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Car Hire in France

Hit the road with cheap car hire in France and discover this stunning country dedicated to good food and wine. Economy Car Hire operates throughout France and can provide a rental car to virtually any location. Don’t forget to check out our top 5 tourist attractions in France below.

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The most popular travel destination in the world, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in France. Whether you’re looking to hit the pistes in the Alps, explore wine country or laze on a beach on the Côte d'Azur this is a country that certainly caters to all tastes.

One of the most beautiful countries in Europe, there’s so much more to France than just Paris. 

Why should you choose Economy Car Hire?

As a family run business our focus is on you, our customers.  We are dedicated to providing the best customer service possible. As a leading car hire broker, we work with big brands and local suppliers to bring you the best deals. We assess their performance constantly to ensure we work only with partners we trust. Hire a car in France with us and we'll ensure your holiday gets off to a good start.

Our UK head office is open 6 days a week and we operate an emergency 24 hour back up service. You can rest assured that we’re always available to help. We’re even open on Bank Holidays should you need us.

Popular airports in France

There are so many places to base a holiday in France around. We offer our services at many of the country’s airports, including:

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – What is there not to love about Paris? The capital of France is filled with magnificent museums, unique monuments, and vibrant boulevards. Choose from the Catacombs, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Vietnamese Quarter for a wonderful city break.

If you want to explore the north of France, then fly to Le Havre Airport. The former industrial region has been transformed in recent years. This can be seen when you visit the Les Docks Vauban area of Le Havre. The decades of labour that occurred there can still be felt as you walk the streets and explore shopping districts. Mind you, such natural delights as the Brotonne Forest and the River Seine demonstrates that Mother Nature has also helped to make northern France a sight to behold.

With vineyards to sample some freshly made wine, Vinotherapie spas to relax those aching muscles, and beautiful Roman architecture – Bordeaux has it all in abundance. However, the airport is a half hour drive from Bordeaux itself so it’s best to pick up your car at Bordeaux Airport itself.

The French Riviera is a holiday paradise that is unmatched across the rest of Europe, with Nice Airport the perfect gateway to this lavish region. Relax as you take a peaceful boat trip around Monte Carlo’s picturesque harbour, or soak up the sun on a fabulous beach in Cannes – you couldn’t ask for a better backdrop. If you’re after a more upmarket setting, why not head over to Beaulieu-sur-Mer for a wonderful meal by the water’s edge?

If you’re planning a skiing break, then the French Alps will no doubt feature on your list! Geneva Airport - French Side is close to resorts such as Chamonix, Avoriaz, and La Clusaz whilst the Italian border is also within a short driving distance. Geneva is a great place from which to start your winter sports holiday.

If you’re visiting the western French Alps, Chambery Airport offers easy access to resorts such as Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes. Chambery is also only 30 minutes from the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy if you’re visiting in summer.

Exploring France

Many of the most beautiful areas of France are inland, far away from airports. A rental car gives you the opportunity to really discover as much as you want. Whether you’re exploring the hilltop villages of Provence or the beaches of St Tropez, a car gives you the freedom to do what you want.

Perhaps your first trip will be to a traditional market. Get there early and look for the freshest produce and get advice on how to prepare a fantastic feast from the sellers before hitting a café for breakfast.

If you’re keen to learn about wine, take a tour of the Loire Valley. There are numerous vineyards to explore and some of the best wines in the world are waiting for you. Its fairy-tale Châteaux offer a fascinating glimpse into a time of extravagance and will captivate you and leave you longing to return.

Visit Geneva and you’ll be spoilt for choice at any time of year. Head into the city to see the Jet d’Eau and the striking Palace of Nations. The Alps provide fantastic skiing in winter and stunning walks in the summer. Head towards the Italian border to take in Mont Blanc or drive over to Annecy and explore its Lake’s shores.

Over 70 years may have passed since D-Day but millions of visitors still come to the battlefields and cemeteries in Normandy to pay their respects. Walk the beaches of Omaha, Sword, or Juno and visit the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer before driving along the coast to Sainte-Mère-Église.

Our top 5 tourist attractions in France

  1. Versailles – One of the most stunning Royal palaces in the world. If you haven’t seen it, you must.
  2. Camargue – Horses, Flamingos, and bulls abound in this other worldly reserve south of Arles.
  3. Château de Chambord – The 2nd most visited palace after Versailles. A masterpiece of the French Renaissance.
  4. Gorge du Verdon – One of Europe’s most beautiful gorges. The emerald green river lies 2,300ft below the top of the gorge.
  5. Chartres Cathedral – A beautiful Cathedral that has changed only slightly since the 13th century.

Discover everything France has to offer

Find out more about France by having a read through our comprehensive travel guide and in-depth travel blogs. Don’t forget to top up your knowledge about driving in France too. You may also like to read our guide to skiing in France.

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