passes, this route is more designed for speed and the ability to really appreciate the performance of the car. So, book your Avis car rental in France and rev up the engine for a road trip that will blow your mind away. Some of the famous places in France that you will get to see along this route:

− Cannes: The most famous place in France
− Grasse: The perfume capital of the world
− Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: The stone age city
− Castellane and Digne: The sister towns
− Sisteron: The “Gateway to Provence”
− Gap, Col Bayard, Corps, La Mure and Champ-sur-Drac
− Grenoble: Famous place in France for art junkies

Bordeaux to Biarritz

Bordeaux is meant for road trips. With a spectacular scenery comprising of rolling hills of vineyard, Bordeaux also gives you a base to drive to some of the vibrant vineyards just outside of city limits. Enjoy a meal or two at one of the many Michelin star restaurants and take off in your Avis car hire to the small town of Saint-Emilion, 50 minutes away. Sample some Merlot and explore the vineyards before heading North West to Pomerol and nearby Fronsac. Schedule tastings and get a taste of some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. Taking your from wine to waves, this trip provides you France’s country splendor in its most authentic form. End your trip in Biarritz, a bustling port city with inviting beaches.


The medieval island of Mont-Saint-Michel, the most visited monument in Normandy. Source - Wikipedia

Steeped in history, landmarks symbolic of the medieval ages and World War II, charming villages, breathtaking coastline, Normandy has all the ingredients for a perfect road trip. Begin your Normandy road trip in your Avis car, starting with Honfleur, the town featured in many of Monet’s paintings. Take a walk along the beaches, and admire the Middle-Ages vestiges. To the north of Honfleur lies Étretat, the town known for its breathtaking white-cliff walks. Head to Bayeux, along a beautiful seaside and continue to the famous D-Day beaches. From here, drive to the hometown of the iconic designer Christian Dior, Granville in Mont Saint-Michel Bay. End your trip in Mont Saint-Michel, along a coastal road with stunning views.

Driving rules in France

Which side of the road?

In France, please drive on the right side of the road.

Country driving laws

− Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device. Do not use headphones or earpieces
− Bus lanes are reserved exclusively for buses, taxis and bicycles
− In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right (“priorité a droite”)
− It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times

Speed limits

All speed signs will be in km/h.

For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:

− Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
− 4-lane expressways (rural areas): 110 km/h (68 mph)
− Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
− Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)

Unless indicated by road signs. Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions.

Child safety / Seat Belt laws

− It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt − Children weighing up to 9 kg must travel in a rear-facing car seat, in the back of the car only
− Children aged under 10 and weighing less than 36 kg must be seated in appropriate child restraint

Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.