When you rent a car in France from Sixt, you will have access to an extensive fleet of modern and well-maintained vehicles to suit your personal needs. Our car hire deals in France also give you the option of a handy range of extras to suit your requirements. If you're driving in the cities, we can include Sat-Nav to help you negotiate the traffic, or if you are travelling with children we can provide you with child seats for safety and comfort. For anyone wanting to insure additional drivers on a car hire in France, we can easily accommodate that, too!
What car should I hire?
- Hire a city car to negotiate the traffic of Paris
- 4x4s are perfect for countryside driving
- Opt for a stylish convertible to cruise the French Riviera
- Large saloons and estates are great for family holidays
- Our range of vans are great for moving posessions or commercial equipment
Credit Card Bookings
All of our rental vehicles and extras can easily be booked in advance by credit card. The card must be in the driver's name, and you must be able to show it as well as a valid driving license and passport or ID card when you collect your rental car. All major internationally recognised credit cards and Airplus are accepted. However, we cannot accept prepaid or debit cards such as Visa Electron. You will be required to pay a deposit when booking by credit card, with amounts varying depending on the category of rental car you choose.
Driving License Requirements
Driving licenses from all EU countries are accepted, and from non-EU countries as long as the holder doesn't have a visa or has been in Europe for less than six months at the time of their car hire in France. Visa holders who have been in Europe for longer than six months must show an EU driving license. If your driving license isn't printed in the Roman Alphabet, you will need to show an international driver's license in addition.
The minimum age to rent a car in France is 18, and you must have held a valid driving license for at least two years, although for certain categories of rental vehicle you will need to have held your license for five or ten years. If you are aged under 25, a daily surcharge will apply to your car rental.
In an Emergency
In the unfortunate event of you being involved in a traffic accident in France, the police, ambulance and fire services can all be contacted by calling 112. Calls are free from all phones including mobiles.