Car Hire - We will tell you as well as many
others will that driving in central Paris is not advised.
If you rent a car and take it to your hotel most of
them do not have garages and parking is difficult.
If you are parked illegally your car will be towed
away. That is just one of the problems you will be
faced with and that is of parking.
There are also terrible Traffic Jams
and they are very frequent. During those congested
times you will travel at only 10 mph, but if you take
the metro its average speed is 17mph. Not to mention
that it is very difficult to drive about the city
especially if you are not familiar with it. We do
advise using another form of transportation but, if
you do decide to take the risk of driving and need
to rent a car the minimum age for car hirel varies
from 21-25 years. Drivers must have held a National
Driving License for at least one year. You
will need a credit card and the cost is paid for with
the driver's credit card.
We have discussed above the reasons for not renting
cars while you are in Paris and we will also mention
that there are Airport Shuttles to
take you to and from the airport. All being said, if
you would still like to rent a car these are the rental
companies below that offer rentals in the city of Paris.
Be sure to check each ones for the best rates and take
advantage of any free upgrades on the vehicles. Check
with your travel agent for package deals. Some include
the airfare, hotel and rental. You can save quite a
bit of money if you can find a great package. Remember
to follow the rules of the road. Make it your priority
and by all means drive safely.
Avis Location de Voitures S.A.
5, Rue Bixio
Budget Car Hire
4, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
Europcar Car Hire (National)
5, Avenue Italie
Hertz Car Hire France S.A.
27, Boulevard Diderot