London to Paris by Car - Sixt Travel Tips
The proximity of Paris to London makes it an ideal road trip destination. In just over 5 hours you could comfortably drive straight from your door to the foot of the Eiffel Tower, having taken in the stunning sights of the French countryside in-between times. Depending on your budget and schedule, there are several different options for you to take. A ferry crossing is the cheapest option, while taking the EuroTunnel is the quickest. With the comfort of your own car, you can take as much luggage as you need without having to worry about carrying it on public transportation. So why not do pick up a hire car at one of our London car rental branches and take a drive to Paris for the weekend.
Make Use of Your Car While in Paris
Once you've reached the French capital, your adventures in the car don't have to end. There several hugely popular sights just outside of Paris which make the perfect day trip and escape from the bustle. .
- Why not pay a visit to Monet’s home in Giverny? This traditional and achingly beautiful French village is located just an hour and a half northwest of central Paris. In this small place you can take a walk around the house and gardens that were once home to Claude Monet. The setting is perfect for a visit on a warm summer's day, but equally serene in cooler weather. You could even take bikes to explore the local countryside.
- Another must-see is of course the Palace of Versailles. If you haven't quite had your fill of the French Baroque buildings in Paris, take the short 45 minute drive out to the Palace of Versailles, where you can gawp to your heart’s content at the lavish and unprecedented splendour of Louis XIV's ‘ancien regime’ – and ego. You could easily spend a day roaming the gardens, let alone the various palace houses!
With your car, all these options are open to you and without the worry of missing your local transport connection! Make the most of your time this summer, and take a road trip from London to Paris!